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>> when the sun comes up in las vegas, floyd mayweather is usually just heading off to bed. but at 8:00 a.m. on this morning, less than two weeks before his bout with miguel coto, modifying his schedule is apparently not a concern. >> let's see a show of hands. 5 k. >> he is wide awake at sunset park set for a fund raiser to benefit habitat for humanity. >> we're racing. >> we're not. >> ready to go, man. >> getting back to the american citizens, giving back to the people who is less fortunate, we always going to support. we always going to support it. >> floyd has been extremely generous with his time. as you know he is training for a big fight coming up in may, and floyd has generously donated $100,000 to give back. a big round of applause.
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>> floyd mayweather, flashy, talk a lot of trash, wild, all over the place. nice car. all it is money, money, money. but i also give back a lot of money. >> habitat for humanity. habitat for humanity. remember that sam. port them. i love them. >> like i always say, money don't make me. i make money. and, you know when someone says i'm any not materialistic, you got to realize, somebody broke made that up. somebody who don't want to strive for -- made that up. you know somebody who was, beauty is only skin deep. an ugly -- made that up. i tell the -- this, i'm a well-groomed individual. and i like money. but with me being in this position i am going to give back to families. >> hey, where is the end, floyd? where's the end? >> mayweather cruises through the 5-k in 30 minutes.
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then stays on to cheer on stragglers, both familiar and familiar looking. >> let's go. >> by dusk, the champ is recharged from his morning of charity and primed to spend a few dollars alongside 50 cent and the money team. the first stop reveals he has been keeping an eye on his opponent and his unorthodox sleeping arrangement. >> got to get coto something. >> yeah, come on. get him something that smells good, flowery. put it on when heap get into bed with his friend. what's his friend name? >> i've don't know if this is really for me? >> style is a little different. >> airplane pilot. >> that's cool.
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>> what's up? >> what's up? >> the pair is well protected as they make their way through the burgeoning crowd that have gotten word of their shopping spree. >> that's 50 cent. >> but there is enough tomb to make one final stop for the boxer's fiancée. >> that was the -- >> ouch. >> see two bags come out of here off the awe she is shoe shopping for $11,000 today. >> only two pairs of shoes. >> don't worry, baby. >> that's all. >> okay. >> 2,000 miles from the spoils
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of the trip, orlando florida's mech-tech don miguel boxing gym is open every day, rain or shine. with miguel coto in a relentless bout of training for his bout with mayweather on may 5th. ♪ and since that -- that time -- >> the fern i was, used to be, happy in training. used to be training hard. hard enough to beat my opponent. that's miguel is right now.
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>> mayweather will be the seventh undefeated fighter coto has faced in his career and by far the most heralded of the group. today at the gym, the trainer's program calls for eight rounds of sparring. cameras are prohibiting from chronicling the action. only glimpses of the architect of the fight plan are permitted. >> that's it. look for the contact zone. one after another. ten seconds left. as the trainer monitors the combat, camp medical adviser prepares for another vital test. awe blood test he will administer to coto after the sixth round. a small sample from the ear lobe serves to measure lactic acid build-up in the fighter's blood. providing precise measure of his muscle endurance and scientific perspective on his conditioning.
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[ speaking foreign language ] the results are closely guarded. at the conclusion of the sparring session, the overall prognosis in the clash with mayweather appears optimistic. >> every time i -- i work. i know i am going to be better. i'm ready for anything.
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i just want to -- the belt. the belt i start to fight. >> following his weekend of charity and procurement, floyd ] i did not want to think about that. relax, relax, relax. look at me, look at me. three words, dad -- e-trade financial consultants. so i can just go talk to 'em? just walk right in and talk to 'em. dude, those guys are pros. they'll hook you up with a solid plan. they'll -- wa-- wa-- wait a minute. bobby? bobby! what are you doing, man?
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. >> every time i -- i work. i know i am going to be better. i'm ready for anything. i just want to -- the belt. the belt i start to fight. >> following his weekend of charity and procurement, floyd mayweather returns to work on monday with his mind still fixated on the tv revelations about his opponent. >> he make it look bad. coto, you making people look bad. coto you making people look bad. stop that, you need to stop that -- i ain't going to speak out that one scene. i can't believe this -- i wonder what his wife say about that?
