Mayweather was down in Miami last week taking softball questions from the NFL media. Floyd was able to speak unchallenged…
Floyd: “First they say I’m ducking everybody. Like I say, line ’em up.”
Floyd: “I like to take chances baby.”
Floyd: “I’m in the hurt business. I’m dishin’ out ass whoopins. But I ain’t takin’ ’em.”
Floyd: “How can (Pacquiao) be indestructible when you have three losses. He’s been knocked out three times.”
(NFL media reply) This is the new Manny Pacquiao.
Floyd: “The new one that don’t want to take a test.”
Floyd: “They want to see someone knock me off. But it’s not possible.”
Floyd: “All roads lead to Floyd Mayweather. I don’t need Manny Pacquiao.”
Floyd: “I’m a businessman. With or without him, I’m gonna make $100 million for two or three fights.”
Floyd: “I respect (Mosley). He’s been a helluva guy. If he’s Bernard Hopkins’ puppet, I understand. He didn’t really want to do that (challenge him after Marquez fight on HBO). He’s a gentleman. I like Shane.”
Floyd: “Floyd Mayweather, Al Haymon, Leonard Ellerbe – we created that show (24/7).”
Here are some questions we wish the NFL media would have asked…
Question: Do you take Xylocaine and would you consider that an illegal PED?
Question: Have you contacted and requested the Nevada Commission change it’s drug testing protocol – or are your personal demands more important than Nevada’s?
Question: When did you first decide to be a pioneer about changing drug testing protocol in boxing and what inspired this decision?
Question: How do you know the Philippines makes the best PEDs?
Question: You said you like to take chances – why didn’t you take a chance with Margarito, Cotto in 2008 and Pacquiao?
Question: How do you feel about being sued by Manny Pacquiao for slander, libel and defamation?
Question: Have you taken any actions to enforce random drug testing for other title fights besides your own?
Question: Did you use the steroids blood test as a way to duck Manny Pacquiao because he might knock you out?
Question: Did HBO and Golden Boy apply extreme pressure for you to sign the contract? And why did you delay signing?
Question: You called Shane a gentleman and negotiations are said to have gone very cordially. What kind of fight can we expect on May 1 if you two are on such good terms?