Being the showman that he is, Floyd Mayweather was out promoting his upcoming fight this Saturday against Miguel Cotto. But he wasn't talking about how great he is or how he'll outclass Cotto on Saturday. This was about why he's not taking the fight against Manny Pacquiao and how Bob Arum and Don King don't care about the health of the fighters.
Mayweather said that fighting Pacquiao would be a "health risk". He also stated that it was "basic common sense" that Pacquiao had used performance enhancing drugs.
Mayweather once again said it is "basic common sense" that Pacquiao has used performance-enhancing drugs and getting in the ring with him would be a risk to his future health.
"Health is more important than anything," Mayweather said. "Because guess what? When my career is over, if I'm hurt because of something that has happened in a fight, I can't come to you and say, 'I need (money).' "
Mayweather discussed that fans or promoters don't care of someone in the sport of boxing gets hurt and how the boxing world doesn't care if Pacquiao is using. He went on to say that King and Arum are all about the money and said the reason why he won't fight Pacquiao is that he won't forfeit his health for money.
"People say, 'We don't give a f--- if he's taking or not; we just want to see the fight. We don't give a f--- about your health and we don't give a f--- about your family.' " Mayweather said.
"I care about my family. I love my family. They're going to be there when no one else is there. When my career is over, you're all going to move on to the next one."
"Don King and Bob Arum don't see out the eyes of a fighter because they're not a fighter," Mayweather said. "All they care about is some f------ money. I care about a fighter's well being because I am a fighter.
"I know how it is to have a broken rib the rest of your life. I know how it is to piss blood. You all don't know nothing about this."
Mayweather believes that Pacquiao is using PED's and won't back down from that stance. When he breaks it down it makes some sense. I know it's a point that I've mentioned before in conversations about boxing, so I can see why Mayweather called for the Olympic style drug testing before taking the fight.
"It took me years to get to here -- years," Mayweather said. "I'm going up in weight but I'm not walking through no damn fighters. (Pacquiao) is 106; now he decides to walk through (Miguel) Cotto? Cotto can't knock down (Shane) Mosley, but can he?"
When it comes to that point it makes sense as damning of an accusation it might be. Throughout the years in the sport of boxing when someone moved up in weight classes they sacrificed some of their power. Only a select few were able to maintain their power but not many. I don't think Mayweather is scared. In fact I think he's playing a game of human chess.