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then he touched my man on the cheeks. he touched my man on his cheeks. i thought his last name was coto. he ain't touch his butt. he went for the -- the kid went for the --
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>> the things they're doing is hurting my feelings. i want coto to sleep good at night. they got 100 people in one house. get the bag, rick. get the bag. what is your budget, coto, how much it cost to rend a house for the next couple weeks. 10 gs. i got you $10,000 right there. get him a down comforter. get him a new bed. from right now to may 4th. i want coto to be comfortable. i'm going to make him uncomfortable may 5. leading up to may 5 i want him comfortable. >> there is no place mayweather is more comfortable than in the gym. today's workout marks just 11 days before the bout. >> going into the fight, may 5. man, i'm telling you, man. i am going to be in my zone. you know what i am saying? i am going to be in my zone. that's any given sunday. for me it's any given saturday. you know what i'm saying? i mean, i don't got nothing against miguel coto at all. no hard feelings. just a fight game. we at war. i know he is a quiet killer. you know what i'm saying? i'm a loud killer. >> the training camp has been good. he has done everything he supposed to do. and that's what a fighter supposed to do. supposed to do the running.
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do the workout. do the pad. do the mitt. do the bag. everything, everything that he supposed to do, he does. he is preparing. i think he is more sharper for this fight than any other fight other than dl corrales. ♪ . >> the late diego corrales, until he knocked him down five times in a technical knockout.
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it is just one of many memories the boxer and his uncle have made together. in a partnership that continues with their latest mega fight against coto. >> you was in vegas. >> yeah. >> i came to las vegas. you embraced me with open arms. i think our chemistry. made our chemistry. >> lasted all those years. >> don't even seem like it has been that long. >> 16 years. 16 years. >> doesn't seem that long. it's been that long. >> me and you work together as a team. >> and boxing. you got to work together as a team. >> how many you think i got left? >> i know. >> i think -- five more. >> if you fight more actively now. >> i can't fight actively. i am fighting on pay-per-view. it takes six months to get a pay-per-view fight. hopefully i can fight again by the end of this year. he's tired because for 16 years
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this man has given me nothing but blood, sweat and tears. get some sleep. get some sleep. >> with the sun still finding its way to the top of the next morning in orlando. diaz has gathered coto and his team for a wake-up call on the track. boxing floyd mayweather for 36 minutes will require an array of attributes. the next 60 minutes are designed to train every one of them. >> 12 rounds. i am ready for it. i'm hard, tough.
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i know. >> when the workout end it's time to depart. no lagging allowed. tonka. tonka.
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floyd mayweather's afternoon agenda includes a routine
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floyd mayweather's afternoon agenda includes a routine prematch visit to the eye doctor. >> clear. look straight ahead. margins look good. okay. looks good. sit back, champ. now you know you are going to be out of it for the rest of the day. >> stop. >> you will be out of it. >> what's the deal? >> probably three hours. >> damn. >> dilated pupils shouldn't be a total loss not with the full case of sunglasses available for purchase in the lobby. >> i need those right there, i think. >> that's fine. >> i don't know what you did in there. but you want in there. >> i just called -- >>. ♪ to say i love you >> i can't see.
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but -- we going to get to the spot where we need to get to. ♪ i just called to say i love you ♪ >> most people ride around, with little coins in the car if i got the coins in my car too, the cup holder. >> no. >> have to pay me for this. ♪ no warm july >> there are a few wrong turns, but mayweather safely find his way back to the right spot. continues to ignore doctor's orders by get right to work. >> can't see right now. it's blurry. everything is blurry. >> coto better come ready. coto is going to come ready. >> okay. >> get ready! >> we all may look the same in
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the gym but we don't perform the same under the lights. >> by workout's ends, he is seeing clear again. the specter of miguel coto coming ever closer into focus. >> back in orlando, meanwhile, the focus at least on this night is on the feast being prepared by coto, his mother juana and brian perez. >> mexican refried beans. like the puerto rican style. chicken fajitas, some chips, some pico de gallo, some guacamole. >> the group wastes little time converging. one team member, however is stuck depending on handouts. >> everything. he likes everything. >> he likes onion. >> all right. >> everybody is here. all the guys. a little time together. you know, we are all going to vegas, like this week. you know like a very special activity. just to share time and keep the concentration to the fight. >> the evening is a commemoration what has the been accomplished over the past eight weeks and an acknowledgement of what still waits. but like everything else in camp it is shadowed by an absence. 2 1/2 years ago, miguel coto's, the father who guided the fighter's career from the beginning died suddenly in puerto rico. here in orlando, the mech-tech don miguel boxing gym honors his memory. >> the best name i can put on this gym is my father's name. because if it wasn't for him, i wouldn't be here. since he pass away, i feel his absence every day, you know? he was -- he was a guy who always be in charge of everything. having brian, my mom, people who, who we trained i know my father will see over us. we hap. he is enjog e in3 rghno s mentohi.ielieve 3 anpeeconig p pte nnpveda w3 tosafice mysel f3 llt ernfen. prurctn ainst perfection. sy ned for floyd mayweather speaking out next. don't miss the live fight, may weather/coto, may 5th on hbo pay-per-view. >> how are you feeling, man? >> great to meet you too. i'm from detroit too, man.
