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Floyd Mayweather couldn’t resist another Julio Cesar Chavez dig

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Floyd Mayweather mentioned a certain 90-fight undefeated run when reflecting on his legacy recently.

Picking up his International Boxing Hall of Fame nod, Mayweather gave more than one speech during his acceptance of the first ballot award.

During a chat with those present, Mayweather cited mentions of Julio Cesar Chavez reaching 89-0-1 when compared to his 50-0 benchmark.

Mayweather once again had something to bite back with in response.

Floyd Mayweather Chavez record

“They said, well, this fighter was 79/0, and this fighter has two hundred straight wins. He didn’t do what I did,” said Mayweather in reference to the Mexican great.

“I still beat more world champions than any fighter in history. I am a clean fighter, a pioneer, and regular blood and urine tested [fighter].”

Hall of Fame ring

Mayweather broke down in tears in another part of his speech run. He then gifted his dad Floyd Mayweather Sr. his Hall of Fame ring.

“I did a lot in my career, but this is by far the best,” said Mayweather. “I want to thank the International Boxing Hall of Fame for giving me this.

“This right here is going to my dad because he deserves it. Bernard Hopkins said it best, `You’ve got to earn it.’ – My dad earned this ring.

“I want to say thank you to everybody for your support. I want to tell all the fighters, thank you, you guys are remarkable. There wouldn’t be no me without you guys.

“I don’t really know what to say. I told myself I wouldn’t cry, but this was something beautiful. This is one of the best days of my life.”

The five-weight world champion is back in action this September in a second RIZIN appearance. Mayweather stands to make another eight-figure appearance check.

After that, options up for rematches with Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor as the “Money” man continues his bid to take what he can from the sport before retirement.

By his admission, Mayweather is milking it.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @worldboxingnews.