Mayweather Responds To Spence: ‘I’m Proud Of Him’
When it comes to creating soundbites, Floyd Mayweather has always been about making moments. It shows what kind of showman he can be. What does he think, however about young fighters bringing up his name? In certain cases, he is honored.
Mayweather (50-0) talked with Fight Hype about Errol Spence Jr.’s recent comments on the “All The Smoke” podcast. Spence (26-0), the current WBC and IBF Welterweight Champion, stated he believes him in his prime would beat a prime Mayweather. Mayweather responded to the statement, happy that someone of his skills is as confident as he is.
“I’m proud of Errol, he’s supposed to believe in his skills, he’s supposed to believe in his talent,” Mayweather stated, via Bad Left Hook. “I want all these fighters to believe that if they were facing Floyd Mayweather they would win. I’m proud of him and I want him to continue to believe in his skills and believe in his talent.”
Spence has recently faced some of the best fighters out there today. He has beaten Kell Brook, Lamont Peterson, Mikey Garcia, and Shawn Porter. He is currently healing from a car accident he was in back in October. Charged with a DUI, Spence wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. He suffered cuts to his face and damage to his teeth.
When Mayweather was on top of the world, he was a multiple-time welterweight and light-middleweight champion. With 15 major titles, Mayweather is still considered one of the most lucrative boxers in the history of the sport. Many fighters want to be like Floyd. While there is only one, he gave advice to young fighters (and Spence) who are coming up in the business.
“I can’t say anything about no fighter. All I gotta say about me is when it was my time, when I was fighting, every time I went out there I worked extremely hard and dedicated myself to my craft,” Mayweather went on to say. “So I want every fighter to continue to believe in themselves. Any fighter that they ask that question to, even if they did or didn’t believe it, I want them to say they would win. That’s a part of being a fighter.”
With the guidance of his uncle Roger and a few years with his father Floyd Sr., Mayweather was able to stay a disciplined fighter. As far as Spence is concerned, it appears that Floyd could very well be invested in his growth.