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michigan love right there, brother. >> i'm not like no other athlete. i'm the first floyd mayweather. i am outspoken. i'm judged. we all are judged. >> no doubt. >> majority of times people see me, they have a thought instantly. >> sure. >> whether a good thought or bad thought. it's a thought. >> i'm an author and professor of sociology at georgetown university. i have had the good fortune to sit down and have meaningful conversations with everything from presidents to hip-hop legends. i now have the opportunity to enter a new arena where i will be talking to one of the most provocative athletes of our time. he has won world championships in five weight classes. floyd mayweather. see what he has to say next on "floyd mayweather speaking out." >> floyd mayweather! >> to get to the heart of a man, sometimes you have to go to where he does his best work. ve trains, and 5 wi take on mi e y sulbelaed pt.3i take on mi >yono wt amoi t before? you don't know anything about the sport. >> what if you say well a guy has been around the game, 50 years, seen hundreds of fighters come and go. never fought him self but can look at a fighter and discern this is greatness and this is not? >> there is a lot of fighters that would do a remarkable job being commentators. but you got guys that is commentating, supposed to be boxing specialists that never even fought before. you know, i didn't just wake up and become 42-0. >> i want to ask you how do you remain hungry? here you are, what, 35 years old, been in this game for 16 years, yet you remain at the top of your craft, top of the fight game and you are still hungry? >> is it about the money, absolutely? is it about being the all-time, the best ever? absolutely. the difference between me and any other fighter is -- they're talented, i'm god-gifted. there's a difference. god, god gives certain individuals gifts and boxing is one of my gifts. but of course, for floyd mayweather it's more than just, nice automobiles. more than just matches. more than just, millions of dollars. it is about giving back. arifve to give back ts % mern ru. s yr s d3 h ss spo h fly st.3 %wt ppedo you, whatma y kw taeditmyad
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iioofim sthose are tin ien >> i was training him. >> you can't train nobody when you are locked up. yocat noy he are locked up. > 'totro roger didn't make you. this is my trainer here. oiolheeliohirne between a father and son is critical. you listen to hip-hop, father absence, father wasn't there, being called named, dismissed because he wasn't there. what affect does that have on a child to deal with father absence? >> i don't want to say my father wasn't there for me. because if i say that -- that's absolutely not true. >> okay. >> my dad was only there for the boxing gym to come get me and take me to the boxing gym. but when i think back on it, me and my dad has never bun to a movie, just me and him. me panned my dad has never been bowling. me and my dad has never bun to dinner and sit down and talk, father/son. me and my dad relationship just has always been just boxing. >> right. >> nothing else just boxing. if it wasn't about boxing, it wasn't about nothing. roger mayweather, roger mayweather made the mayweather name. and i took it to the next level. when it is all said and done there is only two -- mayweathers e awehe eo e e nto rk3 dlsitstss3 pson% d vi tdoime.ewi mdein3 i don't worry about that. come with the territory. >> i hope that a period of counseling will assist him down that road. but i also think a period of time in incarceration will send the right message to the community and to his children that no matter who you are, you have consequences to your actions, that are appropriate when this level of violence is inflicted. >> i'm pretty sure martin luther king been to jail, malcolm x been to jail and many more that has been to jail. you take the good with the good. and the bad with the bad. it's just an obstacle that is put in your way. i will get through anything. >> am i guilty? >> absolutely not. i took a plea. you know some times they put us in a no-win situation where you don't have any choice but to talk a plea. i never want to drag my family through the mud. i didn't want to bring my children to court -- never raise my hands to my children. you know, i got four beautiful children i love them dearly. i am supposed to be growing to prison in june. only thing i can do is keep my fingers crossed, hope for the best. try to stay positive. can't nothing break me.
