Floyd Mayweather Jr: “He didn’t live up to his end of the bargain”

February 8, 2010 – 10:40 am by Chris Fedor

After Floyd Mayweather Jr’s potential fight against Manny Pacquiao got cancelled, Money needed a new opponent. Well, now he’s got one in Shane Mosley. The two are scheduled to fight on May 1st of this year. Mosley is coming off a very impressive performance against Antonio Maragrito. In the fight against Margarito, Mosley was stronger, faster and better than Margarito as he knocked him out in the ninth round. It was a tremendous performance by Mosley and it got him back into the conversation of one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport. But this is not the fight that people want to see. No offense to Mosley, he is a tremendous fighter and if Money doesn’t fight Pacman, than this may be the next best possible fight for him to take, but it will not get the same response that a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight would get. I have said it before and will continue to say it. The fight the world wants to see is Floyd Maweather Jr. fight Manny Pacquiao. That’s it. And until fight fans get to see that fight, no fight fan will really be happy with any fight that pits Mayweather against anyone not named Pacquiao and the same goes for Manny Pacquiao.

Floyd Mayweather Jr joined ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. with the Sports Fix in Miami on Friday at Super Bowl Radio Row to talk about why the Manny Pacquiao fight got cancelled, why he demanded a drug test, and what he thinks of the fight against Shane Mosley.

On why the Manny Pacquiao fight is not going to happen:

“Manny Pacquiao didn’t want to take a 25 million dollar drug test. I had a clause that I wanted and he had a clause that he wanted. His clause, what he wanted, was every pound that I weighed over 147, they wanted me to pay ten million dollars. I said no problem, each pound I’ll pay ten million dollars. My clause for him was for us both to take random drug tests. The only thing that I’m trying to do is clean up sports period.”

On why he demanded a drug test:

“Because in the past, at first you have fighters in the past that didn’t take HIV tests, now all fighters gotta take HIV tests. At one time, you weighed in the day of the fight, now you weigh in the day before the fight. Now you gotta take all different types of tests leading up to the fight. So why not? Out with the old and in with the new. We have to change. Everything has to change.”

On Manny Pacquiao not agreeing to the testing:

“He asked me to do one thing and I asked him to do another thing. The thing is this, a fighter before asked me ‘Floyd if you weigh this much over will you pay?’ I said yes. We’ve done it in the past. Simple as that. I asked him to do one thing. He had something that he wanted me to do and I had something that I wanted him to do. He didn’t live up to his end of the bargain. I lived up to my end of the bargain.”

On people believing that Manny Pacquiao is now the best fighter pound-for-pound:

“Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I live my life the way I live my life and I’m happy with what I do. I live for Floyd Maywetaher. I don’t live for the fans. I love the fans but I live for myself. Self preservation is first. I must be happy first before I can make anybody else happy.”

On the fight against Shane Mosley:

“I was trying to fight Shane Mosley back in 1999 when Shane Mosley was undefeated. That’s what the fans fail to realize. Even in the sport of boxing, people get things mixed up. In the sport of boxing, if you start off good in your career, you’ll be good all the way till the end of your career or you start off good and you decline as you get older. You go downhill as you get older. You just don’t start off ordinary, like Manny Pacquiao, and then once you get over 25 or 26 years old, you become just extraordinary. It doesn’t work like that. So I just want to know what is it really? That’s all I want to know, what is it really? 

Listen to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. here

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  1. 57 Responses to “Floyd Mayweather Jr: “He didn’t live up to his end of the bargain””

  2. Mayweather is good at fooling the fans because their are lazy fightscribe and Mayweather-loving ones. Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Kenny Norton, just to name the Negro heavyweights.

    By Eadam on Feb 11, 2010

  3. “You just don’t start off ordinary, like Manny Pacquiao, and then once you get over 25 or 26 years old, you become just extraordinary”

    Yup, mayweather thinks pacquiao is extraordinary.. I don’t get this mayweathers. They say manny is no threat to mayweather with or without steroids then the next thing the mayweather senior will say is that his boy shouldn’t fight manny as “even the best could get hurt if someone is on something”. Only mongoloids will defend this nonsense mayweathers.

    By Dren on Feb 11, 2010

  4. hi boxing fans> what do you expect with the statement of my cousin he contradicts himself. he is a nonsense talker. full of trash talks> he does not care about the fans. but he always care about money. shame n you my cousin

    By gregg mayweather on Feb 11, 2010

  5. In the sport of boxing, if you start off good in your career, you’ll be good all the way till the end of your career or you start off good and you decline as you get older. You go downhill as you get older. You just don’t start off ordinary, like FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR, and then once you get over 25 or 26 years old, you become just extraordinary. It doesn’t work like that. So WE just want to know what is it really? That’s all WE want to know, what is it really?

