Floyd Mayweather has dared his next opponent Marcos Maidana to bet on himself to beat Mayweather when they face each other in September.
Promotions for Mayweather v Maidana part 2 have already begun, and the pound for pound king has wasted no time in getting his teeth stuck into his next possible victim.
Mayweather is undefeated during his professional career, and the streak has fostered a feeling in Mayweather's mind that he's unstoppable.
"So however much you’re making for the fight, I’ll bet you I’ll beat you. That’s how much I believe in myself because I can afford to give up whatever," Mayweather told Maidana at their press conference in New York on Tuesday.
Mayweather thinks he's the king of trash talking, but he's more the king of deception. His latest comments certainly make for a great headline, but he could go one step further.
The driving force behind the goading is the confidence that he has in himself. However, Mayweather is a talented spin artist as well as a talented boxer. Saying his opponent should bet on himself is tame beyond belief.
Mayweather should go further. It would be great if Mayweather would put his money where his mouth is and offer an all or nothing deal. If Mayweather is really that confident he should be willing to put of all of his money on the line too.
Of course Floyd would still get his revenue money, but wouldn't it be great to see him put his whole $41 million pay packet on the line? That would make for the ultimate blockbuster.
Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete because of the interest surrounding his fights. Pay-per-view ratings go insane and that leads to multi-million dollar pay packers for the boxer every time he fights.
He's not the most loved boxer though. The majority of boxing fans watch him with the hope he will finally be beaten. Though that's unlikely to happen this September, Mayweather is set to have a huge fight next May that could knock him off his perch.
The champion boxer revealed that he will have a surprise for boxing fans next year. Speculation is that he may finally fight Manny Pacquiao, but rumors have also circulated that he could take on Amir Khan over in the UK. Whatever happens, it's guaranteed box office material for sure.
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