Pound for pound boxing king and two weight world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) held court at a jam-packed press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday to formally discuss his bout against Marcos “Chino” Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) in the main event of “THE MOMENT” on Saturday, May 3rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Speaking about taking on Maidana Floyd said: “Maidana is a young, strong and a tough competitor. He’s a guy that I can’t overlook. You can never take any fighter for granted because anything can happen.
“I believe in dedicating myself to my craft. This is my 18th year in the sport. I’ve had a strong run and we’ve got three more fights after this one. I truly believe in considering and contemplating one fight at a time. I’m not scared of any opponent. I fight who I want to fight.
“I’ve been in the sport of boxing for a long time, but I haven’t been able to bring my ‘A-game’ totally out. I’ve beaten fighters with my ‘C-Game’ and with my ‘D-Game,’ but I haven’t been able to beat anybody with my ‘A-Game.’
“I’m a firm believer that before you can go anywhere, you have to conquer the level that you are at, just like young kids do it today with video games, they have to finish one level to go to the next one. Conquer one level at the time, and only then you’ll get where you want to go to.
“I always say that I’m a clean athlete and that I should be randomly tested anytime, urine and blood.
“I have only seen Maidana’s last fight against Broner. I’ve only watched the first six or seven rounds. I’ve also seen highlights of other fights, but not many. He’s a good fighter. I’m not taking him for granted. I don’t take anybody for granted.”
March 9, 2014