Floyd “Money” Mayweather, decked out wearing a green shirt and sunglasses—a “Money Green” outfit—took over the microphone in what could be his last press conference before a major fight.
Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) heads into his Saturday night’s fight frustrated that few in the media believe this is the last bout of his stellar career. If Mayweather truly does close the door on one of the greatest careers in boxing history, one thing is for certain: He has certainly left his mark on the sport.
He told the media Wednesday:
“I know what I can do and one thing I can do is fight. When you talk about landing on the highest winning percentage, I am that guy. When you talk about highest gates, I am that guy. Highest [television] pay-per-view, I am that guy. Nineteen years and I reflect over my career.”
While Mayweather was defending his legacy, Berto (30-3, 23 KOs), on the other hand was trying to accomplish a simpler task—he’s trying to gain the respect often placed upon a fighter who’s accomplished as much as he has.
“There are small whispers of negativity from people that could not dare to do what we do,” Berto said. “When it comes to the media, the critics they are not in that gym busting their asses. When it comes to fight time I am coming for my respect.”
Now that the talking is over all we can do is sit back and wait and see if Mayweather vs. Berto is the one-sided affair many are expecting. Either that, or this goes on to be one of the most best underrated fights of the splendid career of “Money” Mayweather.