Another Mayweather Exclusive: “Floyd Mayweather Is the Biggest Earnings Draw Ever In Pay Per View… Ever!”

- By Bossip Staff

We were able to be apart of a media conference call with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Roger Mayweather. About 100 or more reporters took part in the conference call, some of them asked some great questions and others were not so great. The interview got a bunch out in the open and on front street, but when BOSSIP asked a racially charged question…things got hairy.

Reporter: How big is the distraction with your Uncle Roger’s legal trouble?

Floyd Mayweather:  Well, we focusing on the positive…all you media outlets always try to do is focus on the negative. They never talk about who I am feeding…but whatever. We will be ready Sept 19th.

Reporter: What do you think about people that say you did not become a big pay per view fighter until fighting De La Hoya?

Floyd: Well, you must realize that promotion is everything. I have a new promotional team. I have always been a pay per view star. Marquez is the #1 Mexican fighter, so that is a draw. I am just trying to bring flash and excitement back to the sport. When De La Hoya fought Pacquiao the pay per view draw was half…the same thing when discussing Hatton and Pac-Man. Ricky had never sold out a fight until he fought Floyd Mayweather. “We” are ridiculed more…and you know what I’m talking about when I say…”we.”

Reporter: You and Marquez are good counter punchers…who will take the lead on this fight?

Floyd: They always have a game plan. I have more in my arsenal than counter punches. 39 fighters had a game plan and 39 fell. So this is something that me and Roger work on daily. I am not worried.

Reporter:  They say that reports are showing a decline in youth participation in boxing. How are you addressing that?

Floyd: My fan-base is HUGE with children, so I really don’t see the decline. We are working with boxing to promote boxing to a younger audience and also doing more things with social networks. We have the biggest ppv ever… so it’s reaching some kids.

Reporter: Do you think your layoff is too long… and how do you think it will affect you?

Floyd: A bunch of boxers have done layoffs and came back with vengeance. I don’t feel the 2 year layoff is going to affect me. I actually feel better and needed the break. I have not had a break since 87. I have grown mentally as a person and healed physically as a fighter. I needed the time off.

Roger Mayweather: The greatest boxer in the world was laid off for 5 years…Ali 3. All great fighters take time off…. ALL OF THEM!

Reporter: ( Mexican accent) Will Marquez is going to knock you out and will we celebrate Mexican Independence day?

Floyd: Next question…we ain’t worried about that.

Reporter: Why don’t you get the credit you deserve, especially after you won the title in 98 from Hernandez and defended it against the biggest and most dangerous challenger at the time, Manfredy?

Floyd: I am strong minded…and people always want to take the best down. I beat up the best till there was none left. Where was Pacquiao then? I have been on the top for the longest and God don’t make mistakes, this is the way it was supposed to happen.

Reporter: How important is keeping your undefeated record in tact?

Floyd. It’s very important. See the difference is…they don’t have the pressure I have. Other boxer’s fans love them regardless. If Marquez gets his tail whooped for 12 rounds..they will say after the lost, “hey you fought the best and that’s what happens” his country will still love him. Same thing goes with anybody facing Floyd Mayweather. I am the man…they want to dethrone me.

Bossip: Do you feel you have a target on your back, being black, being flashy, rich, and coming from the ghetto?

Floyd: Jealousy comes with success. It doesn’t matter…you can read 300 articles and 250 say something negative about me. It’s sites like yours that see the truth and tell it. It doesn’t matter though, all successful people in the spotlight have a target on their head, but it’s no…

(Lady tries to cut off the call)

Lady: We need to hurry this up…

Floyd: Don’t do that..don’t do that Kelly. That is a great question. It sounds shady all of a sudden you trying to rush him off the phone…this dude had a good question! Like I said Bossip, this is the game I am in. It goes with the territory, but just to let people know… I represent the U.S.A.. People need to understand that.  They always see negative…but they don’t show the time with my mom ,and my best Christmas ever was this past one giving away things to homeless kids, and spending it with my family. My moms, my daughter is in gymnastics. I just love doing things better for people now…

We are giving lunches away daily. That is what Floyd is about now.

After our question, we don’t know if we will be going to the fight now. We have been getting a bunch of flack for backing Floyd. We just want to let you all know…we are not going to stop…

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  • Lady J


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  • I AM LEGEND ( Raiders Will Make The Playoffs This Year)

    Floyd needs a few refresher fights before he goes after pacman crazy ass

  • Key from the City

    I’m looking forward to this. We got an office pool going right now!



  • Baghdaddy

    Money Mayweather wins in 8

  • Miss

    I love you Floyd

  • You Smell Me??

    Mayweather wins by decision. Mayweather isnt a knockout king. He is a smart fighter. I know he will win.

    Pac Man however? I dont think so, Im sorry.

    Also in a sport that has few undefeated fighters, he only has 39 wins. Joe Calzaghe retired @ 49-0. Once he reaches 50 fights undefeated, then he will win that title for good. But for now, he needs more fights.

    Also De La Hoya was washed up when he fought him….

  • charlieblanko

    @ you smell me.

    Look at Calzaghe’s actual record though. Most of those fifty are below .500 fighters. I think Joe was good, and caught up to the real fighters after their prime. I think floyd beating up on shawmba, hatton, and next marquez will put him in a class by himself. This dude is untouchable.

    Pacman or cotto better be ready.

  • Wreckless Driver

    WRONG once again! Time for you to get SCHOOLED:

    Top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world 2009

    1. Tiger Woods

    Earnings: $100 million, Sport: Golf, Nationality: American, Born: Dec. 30, 1975

    As the face of Nike Golf, Woods has helped create a brand with $600 million in annual revenue for Phil Knight’s company. No wonder they named a building for Woods on the Nike campus.

