“He’s a Little Too Into Himself”: Mike Tyson Once Criticized Floyd Mayweather for Being Arrogant

Published 12/07/2021, 2:50 PM EST

On his Hotboxin podcast, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson once shared his thoughts on boxing’s ‘Pretty Boy’, Floyd Mayweather. The 55-year-old suggested that there is no doubt about the fact he is one of the best ever to do it. However, the Brownsville native feels like ‘Money’ Mayweather is a bit too obsessed with his own achievements.

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Tyson added that there is no reason for Mayweather to not be into himself as he himself was exactly like that. He believes that sooner or later, Floyd would need to change his ways. However, Tyson completely understands where ‘Money’ is coming from and can completely relate to him.

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Awesome fighter, great fighter, even though he’s a little too into himself. He should be, I was the same way too but you have to come to reality some way he has to put his head down and guard, we’re nothing to be f***ing arrogant. You expect us to be ignorant and arrogant, look who we came from,said Mike Tyson.

While Mike Tyson thinks Floyd Mayweather is into himself, fans on Twitter feel that he is currently a little obsessed with Canelo Alvarez as well-

Floyd Mayweather is currently a little too into Canelo Alvarez as well

For the past few weeks, Floyd Mayweather has been on about his 2013 opponent and rival, Canelo Alvarez. Fans have now picked up on this and ‘Money’ Mayweather is now facing quite a lot of heat on social media.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to the head of Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

Mayweather recently even took shots at Canelo over PED usage and even accused him of ducking a mega super-middleweight clash with David Benavidez. Following his recent comments at the Cruz vs Davis presser, many fans took to Twitter to point out his strange behavior and near-obsession with Canelo Alvarez.

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Do you think Floyd Mayweather is onto something here or does he simply feel overshadowed by the Mexican pound-for-pound king’s dominance in the sport? Do share your thoughts in the comments section!

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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