    By joey tagaduhat on Feb 11, 2010

  6. who does floyd think he is? he is not the commission. he’s just a boxer. so he has no right to impose his own rule on his opponent. if he wants change, he should go to the state commissions and present his arguments there. not force it on his opponent. also he should be credible first when he does that by not using xylocaine anymore.

    By Pancho on Feb 11, 2010

  7. Yeah you pay 10 mil for a pound because you cheated on the poor Marquez. YOu dont fight fair man!
    Then you request blodd test on pacquiao because you know he will be weaken by blood test.

    You dint fight fair. Coward!

    By blahblah on Feb 11, 2010

  8. He said he wants to clean the sport.

    Ok! Pacman should agree on 14 day blood test and agree to fight not in Vegas but should fight in Dallas where a very good venue is present and xylocaine is banned

    By andrew on Feb 11, 2010

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  11. According to Kenducky Floyd Chicken (KFC) “I don’t live for the fans. I love the fans but I live for myself. Self preservation is first. I must be happy first before I can make anybody else happy.” To all KFC Fans Read and understand! Your Idol is such a freak! Brainless!

    But for PACMAN “I want every boxing fans and my fans to be happy first!” See the difference? READ IT ALOUD KFC FANS!

    By pzer11 on Feb 11, 2010

  12. tanginamo mayweather! hehehe… yeah, sure, you live up to the end, just to spoil the fight… gago! who do you think you are? XYLOCAINE BOY…

    By rashedd514 on Feb 11, 2010

  13. Steroids is useless for Mayweather. No amount of steroid can change a coward into a fighter. What Mayweather needs is valium to calm his nerves. His heart is questionable and will always run away from a good fight. Mosley will kill him come May 1st unless he again runs silly for 12 rounds. Another boring jab-jab-run. I’d rather watch Clotey-Pac which is the real action fight.

    By Punster on Feb 11, 2010

  14. Manny Pacquiao is a champion in two weight division not unless he vacated the jr welterweight. He is the officially recognized P4P king. The most awarded athlete. All roads leads to him. The richest fight is on his grip.

    By new era on Feb 11, 2010

  15. why don’t you writers ask Mr. Mayweather if he is still using xylocaine, and would he opt not to use it in his future figths.

    By jon on Feb 11, 2010

  16. Now you can see the real reason why Floyd Jr. wants random blood testing.The reason from his own mouth and i’ve been saying this for along time.The reason is that manny put the clause that for every one pound over the limit,floyd should pay 10 million dollars fine.Since he cheated Marquez by coming in overweight and paying peanuts for every pound over the limit,he was planning to do the same to pacquiao.Because manny ask for 10 million dollars fine for every
    excess pound,his plan to cheat again was check-mated.Cause he might end up paying 20-30 million dollars fine.That’s the real reason why he requested the random blood testing to get back at manny for being check-mated.Now he is saying that he want’s to clean the sport of steroid as his goal for requesting random blood testing.That’s a lie.Read it again and you can clearly see that the reason he requested random blood testing is to get back at manny because his plan to cheat was prevented.What a character this Floyd Jr.We’ll I guess it runs in the family.

    By jose on Feb 11, 2010

  17. there was no bargain to begin with. this guy pbf is always out there spinning stories which are very far from truth. the truth is, he’s chickened out and just won’t admit it.

    By bolo punch on Feb 11, 2010

  18. very hilarious at the end of the Interview..

    Interviewer: so you’re gonna root for Pacquiao
    Mayweather: uhh…absolutely not!

    This chicken shows hes so damn scared to fight Pacquiao when he wins pac-clottey bout

    Floyd is just praying the pac will lose…crazy chicken hahahaha

    By denzxl on Feb 11, 2010

  19. “I live my life the way I live my life and I’m happy with what I do. I live for Floyd Maywetaher. I don’t live for the fans. I love the fans but I live for myself. Self preservation is first. I must be happy first before I can make anybody else happy.”

    And why should boxing fans care about this selfish and egotistic clown?

    By Beastie Boy on Feb 11, 2010

  20. floyd is “psychological coward” indeed!

    By ROCK on Feb 11, 2010

  21. yellowfloyd,
    WHO IS THE REIGNING POUND FOR POUND FIGHTER TODAY?
    WHO IS THE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR?
    WHO IS THE FIGHTER OF THE DECADE?
    WHO IS THE ONLY 7 TIME WORLD DIVISION CHAMP?
    IT’S NOT YOU YELLOWFLOYD BUT MANNY PACQUAIO, THE ONE YOU DUCKED AND THE ONE YOU ARE SO ENVIOUS OF.

