Floyd Mayweather Admits He Contradicts Himself on Manny Pacquiao

Away from the cameras and the hype and the ridiculous nightclub appearances, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is probably a really good guy. He seems to genuinely care about his family and children. He's the consummate professional -- a natural talent who works exceptionally hard at his craft and has never been suspected of cheating in this era of steroids, doped-up athletes and artificial enhancement.

Unfortunately, he also has some really bad habits that make him an easy target and perennial punching bag for, well, just about everyone.

Currently, Mayweather is out doing some last-minute preparation for his upcoming bout against Victor Ortiz, scheduled for September 17 at the MGM Grand. The fight will be Mayweather’s first in 16 months and, as such, is being watched with a certain amount intrigue. Does Mayweather still have it? Will the speed still be there? The defensive ferocity?

Almost as interesting as all that, however, is hearing Mayweather speak on a myriad of issues at the obligatory press conferences including, but not limited to his arch rival – Manny Pacquiao.

Back in July of this year, Mayweather stood up on a podium and famously expressed his desire to fight his Filipino counterpart. He more or less acknowledged that it was the match that everyone wanted to see and, that he, being a man of the people and all, wanted to give them that bout. Since then, though, there’s been no movement towards that match. In fact, during a recent interview, Arum expressed a particularly pessimistic outlook regarding the fight ever coming together.

On Tuesday, Mayweather tried to set the record clean, actively dismissing the notion that he’s ducking Pacquiao and admitting that from time to time, he can contradict himself.

"I'm not ducking or dodging nobody, never have," Mayweather said. They say this guy who been beating and dominating for 16 years, he's scared of a guy. OK.

"Have I ever contradicted myself? Absolutely, I'm only human. When I get up on the podium and say 'Yeah, Pacquiao, you next' if that's all you want to hear, that's all I've got to give you. That's what you all want to hear anyway."

In a way, Mayweather’s response was refreshingly human. From a guy that seems to put on a front at all times, this statement reeked of honesty and self-awareness. It was the Mayweather that his fans always knew was in there somewhere, but rarely showed his face anymore.

But then, Mayweather delved into why he was troubled by his Filipino counterpart.

"When you see an athlete like Michael Jordan in college, you see he's going to be great," Mayweather said. "When you see LeBron James, you say he's going to be great. You see (Muhammad) Ali, you see Sugar Ray Leonard, you see all these fighters, even myself, you say from the beginning, he's going to be great. A guy doesn't (turn) 24 or 25 and just become great.

"I know what happens in this sport. A guy don't all of the sudden get to a certain age and just become good," Mayweather said. "Certain years, where was this guy at? He all of the sudden just pop up, become good and just punching hard out of the blue? C'mon, man. Make this make sense."

So long as Mayweather continues to allude to Pacquiao juicing, whether he explicitly states the words or not, a fight between these two men will not happen. Plain and simple. This, mind you, is bad news for Mayweather, not Pacquiao. The latter has already been embraced by boxing fans and pundits all over as the “good guy” in all of this, and as such, he doesn’t need to fight Mayweather before he retires. Mayweather, however, is now viewed as a ducker – and no matter how long his undefeated record stands the test of time, it’s missing the only win that matters.

On Tuesday Mayweather showed one and all that they really shouldn’t buy into the hype. Pacquiao v. Mayweather isn’t close to being made. It never was and, unfortunately, it looks like it never will be.

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Floyd should look behind him and see that many have left his camp. Shoutit is right, Floyd will stay away from the likes of Manny Pacquiao. But this is where I disagree. He is definitely not smart because he has shown his true skin and he gets caught in his own superfluous words. He is getting more pathetic as he opens his mouth. Try as Floyd and his minions beat around the bush, it just becomes transparently clear that he is plain ducking. His "take the test" mantra has just backfired on him when Pacquiao took the challenge a month ago. Pathetically, he still uses that same line! He can't forever insult the intelligence of people, only the pea-brains. A true man just fights, he does not need to rationalize his excuses..for two years and counting. The truth of the matter is, Floyd is just a plain coward. Time has ran out of Floyd, he has to accept the fight now or have this legacy "Floyd, the undefeated boxer who ducked Pacquiao".

Floyd Mayweather will beat Victor Ortiz, he knows it and Victor Ortiz knows it, It will be the biggest payday for the younger Ortiz and I guess well worth the butt-kicking he is going to get. If for some reason this fight ends in a draw; and it very well could.. it will be because the Mayweather camp wants it that way; that would set up a second fight and a verifiable excuse to postpone a fight with Pacquiao. More more time equals more money. Keep in mind Mayweather is going to leave this sport soon and he doesn't need to beat Pacquiao to boast that he is the "best athlete of any sport" this country has ever seen. If people think that saying he' running from Pac is gonna make him fight him, you are wrong. Mayweather is smart, and until he believes it' wor$th getting beat for the first time in his career he will stay away from the likes of Manny Pacquioa.

i would be surprised if floyd fights pacquiao!

"a guy don't all the sudden get to a certain age and just become good.." is a ridciulous statement and undermines the "Science" which this sport is based on. you see this with Golfers all the time, even Olympians. Sport is a discipline which requires practice and a level of never ending mastery. For boxing, look up Kinetic Energy. i would expect Mayweather to understand this because Kinetic Energy isn't produced to slip and dodge punches (maybe to throw elbows?)..Bruce Lee is an appropriate example. He didn't master his ability to foster Kinetic Energy from the start. It developed over time..but I'm sure he was doping as well. Second, Pac and company has actually agreed to be tested by a higher caliber agency. this has been said and published numerious times. What the F*@! is the argument here? 1:Boxing is a science like any sport, thus requires a level of gradual mastery over a long period of time. The fact it doesn't happen as often just means many boxers tolerate their status quo. 2: Pac has agreed to be tested. 3:A COUNTRY for f's sake has offered Mayweather numerious millions to take this fight (another contradiction by the way.."the pay day is most important..unless of course it involves fighting Manny."). Vegas Aces OUT!

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What Floyd has and uses is "Nervous Energy", understandably.


According to floyd jr,

"A guy don't all of the sudden get to a certain age and just become good," Mayweather said. "Certain years, where was this guy at? He all of the sudden just pop up, become good and just punching hard out of the blue? C'mon, man. Make this make sense."

in 2006 during pacquiao/morales III, manny weighed 144lb in the fight night, and ever since pacquiao fought dela hoya in 2008 weighing 145lb his skills had reached its full potential. power in both hands, side to side movements, jabs, defenses, dela hoya and the world was caught in awe unprepared with the absolute performance that night with the help and guidance of his master trainer Freddie Roach. apparently there is no such thing as "all of a sudden just pop up became good" thing with pacquiao

for the record, from 2006 to 2011 pacquiao has been weighing 144-147lb sustainably. floyd jr maliciously manufacturing fictional tales and his minions dig it.

Mayweather Jr used Manny Pacquiao's name to help promote his fight with Ortiz. Floyd made people think that he is planning to fight Pacquiao (by saying "Pacquiao, your next". And now that it's only about a week to the fight with Ortiz he is now beginning to say that he never said such a thing. This guy's skin is getting thicker and thicker with his dodging ways. He once had a guy beat with his bodyguards for the guy asked him a question as to when will he fight Pacquiao, and being sued about it.