Floyd Mayweather Denies Fearing Manny Pacquiao in a Recent Interview

Vitali SCorrespondent IMay 11, 2011

LAS VEGAS - APRIL 28:  Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during the final news conference for his bout against Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino April 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and Mosley will meet in a 12-round welterweight bout on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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In a recent interview with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (41-0-0), he once again states that during negotiations with Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2), he signed his part of the bargain, while it was team Pacquiao who pressed the brakes and never inked their side of the paper.

Mayweather also touches on the PEDs issue, comparing the severity of possible steroid use by Pacquiao to that of Barry Bonds. Floyd says the court is looking at giving Bonds up to 10 years in jail for his steroid use, while the chance that Pacquiao is doing the same is being ignored. He is upset by the fact that Bonds is only in the business of swinging a bat, while Pacquiao is in the hurt business, and his potential illegal substance use could do real bodily damage.

As a matter of fact, Mayweather is convinced that the sport of boxing is saturated with cheating.   

While this interview may not bring much news, it does provide some insight about Mayweather’s way of thinking and his criteria for fight preparation. He shows a rib extrusion, which he states was the reason he had to play with the dates for his fight against Marquez. Mayweather also reminds his fans that he wants to make sure he comes through and performs well.

Most importantly, he repeats himself a couple times in saying he is not scared of Pacquiao whatsoever, despite what many people think and say. I prefer to believe him, and I am hopeful to see Mayweather back in the ring doing his job sometime this year.