Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is a former professional boxer and professional boxing promoter. He was active in this sport from 1996 through 2015, with a one-fight comeback in 2017. In his whole career, he won fifteen major world titles, including the lineal championship in four weight classes and The Ring in five weight classes, and he retired unbeaten.
In addition, he earned a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three US Golden Gloves championships, and the US featherweight national championship. BWAA also dubbed him “The Fighter of the Decade” for the decade of the 2010s.
Floyd has won the Ring magazine Fighter of the Year award three times, as well as the BWAA Fighter of the Year Award three times and the Best Fighter ESPY Award six times. Mayweather was recently named second on Ranker’s ranking of the top boxers of the twenty-first century in 2020.
Read a few Floyd Mayweather, Jr. quotes below and apply them to your daily life. It will radically alter your life.
“I believe there is a god because I’ve survived all I’ve been through – all of the difficult times – and I’m still at the top of my game.”
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“You never know who you’ll meet, and just because someone isn’t dressed up all fancy doesn’t mean they’re not important.”
You never know who you’re going to meet in life.
As a result, I regard everyone as equal.
You can’t just pass judgment.
I treat everyone with dignity.
“Every single man.”
“I’ll make a fine living wherever I go.”
But we have to pick the right opponent, the right time, and the right location.”
“All I am is an American dream.”Floyd Mayweather Junior
“A true champion will persevere in the face of adversity.” “When you’re the best, you just want to be around the best.”
“God only made one perfect thing in this world, and that’s my boxing record.” “I will always love my father.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Quote No. 9 out of 120
“I’ve had boxing gloves on since I could walk and have spent my entire life in gyms.”
“Everything happens for a reason, and the only thing you can do is get on your knees at night and seek God for forgiveness for everything you did that you didn’t think was right.”
“Anyone who has followed my work knows that there have been many hurdles and ups and downs throughout my career.”
But every day, in the square circle, I went out there and gave it my all.”
“We often get entrenched and become followers.”
When you hear someone say, ‘black lives matter,’ or ‘blue lives matter,’ you know that all lives count.
What is going on in this globe on both sides is wrong.”
“I am the greatest.
Nobody does it better than me.”
“You could take me wherever you wanted.
You could take me to the moon, and believe me, everyone will want to go to the moon to watch me fight.”
“You have to have a villain, and they’ll always make me one.”
I’m used to it; it motivates me to strive more and fight harder.”
“I come from a really humble family, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself, you, too, can make it.”
“Conor McGregor is a formidable opponent.”
He demonstrated in the UFC throughout the years that he can fight standing up.”
“I started professional at the age of 20, won a world title a year later, and have been a world champion ever since.”
“I enjoy playing table tennis and spending time with my children.” “I want to diversify my portfolio while I’m at the top and still young.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Quote Number 21 out of 120
“I would adore you unconditionally if you were my friend.”
I like you in the same manner that I like everyone else around me.”
“You have good days and bad days.
But the most important thing is to develop mentally.”
“There comes a moment when money isn’t important.”
“A true champion can adjust to any situation.”
“Racism is still prevalent in boxing.”
“Self-preservation is really important to me.”
“I will always bleed red, white, and blue.”
I represented the United States in the Olympics, and I adore my nation.
However, if you win, American supporters will love you on Monday; if you lose, they will despise you on Tuesday.
If you win, everything will return to normal on Wednesday.”
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“Concern yourself with going out there and creating your own legacy.” “I’ve done everything they said I couldn’t do.”
“Boxing is quite simple.
Life is much more difficult.”
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“I’ve got a stone chin.”
“I’m at home when I’m in the square circle.”
“I believe I previously demonstrated that I wasn’t just competing for money because I competed as an amateur.”
“I fought 90 free battles.”
“I believe my grandmother was the first to recognize my potential.”
I told her when I was younger, ‘I think I should get a job.‘
‘No, just keep boxing,’ she responded.
“I bring everything I have when I get into the ring.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Quotes 36th out of 120
“I always prioritize my boxing.”
“My entire life philosophy is never judge a book by its cover.”
“You make a lot of mistakes when you fight angrily, but you can’t make mistakes when you face a quick, funny fighter like me.”
