Mayweather Says He’s No Cheater, Like Margarito and Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather appeared at a press and fan conference in Puerto Rico to hype his May 5 tussle with Miguel Cotto. I watched the event from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan on a stream provided by Livestream, on Primera Hora, but it was choppy, and kept freezing, sadly. I did hear some of what Floyd had to say at the presser.

Floyd talked up Cinco de Mayo. He thanked HBO, and noted their partnership for 16 years, “and still going.”

He thanked Puero Rican fans for their support, and said it’d be right for them to support their guy. “One man has to rise to the occasion and that will be me,” he said. “Floyd Mayweather is not a cheater like Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao. Hard work. Hard work. Hard work,” he said.

He said he won’t run, and it will be a fight May 5. He won’t worry if fans root for Miguel. “If God is on your side, you will always rise,” he said.

He said one doesn’t dominate for 16 years with out hard work.

Cotto then took to the mike, after being introed as “one of the greatest fighters of all time.”

He said things in Spanish, which no one thought to translate.

Mayweather and Cotto then posed for photos, with gamefaces on, shook hands and hurriedly parted ways. I expect much more of production at the Apollo Theater in Harlem tomorrow.

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-Radam G :

Money May is __ ____ ____ ____ ___ ___! How can anyone hate him for being what 90 percent of getting paid in boxing is about -- PROMOTING, even if you have to do with it with the greatest of lies. Some people will buy anything. The smell doesn't matter -- pies and/or lies. Feed 'em, Money May, feed 'em! You are the best at what you do -- barely ever tellin' the truth. And you don't care who will boo. Holla!

-bambisong :


-bambisong :

Floyd is always cheat on the twitter like a duck always quack

-amayseng :

floyd stated that its a challenge to fight a ruined and war torn past prime warrior at 154 where floyd walks around at 152......? hhahahahahahahaahaha man, come on enough is enough... and why did he have to call pac a cheater? where has pac cheated? im not a fan of the dlh catch weight but that is dlh dumb fault for agreeing to it.... floyd having jmm come up and floyd still not weighing in was cheating to the fullest wasnt he like 15 lbs bigger than jmm on fight night? floyd is is spectacularly skilled yet so stupid and ignorant... i will not be buying this ppv, and he can thank alvarez on cinco de mayo for the ppv buys because they will be from cotto and canelo not floyd...

-ali :

Amayseng knock it off u sound so bitter...Come on homie Mayweather did big numbers with Ortiz so he don't need Alvarez u know that...Cotto is a huge name also so this fight was going to do big numbers anyway..Ain't u tired of all these PPV boxing events that have weak under card? If you had to pick between Mayweather vs Cotto or Pac vs Bradley which one would u choose? be honest.

-amayseng :

ali, honestly i am not buying either... floyd is a stud but him calling pac a cheater during his own fight promotion is just immature.. he is slandering all of pacs accomplishments, i dont think he would like it if people slandered him a cheater. enough is just enough... comparing the main events pac bradley has more fireworks and promise than floyd vs cotto.. pac bradley will be back and forth exciting and floyd will pick cotto apart to a boring ud.

-Radam G :

Money May is notorious for using all the "legal steroids" that the Sin City boxing commission has sanctioned for his usage. Tell me about the jive that he shoots in his brittle hands? Money May is the BIGGEST uncover cheater in the history of da game. He oughta just STFU! He's fighting Miguel Cotto, but he cannot control his fibbin' mouth from continously spittin' jive junk Da Manny. Da Manny is on his mind. And his mind is on Da Manny. The jive-time muthasucka Money May bettah watch out. Cotto may just turn into a southpaw in dat squared jungle when they tangle. And Money May will think that somebody sneaked Da Manny into that ring. This may caused Money May to start cowarding like a bytch, then KaBOOM! KaPOW! KaZUNK! "Bang! Bang! Bang! Down and out goes Money May! Down and out goes Money May! Holla!