Floyd Mayweather Reveals What Separates Him From His Opponents

Published 03/17/2021, 7:50 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather, the five-division champion, has squared off against several elites, who might have had similar in-ring potential. However, none could vanquish ‘The Best Ever’. Appearing in 50 pro boxing bouts, Mayweather won all of them.

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That said, Mayweather is one of the many boxers who has never ducked a challenge. On his road to glory, most of Mayweather’s opponents were A-listers and could dominate him. Meanwhile, several analysts and boxing pundits had also envisioned him losing umpteen times. But it never happened.

Aged 44, Floyd Mayweather revealed the factors that separated him from his opponents. He connected with Rob Moore to recall his boxing career, with several new insights into it.

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 “They are not Floyd Mayweather. Just my mental, I wouldn’t settle for less. I don’t believe in settling for anything, I feel like you can always get better, you could always grow. In any fight that I fought, it was never good enough. No matter what the people say, and I don’t really worry about what the critics say. Because that’s their job to criticize you,” said the undefeated elite.

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 14: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. loosens up before he works out at the Mayweather Boxing Club on April 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Apart from his mental game, Mayweather’s hardcore discipline and dedication towards boxing have also helped him reach the top. While the sport would see several elites as it has always seen, there will never be another Floyd Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather reveals his lifestyle

Mayweather has always followed a strict regime which included some valuable habits. Despite being one of the richest boxers and a party freak, Mayweather never abused his body. He has billed it as another reason for being in good shape throughout.

‘Money’ added, “As far as with fighters, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t believe in abusing my body. I mean, of course, as far as with eating I have cheat days, but fighters can’t get on my level mentally. Physically, if a fighter is on a same level, he has got hand speed like me. I mean he could be stronger than me, have faster hands than me, faster feet. But mentally I could just go to another place where nobody else can go.”

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Even though he is retired from pro boxing, Mayweather has announced a return in an exhibition bout. He will face Logan Paul on an unannounced date. Meanwhile, he has expressed his desire to compete in several such events against opponents like rapper 50 Cent and Jake Paul. Hence, fans can expect him to remain around boxing for some more time.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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