“In the past, people have said things about me, written and criticized me about things, but it goes in one ear and out the other.”
“You always hear negative things that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive.”
“I could get a black eye and a bleeding nose.”
In the gym, I can have a poor day.
At the end of the day, I haven’t had a poor payday, nor have I had a bad night under the lights…
I suffer knocks and bruises… yet I never have a bad night.”
“All I want is to be the best.”
I’ve never been in a full-fledged conflict.
That does not imply that I am not the finest.”
“I’m not here to pass judgment on Mike Tyson.”
I’m not here to pass judgment on anyone.
I’m not here to keep track of other fighters.
I admire him for his contributions to the sport of boxing.
He was a performer.”
“I’m here to emphasize that all lives are valuable.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Quote 45th out of 120
“I was able to retire from the sport with all of my faculties rather than allowing the sport to retire me.”
“Most people should be talking about Floyd Mayweather, who is a tremendous undefeated future Hall of Famer who promotes himself and works really hard to get to where he is.”
Instead, all you hear is hatred and jealousy from those who criticize me, and, you know, most of the time, those who criticize me can’t do what I can.”
“I push myself to the breaking point.”
“Ali was a threat because he was a voice, and the people despised Ali when he could no longer talk and wasn’t a voice, but once Ali couldn’t speak and wasn’t a voice, they adored him.”
Love me right now.
I don’t want to be loved if I can’t even walk or talk.
That is not acceptable.”
“You must always protect yourself.”
“What goes around eventually comes around.”
“I recall my first amateur battle in Michigan in 1987, when I weighed 64lb.
I was ten years old at the time.
I was the team’s youngest and tiniest member.
I can recall what I ate.
My father forced me eat a steak at a restaurant named Ponderosa.
I was overjoyed.
It was a knockout in the first round.
For two weeks, I slept with my prize.”
“I’ve established a paradigm for showing combatants how to handle themselves.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. quotes number 52 out of 120.
“I obtained all of my money legitimately.”
“I’m always concentrated.”
“A guy should never be overlooked.”
“I’m not in this sport to prove that a man can defeat me.”
“When I was about 8 or 9, I lived in New Jersey with my mother, and we were seven deep in one bedroom, with no power sometimes.”
“When people see what I have now, they have no idea where I came from or how I grew up without anything.”
“I pretty much reared myself.”
“I’m a boxer who feels that the goal of the sport is to hit rather than be hit.”
“I’ll back up whatever my father says.”
“When I was in the ring during the Olympics, I was hearing my father’s comments, not the coaches’.”
‘I never paid attention to anything the coaches said.‘
I would phone my father, who would give me advise from behind bars.”
“I land more blows than any other boxer in boxing.”
“I prefer to have complete control over my personal life.”
“I wish to advance in urban regions.”
Many African-Americans should know more about me.”
Quotes by Floyd Mayweather, Jr. ranked 65th out of 120.
“It appears that everyone is against Floyd Mayweather.
“I am not respected.”
“Why do you want to see me fight if I’m terrified and a coward?”
“In the end, you must always protect yourself.”
“I have a large mouth.”
“You know, everyone has a motto, and once you bash people over the head with it so often, that’s what you’ll eventually be known as when you retire from the sport or whatever.”
“I put a lot of pressure on myself in the beginning of my career because I wanted to perform so well.”
“All I wanted was to be flawless.”
“Before I knew anything else, I knew boxing.”
“Nobody beats me in speed.”
“I do not tailor my training to any of my opponents.”
I don’t view opponent videos.”
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“Well, you have certain challenges that come up throughout your career, but you must be a strong individual.”
“I’m never nervous.
“I’m never nervous.”
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“I enjoy basketball.”
“I’m a professional fighter, and like most professional fighters, I’ve experienced hand problems in the past.”
“What’s insane is that when you give interviews to reporters who don’t really care about you, they’re going to write whatever they want to write and destroy you.”
No matter what you tell them, they’ll write and say whatever they want.”
“When they put me on ESPN and say nasty things about me, or when they put me on TMZ and say negative things about me, I’m just thrilled I’m relevant; to have lasted this long being relevant.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Quote #80 out of 120
“When I was nine years old, I would lie in bed and tell myself, ‘I want to be the richest man in the world.’
