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Floyd Mayweather: I’d let Barack Obama walk me to the ring for Pacquiao fight

We’re pretty much at the point where it would be a surprise if Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao actually fought. There are just so many roadblocks in the way, I don’t see it happening. But if it does, Mayweather may have a surprise in store.

“People want to know how much power Floyd Mayweather got,” Mayweather answered when asked about President Obama on an HBO special. “I can guarantee you this. I show you how much power I got, if I was to fight Manny Pacquiao, I’d let Barack Obama walk me to the ring holding my belt. Can I make it happen, absolutely.”

It’s a good thing Mayweather is an entertainer because he sure is funny. Think about the way he phrased that comment. He’d let Barack Obama walk him to the ring. Yeah, I’m sure the pleasure would be all Barack’s, Floyd. Good call on that one.

Hey, at least Obama would be a step up from Mark Cuban.

Floyd Mayweather: My paycheck is like your social security number

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is nicknamed “Money” for a good reason — he has a lot of it and he likes to floss it. He’s shared pictures of his sports betting exploits via Twitter, he’s shared pictures of his new fly cars, and he’s shown off his $50,000 iPod. Oh, and does Floyd love to brag about it.

“My check looks like your Social Security number,” Mayweather told MLive.com.

Floyd is preparing for his fight with Miguel Cotto on May 5 and HBO’s 24/7 show begins in a few weeks to help publicize the bout. Mayweather’s point was that he’s great at hyping his fights. He even talked about having his father, with whom he fought prior to his fight against Victor Ortiz, stop by the gym to create controversy for the show to generate buzz.

Mayweather may brag about his ability to generate money as the villain, but let’s be real here — it’s not an act. He may be a great boxer, but he’s not a nice guy.

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Roy Jones Jr. thinks he could have beaten Floyd Mayweather in his prime, but maybe not Manny Pacquiao

Roy Jones Jr. said on a radio show that he believes he could have beaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. if they fought, but he thinks he would have struggled against Manny Pacquiao.

“The young Roy Jones, Jr. would probably beat Floyd Mayweather, Jr., because basically Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and James Toney fight with the same style,” he said on DBoxing Source, according to Boxing Scene. “My style is a different style to theirs.”

“But when you come back and start talking about Manny Pacquiao, he’s a whole different animal. He’s a southpaw who throws bombs. You’ve got to survive his power first, then you deal with him. That’s still left to be seen. Of course with my size I’ll beat him, but if I was in his weight class, that would be a good fight to see.”

It’s surprising that Roy, who is cocky enough to believe he can still be a champion, would actually say another fighter would have given him problems. At least he’s humble enough to admit Pac Man would have been a challenge.

You won’t find someone who was a bigger fan of Roy in the ’90s than me, but I don’t think it’s a given he would have beaten Floyd. I think the two of them would have felt each other out plenty because they’re exceptionally quick. I think a fight between them would have ended in an extremely close decision. His point about Pacquiao is also an important one. Though Manny looked vulnerable against Juan Manuel Marquez, Roy’s quotes reinforce what is so important to recognize about fights: it’s all about styles.

Floyd Mayweather stands by Jeremy Lin tweet: I’m not racist and I meant what I said

This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. quotes are fun to showcase anyway. A few weeks ago, Mayweather sent out a blatantly racist tweet claiming that Jeremy Lin has only received so much attention because he is Asian. On Tuesday, Floyd said he stands by what he said but insists he is not racist, which of course makes no sense in anyone’s mind but his own.

“Like I said, the media always take your words and screw ’em up,” Mayweather said according to the NY Daily News. “They failed to say that I said the guy was a good player.”

Mayweather said it wasn’t even him that made the tweet, but someone who works for him. He did, however, make it clear that he told the person what to write.

“Do I regret what I said? Absolutely not,” he added. “I stand by what I said and I meant what I said.

“It’s OK for Miguel Cotto to represent the Puerto Rican fans and represent the Puerto Rican flag. I’m a black American. I believe in supporting my own first. That’s where I come from. They can feel my struggle if they come from the same background that I come from. That’s what I’m going to stand by.

“It’s so crazy. I’m not racist at all. I have Jewish people that work for me. Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, white people who work for me. One of my best friends, Kip, is a white guy. All-American. That’s my guy.”

I suppose if one of his best friends is a white guy and he has a Jewish guy working for him, the tweet wasn’t racist. You win, Floyd. Dana White was wrong about you. You’re off the hook.

Floyd Mayweather calls Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito cheaters

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have an ongoing defamation suit with Manny Pacquiao, but apparently it’s taught him very little.

During the first stop of the promotional tour for his upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto, Mayweather took a shot at the only two fighters to whom Cotto has lost.

“One man has to rise to the occasion and that will be me,” Mayweather reportedly said Monday in Puerto Rico. “Floyd Mayweather is not a cheater like Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao. Hard work. Hard work. Hard work.”

We don’t mind Floyd calling Antonio Margarito a cheater because he is one. But calling Manny Pacquiao a cheater is unfair when there is no proof he’s cheated. Pacquiao takes the accusations seriously and has even issued denial statements in response to Floyd.

It would be nice if the two finally fought to sort matters out in the ring, but we know it’s going to be a long time before that happens, if ever. In the meantime, Floyd continues to settle for cheap shots.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. rocks a Cosby sweater at All-Star Weekend (Picture)

NBA All-Star Weekend is always the place to be, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. made sure he wasn’t missing out. The boxer was in attendance for the Three-Point Contest in Orlando along with buddy 50 Cent. But it’s not Floyd’s presence that was noteworthy so much as his outfit. Dude was rocking a Cosby sweater.

Floyd and 50 were iced out as usual, flossing all their expensive jewelry. But a Cosby sweater? Is that really what’s in these days, Floyd? Guess he has to get all his outlandish tastes out of the way before he’s limited to an orange jumpsuit everyday.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. reportedly insisted HBO can’t talk about out-of-ring incidents

How image conscious and controlling is Floyd Mayweather Jr.? The boxer reportedly insisted that if HBO wanted to produce his fight on May 5th against Miguel Cotto, their announcers would not be able to discuss his out-of-ring affairs.

Sports by Brooks reported the story and says Mayweather’s representative, Al Haymon, made the demand that also prevents HBO’s announcers from discussing Mayweather’s management team.

Brooks says Mayweather made the same demands during past negotiations but previous HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg would not agree to those terms. New president Ken Hershman reportedly has agreed.

What’s confusing is why Hershman would agree if Greenburg did not. If that was an issue for Mayweather in the past, wouldn’t he have just gone to Showtime? Maybe it wasn’t as big of an issue until his in-ring blowup with Larry Merchant. Or maybe now that Floyd has dealt with several court cases and is headed to jail, he’s more concerned with protecting his image.

If all the information from the report is true, it’s extremely disappointing that HBO would agree to the terms. Discussing the multiple lawsuits and court cases Mayweather is facing, including his upcoming jail sentence, is a big part of his story. I guess this proves what we already knew: Money talks, and Floyd delivers plenty of that.