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Floyd Mayweather Jr: I am all-time great

‘Even without fighting Manny’


MANILA, Philippines—Floyd  Mayweather Jr. just can’t wait for others to extol his achievement as a fighter.

The unbeaten loudmouth has declared himself an all-time great. And that, he said, is regardless of whether his much-awaited fight with pound-for-pound rival Manny Pacquiao would push through or not.

“I’m an all-time great, with or without Pacquiao,” Mayweather told Fred Strunk of Fighthype.com on Tuesday during the New York stop of the promotional tour of his May 5 showdown with Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, the World Boxing Council welterweight champion, continued to be hounded by Pacquiao’s shadow wherever he goes.

Most questions centered on his seeming reluctance to tangle with the eight-division world champion Filipino, now the World Boxing Organization welterweight titlist, even if both of them could earn at least $50 million from the fight.

The megabuck bout could have pushed through in 2010 if not for Mayweather’s demand for Olympic-style blood testing.

Attempts to revive negotiations for the fight last year fizzled out due to Mayweather’s insistence on the dope-testing protocol.

There was a glimmer of hope last month, though, after Mayweather called out Pacquiao and offered the Fighter of the Decade $40 million but without any share in the pay-per-view revenues.

Pacquiao, who said he would agree to all of Mayweather’s drug test demands, declined and countered with a 45-45 split with the remaining 10 percent.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HD2LHG7B6RQXILPGQYTZIONPBY Joey

    he is the best in the world according to himself and himself alone, though no official boxing entity will corroborate such claim for he is known for ducking or dodging the world no. 1 Pound for Pound Manny Pacman Pacquiao for so many times, Now tell me what he is great for?

  • https://profiles.google.com/110965909452867524405 juan delacruz

    Sorry, you can’t be a GOAT (greatest of all time) if you don’t have the respect of fans and peers.

    Look at Ali, he fought the US govt draft to serve in the Vietnam War, got his World Title belt taken away, lost his prize money from lawyer’s fees, won his Supreme Court case against the US govt.
    Then came back to beat the undisputed Heavyweight Champion George Foreman. That is the story of a GOAT.

    Pacquiao has a similar story, which is not over yet. Mayweather? Get real!

  • Memnoch Paul

    how about an ALL-TIME-ASSHOLE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cristy.serohijos Cristy Serohijos

    I Offered this video clip to floyd to keep his big mouth shut… watch pacquiao solid accurate punches, mayweather definitely afraid to undergo.

  • Israel Ocasiones

    baka all-time chicken!

  • MG

    Tama siya.. all time great BS artist.. all time ducker…all time con man…all time wannabe all time great. Haha. Clean up your act in jail, then fight Pacman.

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