    By yellowfloyd on Feb 11, 2010

  22. bargaining as to mayweather. just to set it straight/clear, what pacquiao has asked is based on rules,nevada state rules, they r fightng 147 max, going over means not meeting the required weight – 2 things will happen,fight will go on or not. if ur the champ and go over the weight limit u loose ur crown. remember that floyd has a history of not meeting regarding weight contract. with mayweather bargaining, its not in las vegas rule for olympic style drug test, not not and not, its mayweathers rule. so why will pacquiao abide by mayweather rule.

    By bagoong dressing on Feb 11, 2010

  23. Floyd is universally known a coward fighter and for that, even though I’m 57 years old non-boxer, I wanted to fight him in the ring provided that all types of drugs that exist in this world is banned. I think even the poorest street boxer can beat floyd……he is nothing in the world of boxing…..I repeat he is NOTHING…..NONE RESPECTABLE, NO DIGNITY…JUST NOTHING

    By Dream Boxer on Feb 11, 2010

  24. floyd you are a big retard.

    By floyd you are a big retard, you wortless sack of shit on Feb 11, 2010

  25. I WILL NEVER WATCH FLOYD MAYWEATHER ON PPV. EVEN WITH PACQUIAO ETC. THE REASON? WHEN HE FOUGHT DELAHOYA….THATS THE MOST BORING BOXING I HAVE EVER SEEN AND THE BAD PART IS THAT I GOT PPV FOR IT. PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE BOXERS NOT RUNNERS…ALL THIS TALK…I WILL KNOCK HIM OUT…YOU WILL SEE WHAT I WILL DO to HIM IN THE RING…BAH HUMBUG…..I RATHER WATCH VALERO /MORALES/ BARRERA / LEWIS…COZ I KNOW…SOMEONES GONNA GET HURT BIG TIME. CLEAN UP YOUR ACT XYLOCAINE BOY…OR RETIRE NOW!!!

    By butthead2001 on Feb 11, 2010

  26. Monkeycheaterweather is a coward and scared that he will get knock out worst than Hatton. Pacman might kill him or may become vegetable after the fight. He has the entire alibi to avoid the fight. Even when Pacman will agree with the random test, he gets another demand such as he will not allow Pacman to make a sign of the cross because it’s against his religious belief. Monkeycheaterweather should retire and go back to the jungle of Africa to join with his ancestors.

    By BOIEMACHO on Feb 11, 2010

  27. gay gay gay weatherrrrrr

    By theunheardvoice on Feb 11, 2010

  28. I’ll be wasting my money ordering a pay per view fight between the great fraud and a soon to be 39 years old (with more than a year inactivity) Mosley. Its just simply stupid to expect anything from Mosley. He might have been a great boxer in the past, but he wouldn’t be able to keep up with all the running that flyd will do.

    By cano on Feb 11, 2010

  29. Floyd Mayweather is distorting facts. Floyd has never agreed and concede to the ten million damage for each pound in excess of the weight, if it was the case, it will be a deafening bubble from Golden Boy, Schaefer and Camp from the advent ’til the fall of the negotiation. There were never media and press release official or even net blogs that say so.

    By Nathan Hendriche on Feb 11, 2010

  30. Are you still paying attention to Kentucky Floyd Chicken? You guys are just wasting your time. Just ignore him. He might learn something from it and start behaving right and be honest to himself.

    By Barako on Feb 11, 2010

  31. you gotta excuse my uncles and my cousins they are a bunch of midwesterns hill billy boys who thinks their opinions is star rated,everybody here knows my cuz floyd will get his deserving ass whuppuing from that china man pickyao,,,,just a matter of time pickyao will kayo and retire my cuz…..

    By may mayweather on Feb 11, 2010

  32. Manny is a one dimensional fighter…you dont start ordinary and become extra ordinary..wait I’m confused…is manny one dimensional, easy to beat or is he extra ordinary? which one is which? I guess i want go sleep my brain feels numb again…

    By Vince on Feb 11, 2010

  33. The Fraud is at it yet again. “I dont live for the fans” that says it all. The ducker waits for Mosley to grow old and need to be pushed before agreeing to fight him.

    By quack on Feb 11, 2010

  34. Floyd Jr. insulted his fans, Floyd Sr. the teachers, Roger the entire Filipino people and they are still insulting the sensibilities of just about anybody in the world by talking nonsense, hypocritical and contradictory statements which they want you to believe (best example-Pac on ‘roids). Some people actually believe this criminal family including self-proclaimed and know it all boxing writers. Wake up people, you are being taken for a ride!