    2. Oscar De La Hoya

    Earnings: $43.0 million, Sport: Boxing, Nationality: American, Born: Feb. 4, 1973

    The Golden Boy has been the biggest draw in boxing over his long career. Revenues for his 18 pay-per-view fights totaled $612 million, the most in boxing history.

    3. Phil Mickelson

    Earnings: $42.2 million, Sport: Golf, Nationality: American, Born: June 16, 1970

    Phil the Thrill’s income has surged in recent years as sponsors look for an alternative to Tiger in the golf sponsorship game. Callaway, Ford and Bearing Point write Mickelson his biggest checks.

    4. Kimi Raikkonen

    Earnings: $40 million, Sport: Auto racing, Nationality: Finish, Born: Oct. 17, 1979

    Ferrari made Raikkonen the highest-paid driver in motor sports last year when they gave the Finn a 3-year deal. Raikkonen delivered this year when he clinched the Formula One championship earlier this month.

    5. Michael Schumacher

    Earnings: $36 million, Sport: Auto racing, Nationality: Germany, Born: Jan. 3, 1969

    Formula One’s greatest driver retired last year after dominating the sport for 15 years and winning seven championships. During his career, Schumacher earned $650 million in salary and endorsements.

    6. David Beckham

    Earnings: $33 million, Sport: Soccer, Nationality: British, Born: May 2, 1975

    Becks invaded America this year greeted by much fanfare, but injuries kept him off the pitch for most of the MLS season. The bulk of Beckham’s income is derived from sponsors like Adidas , Motorola and PepsiCo

    7. Kobe Bryant

    Earnings: $32.9 million, Sport: Basketball, Nationality: American, Born: Aug. 23, 1978

    The possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers trading Bryant promises to be one of the biggest stories of the NBA season. Bryant will have a say where he goes, as he possesses the league’s only full no-trade clause.

    8. Shaquille O’Neal

    Earnings: $31.9 million, Sport: Basketball, Nationality: American, Born: March 6, 1972

    Injuries caused the Diesel to average career lows in points and rebounds last season. Injured or not, the Miami Heat still owes Shaq $60 million over the next three years.

    9. Michael Jordan

    Earnings: $31 million, Sport: Basketball, Nationality: American, Born: Feb. 17, 1963

    MJ has been out of the NBA as a player for four years now, but his Jordan brand is still a $500 million a year sales business for Nike. Jordan is back in the league as a minority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

    10. Ronaldinho

    Earnings: $31 million, Sport: Soccer, Nationality: Brazilian, Born: March 21, 1980

    The two-time FIFA Player of the Year has lucrative endorsement contracts with EA Sports, Lenovo and PepsiCo, but Nike is his biggest deal. His current contract with the Barcelona club runs through 2010

    “Money”Mayweather ,while he might be paid,is NOT the biggest earnings draw in Boxing Pay Per View. Not now.not ever. Try passing that B.S off on someone who doesn’t do their homework.

  • charlieblanko

    none of those people you named WRECKLESS are pay perview boxers, or fighters. Did you read the title?

  • S

    @Wreckless Driver — They said he’s the biggest PAY-PER-VIEW earnings draw athlete, not the most paid athlete. Get hooked on phonics lol.

  • Wreckless Driver


    READ my post again and you will see that OSCAR De La HPYA is listed as the BIGGEST PAY PER VIEW earnings draw. NOT Floyd. Floyd’s fights don’t even out draw wrestling and UFC’s

    Pay attention


    @ T to THE:

    Belfort is on the upswing.His last fight proved he’s got second wind.He’s just now 31 y.o..Plenty of good fights left in him.This last UFC event-NOUGEIRA/COUTURE-looked like a dog on paper.It turned out to be one of the best cards of the year.
    As I suggested…boxing does a shitty job of promoting anyone who is not a champion.I don’t know/don’t care about the undercard on the Mayweather joint.I know who’s on the UFC event & their place in the big picture.Boxing can only blame itself that it now has to share the stage with MMA.Be interesting to see the “buys” for both.Again…UFC got my ppv money

  • MasterMK

    Money Mayweather go fight Pacman!

  • This some Shhh...

    @ charlieblanko – Good work.

  • You Smell Me??

    either way it will be the fight of the century. That will break ppv records…

  • You Smell Me??

    De La Hoya also owns Golden Boy Promotions

  • holla

    @ Wreckless Driver – im sure they meant for the fight comming up not the one in the past…when u building hype for a fight u say ‘this will be the fight of the century, not this was the 2nd place winner in the fight of the century five years ago.” Ads like this is usually in present or future tense, records though obviously will be past. I thought that was obvious tho but i guess not

  • KayKay

    @ holla

    I agree!

  • Cynthia

    Talk all you want to,,.,,Floyd is the man!

  • charlieblanko

    I agree are absolutely correct.

  • Duttyrock

    i think Floyd is sick in the head, he is talking his self into going the same route as Mike Tyson. apparently he would see it until it’s too late. why can’t black people just have money. do you job and stay out of the spot light. trust me time is longer than a rope.
    get your stuff together my youth.

  • charlieblanko

    Man…i can’t wait for the fight now!

    This dude is on the road to greatness. Just like Jordan, Tiger, and many other black athletes. We are witnessing history with this dude…hopefully.

  • We "Blacks" Are The REAL Hebrew Israelites

    *doing my dirty laundry by using Mayweather’s abs as a washboard*


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