Here is Floyd Mayweather’s $300K Mercedes Benz (Picture)

One thing Floyd Mayweather Jr. will never run out of is ideas for how to spend his money.  There are times when Floyd is off making it rain on the dance floor in Las Vegas.  Other times he’s gambling millions of dollars at a time on NFL games.  Perhaps the most ridiculous thing Mayweather has invested in is his custom iPod, which somehow is valued at around $50,000.  Check out Floyd’s most recent purchase that Black Sports Online shared with us:

A $300,000 Mercedes Benz? Not bad. I’ve seen better.  Hey, it’s all about keeping up with the Money Mayweather image, right?  The guy doesn’t go out partying all the time and celebrate with cakes designed to look like money because he enjoys it. It’s all marketing.

Amir Khan Believes He Will Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 6-9 Months

The people clamoring for a Floyd Mayweather Jr-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight (read: every sports fan in the world), will be disappointed about the latest comments from Amir Khan. The British boxer, who recently said Mayweather is ducking Pacquiao, told the Guardian that he expects to fight the undefeated welterweight in the next 6-9 months.

“Floyd Mayweather is beatable – I think definitely he’s beatable,” Khan reportedly said. “The fight will happen definitely – it’ll happen within the next nine months – six to nine months.”

Khan believes the fight will happen in America because all the money and potential for publicity is here. He also defended Floyd’s knockout of Victor Ortiz, saying it was Ortiz’s fault he got knocked out.

One big detail has to be taken care of first: Khan needs to win his December fight with Lamont Peterson. If that happens, perhaps a Floyd-Khan fight could be next on the docket. This actually wouldn’t be a huge surprise.

You may recall a note we posted in August saying Floyd dreamed of fighting in the U.K. That was an instant hint that he was thinking about fighting Khan. The only other obstacle is whether Floyd would grant the fight. After all, Mayweather may be a little salty from July when Khan suggested Floyd used PEDs against Oscar de la Hoya.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Favorite Movie is The Notebook

Floyd Mayweather Jr. cemented his reputation as the biggest jerk in boxing with his antics on Saturday night. The human contradiction is a walking reality show looking for any way to gain publicity. He even got upset with HBO 24/7 for not showing enough controversies in their program. We know Floyd is all about the money, the buzz, the controversy, his perfect record, and avoiding Manny Pacquiao, but he wants people to believe that’s not who he is. Evidence: prior to the Victor Ortiz fight, he tried convincing reporters that The Notebook is his favorite movie.

“I really like The Notebook,” Mayweather told reporters. “I mean, who don’t want to die next to your better half, holding hands. Die in your sleep next to the woman that you love, holding hands. That way, neither of you will ever be lonely. This is an amazing story. When you get old, what could be more beautiful than that? I feel like if I leave this earth and leave my better half, she is going to be lonely.

“If she leaves me then I am going to be lonely. I mean, what is the point of making all this money and [having] all this if you can’t enjoy it with your wife?”

Mind you, this is the same man who “proposed” to his fiancee by saying he wanted her to be his wife. No ring, no down on one knee, no romantic gestures — just an order from a cocky man. He literally oozes the charm of a richer Roy Williams.

But back to the movie, I’m an admitted fan of chick flicks, but no self-respecting guy actually considers The Notebook his favorite movie. The Notebook. The Notebook! Come on man, seriously? We’re supposed to buy that?

Glove touch to Bad Left Hook for the story

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Larry Merchant Fight After the Fight (Video)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Victor Ortiz with a fourth-round knockout Saturday night in Las Vegas in what will undoubtedly be the most controversial win of his career. Seconds after taking an intentional headbutt from Ortiz, Floyd sucker-punched Ortiz in the face twice. Ortiz went down after the second punch and was out for the count. The fight was short, sad, and incomplete. But whatever entertainment the actual fight lacked was made up for in the post-fight interview between Larry Merchant and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Larry asked Floyd to describe what went on at the end of the fight and Floyd just wanted to promote. Floyd didn’t want to talk about whether or not his shot was dirty, and when Larry asked him a serious question, Floyd cut him off.

“You never give me a fair shake,” Floyd shouted at Merchant. “You never give me a fair shake! HBO needs to fire you — you don’t know s*** about boxing! You ain’t s***. You got s***!” Floyd bellowed.

“I wish I was 50 years younger and I’d kick your ass,” Merchant retorted.

Here is a video of their exchange:

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Victor Ortiz’s Trainer Wants Floyd Mayweather Jr. to Fight Cleanly

Victor Ortiz and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Saturday night in Las Vegas, with Victor’s belt, and Floyd’s perfect record, both on the line. There isn’t much hate between the fighters, and the only real controversy came from Mayweather who was upset with the way HBO’s 24/7 series was edited. About the only trash talk I heard came at Thursday’s press conference.

When Ortiz’s trainer, Danny Garcia, took the podium, he asked Floyd to fight cleanly. The implication was that Floyd is generally dirty — something I hadn’t previously heard.

“I want you to fight a clean fight. That is all I ask,” Garcia said. “You hold your elbows up and you throw your elbows. We want a clean fight.”

Mayweather shrugged off the comment, saying “We are in the ring hitting each other. It is a fight. There is no such thing as a clean fight.”

As I said, I never heard fighters complain that Floyd was dirty. In general, he doesn’t engage closely enough to use nasty tricks like headbutts in the ring. Maybe this was Garcia’s way of trying to get something in Floyd’s head. If that was the case, it’s not a bad idea — Victor needs all the help he can get to have an edge in the ring.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Caught Backtracking on Manny Pacquiao Promise

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been roundly criticized for ducking Manny Pacquiao. I frequently defended Mayweather’s stance while directing the blame to Pacquiao for refusing to take random drug tests without a cutoff date. Things have changed because Pacquiao reportedly is now willing to take the tests without a cutoff date.

The timing seems perfect, because in June, Floyd said he “absolutely” wanted to fight Pac-Man after Victor Ortiz. Predictably, Mayweather is backing off that claim. He’s also denying he ever said it. Luckily we have video evidence pointing to the contrary:

If you didn’t already have trouble believing anything Floyd Mayweather Jr. says, this should leave no doubt. The guy straight up lied to the media and then tried to say the media was twisting his words. Floyd, keep your mouth shut next time and don’t make promises if you’re unable to live up to them. We’re sick of it.

Video Credit: YouTube user TheMMGEntertainment
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Says He Trains Harder Now Than When He Was Younger

Based on how much we rag on Floyd Mayweather Jr. here at LBS, it’s easy to forget that the guy is a fantastic athlete. He is undefeated and considered by many to be the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world. But Floyd doesn’t get by solely on pure talent; he works extremely hard to maintain his status as an elite boxer.

Speaking to troops in Afghanistan over Skype Monday, Mayweather was asked about his training regime. That’s when he explained why he works so hard now.

“When I was beating these fighters early on in my career… I trained, but I didn’t train as hard as I train now because, you know, on the plateau that I’m on I know everyone is gunning for me,” he said.

He was also asked how he stays motivated to remain near his fighting weight year-round.

“My Uncle Roger Mayweather [told me this from the beginning]. When you get into the sport of boxing, it’s a lifetime commitment, why not be responsible?”

Floyd captures our attention by attacking opponents, companies, or societal views with his opinions. That type of behavior makes him an unlikable character, but you have to respect him for the work he puts in. He’s dedicated to his craft and that’s a big reason he’s undefeated.