    By Badong on Feb 11, 2010

  35. bla…bla…bla…We all know what happens when this chicken crosses Manny’s road…adobo!!!

    By Pinoy Pride on Feb 11, 2010

  36. Floyd is one of the smartest boxers in the world. History shows that he chose smaller and less talented fighter in his 40 fights to ensure an undefeated career.

    Now hes doing it again to fight mosley at 39 years of age.

    He will avoid PACQUIAO at all cost because he knows that he will kiss the canvass several times before he gets knocked out.

    Maywether doesnt deserve to be in the Pound for Pound list. Hes a coward undeserving to be in a gladiator sport like boxing.

    By Rigs on Feb 11, 2010

  37. floyd does not understand that manny only demanded the $10million per excess pound because floyd came in 2 lbs above the agreed weight in his last fight with marquez.. we all know what happened to that fight. now what is the reason/logic why floyd demand a drug test that is not required by the commission? to clean up the sports? fcuk that’s hypocrisy. give us a break floyd. it was manny you’re fighting. manny “clean as fcuk” pacquiao! not a known ped user mosley.

    By jayboy on Feb 11, 2010

  38. Pacquiao vs Clottey is no bad match up at all in Arlington ,Texas new and huge and very expensive modern stadium.It can give live audience their money’s worth with the gigantic live screen at all angles clearly watchable.
    The match will be very exciting b/c Clottey is from Accra,Ghana Africa that is also similar to Pacquiao’s dream in life to become world champion and can get out of a poor status in life.The intensity will be there for sure ,only the great one will come out as the winner.Pacquiao is popular now b/c he never decide never but always put his career in GOD’s hand.He is thankful and returning the blessings through his charities and investments back home.Boxing is a grat sport with physical and mental competition but way better than pure unnecessary war.

    By isidro on Feb 11, 2010

  39. Pac has move on! Floyd is still hallucinating on the money he will earn in fighting Pac. He can’t accept the 50 Million dollars or more is gone. Wake up floyd. If floyd is serious in fighting Pac his demand should be in accordance with the rules. Floyd has no business to impose his own demands beyond the rules. Pac is very rich in the Philippines, he has plenty of money. Thus Pac does not need floyd for money.Floyd is only jealous with Pac because Pac is very popular now as pound for pound, Pac is being loved and being named fighter of the decade. Let’s make the comparison after their bouts. Pac will go to knockout clottey whereas floyd will just run in the entire 12 rounds. The only way for floyd to regain the lost respect, he should knockout mosley cold.

    By Prof.Puertos on Feb 11, 2010

  40. Random BLOOD TESTING is NOT a requirement in BOXING. But making a 147 lbs maximum limit in welterwight is!

    Can’t Mayweather see that reality? His demand is in no way part of boxing reality while PACMAN’s demand is legitimate due to Mayweather’s ligit cheating during his fight with Marquez.

    He is simply stupid and irrational.

    By Jaw Broke on Feb 11, 2010

  41. Now you see the effect of Xylocaine. It eat’s up your brain’s neurons and you become moron. That’s why I don’t use it anymore. I’m now on steroids. He..He.. He.. He.. joke only guys.

    By El Diablo on Feb 11, 2010

  42. The Pacquiao/Mongoloidweather fight,will never happen,,and will never be,,,if the pacman has to agree on the Mongoloids’ demand,about random blood tests,next thing they will ask for pregnancy test,dna test,allien test,and alot more of tests,,although it is the fight that boxing fans are longing to see(includes me)the fight will not happen…it is a boxing prophecy..

    By rmbeleber on Feb 11, 2010

  43. Lets get rid of Fraud Mayweather Jr.

    NSAC should ban XYLOCAINE during a fight!

    Fraud will retire immediately as soon as NSAC bans XYLOCAINE!

    By Prime1 on Feb 12, 2010

  44. FRAUD, ALL YOU HAVE IS DECEPTION…YOU DID NOT WANT TO FIGHT IN TEXAS BECUASE OF THE DRUG YOU USE FOR YOUR HANDS, YOU WANTED THICKER GLOVES, BIGGER RING.ALL OF WHICH PACQUIAO AGREED TO. YOU ARE A SHITHEAD…FULL OF HOT AIR…..YOU ARE JUST ENVIOUS AND IT,S KILLING YOU!!!!!!

