Floyd Mayweather is one of the most polarizing figures in boxing and martial arts in general. But no one can deny that he’s one of the best boxers in history – as well as among the wealthiest ones.
However, when speaking to the media during the Gervonta Davis-Isaac Cruz post fight interview last Sunday, Mayweather had an important message to deliver to young fighters… That health is more important than anything, including money.
The name of the game is boxing. The name of the game is not slugging, because when the fight game is over… Boxing is all over and you’re hanging it up like me, you still wanna be able to have your faculties. You still want to be able to have your brain.
That’s more important than anything. F*ck the money. Your health is more important than anything. The name of the game is hit and not get hit. And I was the best at doing it, and I’m going to continue to teach these young fighters [to do the same].
Floyd also shared an invaluable piece of financial advice:
And then when your career is over, take your money, invest it right, so you can have something. These people don’t give a f*ck about us. And you are all gonna know that once your career is over.
Floyd Mayweather gives to advice a young fighter: “F*** the money, your health is more important than anything.”[📽️ @ShowtimeBoxing] pic.twitter.com/B5qUIdRDBJ
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 6, 2021