I’ve gone a long way since then.”
“You know, as a small child, I slept in my bedroom and sworn to myself, ‘I’m not going to smoke or drink.’
And I claimed I wasn’t going to say that when I was a youngster.
As an adult, I’m going to stick to it.
That was something I thought about my entire life.”
“Some folks are made for you.”
“Floyd Mayweather is in the sport to put on spectacular performances.”
“The American fans want to see me fight anyone.”
“I prefer fighters who come prepared to fight.”
“I haven’t accepted any punishment.”
“It’s not cool to accept punishment.”
“I enjoyed competing and winning, but I also wanted to prolong my career for the fans, knowing they supported me and enjoyed watching me fight.”
“Boxing is how I make a living.”
“There are ups and downs in boxing; layoffs are a part of the game and can help or damage a boxer.”
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“I’m not in this sport to take a beating.”
“My skills are still mine.”
“I’m not required to fight if I don’t want to.”
“I keep my promises.”
“My children are the Mayweather family’s and the Mayweather brand’s future.”
I believe that being together will make our family stronger.”
“When you listen to the legendary rappers, you will hear timeless music.”
Guys like Biggie and Pac, timeless music.”
“My father was in the hospital for months.”
My father was informed by physicians that he would never be able to walk again.
My father defied all odds.
He returned and was able to walk and box again.
He fought for the world title as No. 1 in the world at welterweight.
But he was never given the opportunity to compete for a world crown.”
“On different days, I reflect on different victories.”
One of the fights is against Ricky Hatton.
Ricky Hatton is someone I admire.
He’s a fighter.
He’s a true warrior.”
“No one expected the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout to happen, but I had faith.”
“I am still grounded, despite having made $800 million.”
“Barack Obama was a terrific president, and Donald Trump, hopefully, will be a good president.”
“You give him a name.
“I defeated him.”
“Of course, every time I go out there and compete, my number is $100 million or higher.”
“How can a guy boast about making $20 or $30 million when he’s never made $8 or $9 million?”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Quotes 104th out of 120
“I’m coming out of retirement solely to face Conor McGregor,” he says.
“One of the fighters who inspired me was Mike Tyson.”
We used to train at the Golden Gloves boxing facility together.
I used to see his Rolls-Royce and diamond Rolex and think to myself, ‘You know what?
Those are the things I desire.”
“Who is Bernard Hopkins?”
He fights in a dreadful manner.
He did what he needed to do in his career, after all.”
“What I learned from boxing and what everyone can apply in real life is to follow orders and directives.”
Give no one a hard time.”
“When you discuss boxing, you’re talking about me.”
“Larry Merchant is merely a commentator.”
He knows absolutely nothing about boxing.”
“God has endowed me with incredible talent, with quick feet, quick hands, incredible defense, and a razor-sharp intellect.”
“I’m grateful for that.”
“Every property I own is paid for, and every car I own is paid for, and I am a hundred-million-dollar man.”
This is the truth; it is not a falsehood.”
“I knew Dana White as a wonderful person, a good square person.”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Quotes 113th out of 120
“There was a time when no one knew who Dana White was…
Dana White used to run about with me and hang out with me, and I treated him the same way I treated everyone else in my camp.”
“When people asked why Floyd Mayweather wasn’t fighting Manny Pacquiao, it was because Manny Pacquiao had a boss.”
“I don’t report to anyone.”
“I’ve never worked.”
I’ve never had to.”
“Boxing is in my blood.
I came from a battling family.
My father and both of my uncles were skilled boxers.
“I was born with the ability to fight.”
“We talk about these renowned boxers, how they had hundreds of fights, hundreds of triumphs…
But, according to the record books, I have defeated more world champions than any other fighter in history.”
“Mayweather Promotions – we are the history, present, and future of sports and entertainment, and everyone knows Mayweather gets paid more.”
“I applaud Chris Brown and Soulja Boy for going out there and entertaining the public for so many years.”
“I’m not here to pass judgment.”
We don’t know what Trump is capable of.”