87 Inspiring Floyd Mayweather Quotes for Success and Motivation

Floyd Mayweather, Jr., born February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an American boxer known for his speed, power and technique, making him one of the top fighters ever.

He got the nickname “Pretty Boy” in his amateur days due to his unblemished face.

Mayweather had a successful amateur career, winning the Golden Gloves three times, though faced a setback in the 1996 Olympics.

Turning professional in 1996, he quickly made a name for himself, winning several titles despite tensions between his trainers.

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Mayweather, undefeated in 38 pro fights, truly gained mainstream attention after beating Oscar De La Hoya and the HBO documentary 24/7 showcasing his persona.

This fight set pay-per-view records and Mayweather’s following win against Ricky Hatton earned him another Fighter of the Year award in 2007.

Let’s jump straight into some of the best quotes by Floyd Mayweather.

Best Floyd Mayweather Quotes


I just got the will to win at life. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


To be the best you have to work overtime. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


Nobody is faster than me. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Boxing is what pays my bills. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’ll back up anything my dad says. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


Self-preservation is an important thing to me. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

All work is easy work. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

It’s the hurt business, it’s boxing. We’re there to get it in. ~ Floyd Mayweather.

You can never overlook a guy. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

The ultimate goal is to always break records. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


When I step in the ring, I bring everything I have. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I know how I could beat myself: by not being disciplined, by slacking, by not dedicating myself to my craft, by not working hard, by not listening, by thinking I know it all – short like that. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn’t have anything growing up. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I basically raised myself. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

As long as you know you gave whatever you did 100% you’re considered a winner in my book. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I don’t fight for legacy. I don’t fight for none of that, I fight for that check. I’m in the check cashing business. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


Boxing won’t retire me, I will retire from boxing. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Everybody is blessed with a certain talent, you have to know what your talent is maximize it and push it to the limit. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Top Floyd Mayweather Quotes

My whole outlook on life is, never judge a book by its cover. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Fame is cool but I believe in success. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


I’m a man of my word. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

It’s about being smart, taking your time, keeping your composure, just going out there and being the best that you can be. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I like fighters who come to fight. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Of course, we all know what UFC stands for – Undefeated Floyd’s Champion. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’m not scared of any opponent. I fight who I want to fight. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


Your body is your temple. You do your body good, your body will do you good. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

When I was about 8 or 9, I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes we didn’t have electricity. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

If you were my friend, I love you unconditionally. I like you the same way I like everyone else that’s around me. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I retired from boxing but I didn’t retire from entertainment and I didn’t retire from making money. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Me and my team always work so hard outside that square circle. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


A true champion can adapt to anything. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I want to be able to separate the average from the good and from the great. I want to separate the ordinary from the extraordinary. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Even though I had a rough life I always had my mind on bigger and better things. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’ve had boxing gloves on since before I could walk and been in gyms all of my life. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

A lot of times, in the beginning of my career, I put pressure on myself just because I wanted to perform so well. I just wanted to be perfect. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


There’s no blueprint on how to beat me. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I don’t fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’m running my mouth a lot and I’m looking for a guy to shut me up. If you don’t shut me up, I’m going to keep running my mouth. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Cotto is a talented fighter but I’m God gifted. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Showing is better than telling. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


I’ve never shown my weakness, I will never show my weakness. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren’t true, but you never hear about the positive. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

All 48 of my fights have been hard. None have been easy. All played a major key. It’s the ‘Mayweather Era.’ I feel that every fighter is an artist and they all take pictures their own way. I’m just one of the very best artists. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I like to play table tennis, spend time with my kids. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Some pay to see me win, some pay to see me lose, but they all pay. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


I am the best. There is nobody better than me. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’m fighting Miguel Cotto on May 5th because Miss Pac Man is ducking me. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

When you’re the best, you only want to surround yourself with the best. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

He can have heart, he can hit harder and he can be stronger, but there’s no fighter smarter than me. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Famous Floyd Mayweather Quotes

Everything people say I couldn’t do I’ve done. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’m looking to expand my portfolio while I’m on top and while I’m young. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


My skills are still my skills. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

A true champion will fight through anything. ~ Floyd Mayweather.

Ricky Hatton ain’t nothing but a fat man. I’m going to punch him in his beer belly when I see him. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

The sport needs the cash cow back. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

It’s about having personality… it’s not about being the bad guy, it’s about entertaining people. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Any true champion can bounce back. That’s what being a champion is: being able to deal with adversity and being able to bounce back. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Hard work, dedication! ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Once I beat a guy, mentally and physically, he’s never the same. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I like to control my own personal life. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I don’t feel that no fighter has the mental or physical agility to match Floyd Mayweather. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’m the best at talking trash I’m also the best at going out there and backing it up. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


I push myself to the limit. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

No athlete works harder than Floyd Mayweather. ~ Floyd Mayweather.

My garage looking like an indoor dealership with a few light toys. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Inspirational Floyd Mayweather Quotes

If you’re the best then take the test! ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I would lie in bed, and I was nine years old, and say to myself: ‘I want to be the richest man in the world.’ I’ve come a long way from there. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

If I did want to come back, I was going to make, what, $50 million? You know what; don’t call my phone unless you’ve got $100 million. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


There comes a time when money doesn’t matter. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, ‘I think I should get a job.’ She said, ‘No, just keep boxing.’ ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I don’t have to wait for nobody, I move when I wanna move. ~ Floyd Mayweather.

Once I am in the square circle, I am in my home. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Never cry. Never complain. Just work. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


There are all these athletes out there cheating. I am clean and pure. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

To be honest with you, I normally beat guys with my C game and I don’t have to pull my A or B game out. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Motivational Floyd Mayweather Quotes

I don’t fight for bragging rights. I’ve proved myself. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

In the end, you have to protect yourself at all times. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


Some people are just right for you. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Just live every day like it’s your last day and be the best person that you can be. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I’m always going to love my father. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

You’ve got to have a villain and they’ll always make me a villain. I’m used to it – it makes me work harder and it makes me fight harder. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I think I already proved that I wasn’t just fighting for the money, because I fought as an amateur. I fought 90 fights for free. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Ain’t no boundaries, ain’t no limits. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I come from a very rough background, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too. ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

So these were the 87 top Floyd Mayweather quotes from the boxing champion on success and motivation.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Elton John quotes and John Mayer quotes.

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