Floyd Mayweather may be facing a tough challenge against Miguel Cotto this weekend, but he couldn’t help but lash out at Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
Fielding questions about fighting Pacquiao, Mayweather started on a tirade about his refusal to take on Pacquiao in the ring.
“You all think I’m scared, I’m a coward? Well guess what? I’m a rich, scared coward. I’m a rich coward,” Mayweather told the Associated Press. “And if that’s the case, why the hell would you want to watch me? I don’t want to watch no coward. I don’t want to watch nobody who’s scared and you all know for a fact I’m not scared. You all know that.”
Mayweather then reiterated about his long-held suspicion that Pacquiao was using performance-enhancing drugs.
“All I ask is give a little blood, give a little urine. That’s a crime?” asked Mayweather, despite Pacquiao’s willingness to submit himself to urine and blood testing to satisfy the undefeated American’s condition.
Mayweather then shifted into third-person to rant about why he doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao — at least not on this terms.
“Writers are saying, ‘Floyd is scared.’ No, Floyd cares about his family. Floyd is smart. At the end of the day, Floyd is smart. My health is important. My health is more important than money. They can take all the money and my health is more important. If they say, ‘Floyd, you can live a healthy life like you is right now, or you got to walk with a limp, and walk all bent over, but you can have a lot of money for the rest of your life,’ I’d say, ‘Take it all back.’”