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Floyd Mayweather Says Long Layoff Won’t Affect Him Against Victor Ortiz
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz that will end Mayweather’s 16 month hiatus is less than a month away at Las Vegas MGM Grand on September 17th.
The last fight we seen from Mayweather, was the yawn worthy battle between he and Shane Mosely, whom we also seen Manny Pacquiao handle most recently.
In a recent Q&A with the Los Angeles Times, Mayweather Jr. makes it clear that his absence from boxing will not hurt him in the ring against Ortiz. Read what all he had to say here.
- Your layoffs have been long. How do they affect you?The layoff won’t hurt me. It helps me. I get mentally stronger, enjoying seeing my children get stronger, knowing even more about the sport. Self-preservation is an important thing to me. I’m staying sharp without getting beat up in there.
You like it when doubters raise questions. You use that as fuel, right?
Everything people say I couldn’t do I’ve done. They said I’ll never be a big pay-per-view star. I’m the biggest out there. They said that Marquez was too small, that Shane Mosley was too old. Mosley wasn’t too old for Antonio Margarito, look who Marquez is fighting [Pacquiao in December]. I never get my just due, but I’m right where I want to be in this sport. To be in here almost 20 years as a pro and to be this sharp, that’s truly amazing. I just want to be the best. I haven’t been in an all-out war. That doesn’t mean I’m not the best.
Regardless of what Mayweather has to say, JUST AGREE TO FIGHT PAC MAN ALREADY! Jeez.