    By winston on Feb 12, 2010

  45. TO ALL THE DIEHARD FANS OF BORING, COWARD XYLOCAINE, GAYFEATHER! THIS STATEMENT IS FOR ALL OF YOU!

    “I live my life the way I live my life and I’m happy with what I do. I live for Floyd Maywetaher. I don’t live for the fans. I love the fans but I live for myself. Self preservation is first. I must be happy first before I can make anybody else happy.” – FLOYD “KFC” MAYWEATHER, JR.

    EAT THAT SHIT GAYWEATHER NUTHUGGERS!!! FUCK YOU!!!

    By TO ALL GAYFEATHER NUTHEUGGER!!! on Feb 12, 2010

  46. The word of gayfeather makes me laugh to the max as he hypocritically mentioned he is up to cleaning the sport ha ha ha…Pacman will not put that clause had he not play it dirty with JMM. Aside from being overweight, he has another advantage by having a non numbing hand through PED xylocaine use. Only total idiots will believe this hypocrite woman batterer and cheater. He lives in his own fantasy boxing world that says he is the greatest. The truth of the matter is gayfeather is nothing but a coward chicken that people call him.

    By NOFEAR on Feb 12, 2010

  47. What the boxing world should do is create another boxing body with the name of “FANTASY BOXING WORLD” with gayfeather as the P4P king and be dubbed there as the greatest. Perhaps this will quench his thirst for greatness as there will be no opposition to him there.

    By NOFEAR on Feb 12, 2010

  48. i wonder why espn talks about the drug test,are they blind about floyds well known use of xylocane,this is not a well balanced interview

    By BOXING101 on Feb 12, 2010

  49. the fight didn’t happen because floyd thinks pacquiao was an ordinary fighter who became extraordinary. Right from floyd’s own mouth. Very simple explanation.

    By laughing hyena on Feb 12, 2010

  50. the mayweathers still think pacquiao is one-dimensional but floyd also thinks pacquiao is now extraordinary.

    By laughing hyena on Feb 12, 2010

  51. “The only thing that I’m trying to do is clean up sports period.”
    The question that should have been ask was:
    Do you believe Manny Pacquiao is not clean?

    PBF should answer this question. If yes then Pacman must show the world he’s clean and if no then no blood testing should be required. However, saying yes is very tricky, it will gain weight on Pacquiao’s defamation lawsuit.
    Now PBF please choose the right answer carefully, will you? or are you really chicken?

    By atozet on Feb 12, 2010

  52. Mayweather wants to be the ‘Olympic Drug Crusader’ then he needs to get off Xylocaine first.

    By Maria Sanchez on Feb 12, 2010

  53. still i can watch floyd fight without paying ppv,cause my neighbors are floyd fans,they always invite me watching boxing in their tv.,their happy if im around cos im only a pacman fan he!he!he!,..lol.

    By dagohoy on Feb 13, 2010

  54. XYLOCAINE,can i have a question please note IF A PERSON is using XYLOCAINE CAN A PERSON B COME
    GAY WHAT EVER WEATHER MAY BE? OR AT ANY TIME?

    By SCREAMING EAGLE on Feb 14, 2010

  55. OR CAN HE B CALLED D XYLOCAINE MAN
    OR MAKE IT SHORT MR “X” MAN

    By SCREAMING EAGLE on Feb 14, 2010

  56. im totally on mayweather side,,, i dont believe u people emphasising stupid shit like mayweather talking about money and himself,, i dont give a shit about his money or wathever,there are many fucking athletes with that amount of money i can assure u are more arogant than mayweather, its just that mayweather like publicity and shit, hes has become a public image,hes a clown sometimes but heyy,, who gets hurt with the interviews?? assholes who are not impartial, mayweather is a successfull boxer with a unique style ,, superdeffensive, very good counter puncer, veryy good speed, and good power,, and all u people see in him are his stupid interviews.. most of the interviews im laugh about his attitude jhajha u gotta respect the motherfucker cmonn hes been a good boxer, he has the right to implant what he thinks is right, just like pacquiao goin to 10 million per lb, wtf! i know for a fact pacquiao is dirty,, if ure so dumb,, thats cuz ure not a boxer, i bet most of the people commenting havent boxed seriusly in any tournament,,, put urself on mayweather status,, hes gotta act smart and dont even put attention on stupid peaple who cant deal with reality,, cuz he really is a sincere person,, pacquiao on the other hand is full of shit,, think about,, i dont care what u think but im sick of reading this comments, open ur eyes u idiots… this shit is serious,, many the religius man cheated his wife and now is in a fighting competition hitting other great boxers with shit on his blood and u idiots dont want pacquiao to prove hes clean cuz the bitch is superstitious about needles and blood, my balls in ur face u bag full of shit

    By erik rodriguez on Feb 19, 2010

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