Even after his retirement, Floyd Mayweather is still one of the richest names in the sport of boxing. But if you ask him his advice for young boxers, it has nothing to do with chasing a high-paying day.
Speaking to the media during his post-match press conference against Gervonta Davis-Isaac Cruz on Sunday, “Money” Mayweather emphasized the importance of keeping one’s mental health and well-being.
“The name of the game is boxing. The name of the game isn’t slugging, because when the game is over… Boxing is over and you’re hanging it like me, you still want to be able to have your abilities. You still want to get your brains,” he said.
“That’s more important than anything. Fk money. Your health is more important than anything. The name of the game is hit and not hit. And I’m the best at it, and I’ll continue to teach these young boxers. The name of the game is to leave the dish out and not take it.
“And then when your career is over, take your money, invest it right, so you can have something. These people don’t care about us. And you’ll know it when your career is over. ”
To establish his point, Mayweather used the late great Muhammad Ali as an example. Ali was, of course, playing at the peak of his career but was burdened by Parkinson’s disease for the rest of his life until his death.
“When Muhammad Ali was in the game, at his peak, kicking their ass, they hated him. When he could barely walk or talk, that’s when they fell in love with him.”
44-year-old tennis player Mayweather officially retired for the third time after fighting and defeating Conor McGregor in 2017 to make the score 50-0 a reality. However, he did step inside the boxing ring two more times to participate in exhibition matches.
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/12/7/22821902/f-k-the-money-floyd-mayweather-shares-his-advice-to-young-boxers-boxing-news ‘Fk the money’ – Floyd Mayweather shares his advice with young boxers