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i am still going to be strong. if i am locked up i am going to make sure y t e ner is le d ste.e ner obmsheheoethcop obmsk h aueioop blacmahoislang pdyothk isp, aiu?3 p>i onthk at- pnonwod erst. whole group, doing things the way he wants it to be. [ speaking foreign language ] >> the loss of his father has become an integral part of the narrative of miguel coto's career. just as much as his only two defeats to antonio margarito in 2008. he insists however the final chronicle is far from complete. >> no one wants to fall, but when you fall, and you can't stand up again. getting, every step, makes you successful with everything that happens in your life. i am here today because of -- because of everything i passed through. and -- i know -- and i believe this is my moment to shine. >> every boxing career begins with dreams of perfection. but nearly all cases reality
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inevitably interferes. at which point it is up to the fight tire discover how defeat can benefit him. disappointment can crystallize purpose. doubt can fuel hunger. and perfection might yet present itself for the taking again. >> i wake up every day, to work, to sacrifice myself for being the winner. i am not going to rest until i have that. >> i never once, thought about another guy being victorious, never. that's not in my mind. that's not in my thoughts. i don't call it cocky, i don't call it overconfidence. i call it believing. ♪
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♪ >> coto ain't ready to die! i'm ready to die, may 5th. >> one week from tonight. miguel coto and floyd mayweather come face to face in the ring. resurrection against perfection. reality with no escape. ♪ stay tuned for floyd mayweather speaking out next. don't miss the live fight, may weather/coto, may 5th on hbo pay-per-view.
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>> how are you feeling, man? >> great to meet you too. i'm from detroit too, man. michigan love right there, brother. >> i'm not like no other athlete. i'm the first floyd mayweather. i am outspoken. i'm judged. we all are judged. >> no doubt. >> majority of times people see me, they have a thought
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instantly. >> sure. >> whether a good thought or bad thought. it's a thought. >> i'm an author and professor of sociology at georgetown university. i have had the good fortune to sit down and have meaningful conversations with everything from presidents to hip-hop legends.
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i now have the opportunity to enter a new arena where i will be talking to one of the most provocative athletes of our time. he has won world championships in five weight classes. floyd mayweather. see what he has to say next on "floyd mayweather speaking out." >> floyd mayweather! >> to get to the heart of a man, sometimes you have to go to where he does his best work. in the case of floyd mayweather that would be right here inside the mayweather boxing club in las vegas, nevada. this is the city where floyd lives, trains, and on may 5th will take on miguel coto and look to improve his record to perfect 43-0, but there is more to floyd mayweather than boxing gloves. he is one of the sport's biggest box office draws. earning millions of dollars every time he steps into a ring. but with those spoils, also comes the difficulty of operating in a world few can understand and even fewer can relate to between his wealth, family, career, and an impending jail term, the challenges aren't limited to the ring. never shy to speak his mind, floyd mayweather. thank you for sitting down with us. >> thank you for having me.
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i appreciate it. >> may 5th is coming up. a big day for you. tell us how training is going? >> training is going like it should go. i'm ready. physically i'm ready. and everything is planned out the way it should be planned out. >> you had a very well-known response, in the last victor ortiz fight with larry merchant. >> you were in charge of the fight. you were aggressive. and, taking advantage -- >> you know what i am going to do. you never give me a fair shake. i'm through. get somebody else up here to do the interview. >> you heard him. >> you never give me a fair shake. hbo needs to fire you.
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you don't know [ bleep ] about boxing. >> i wish i was 50 years younger, i would kick your [ bleep ]. >> why was this the last straw for you? >> me and hbo had, it's been a roller coaster ride as far as our relationship. you got people that -- boxing specialists, how can you be a boxing specialist, or boxing commentator if you never fought before? you don't know anything about the sport. >> what if you say well a guy has been around the game, 50 years, seen hundreds of fighters come and go. never fought him self but can look at a fighter and discern this is greatness and this is not? >> there is a lot of fighters that would do a remarkable job being commentators. but you got guys that is commentating, supposed to be boxing specialists that never even fought before. you know, i didn't just wake up and become 42-0. >> i want to ask you how do you remain hungry? here you are, what, 35 years old, been in this game for 16 years, yet you remain at the top of your craft, top of the fight game and you are still hungry? >> is it about the money, absolutely? is it about being the all-time, the best ever? absolutely. the difference between me and any other fighter is -- they're talented, i'm god-gifted. there's a difference. god, god gives certain individuals gifts and boxing is
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one of my gifts. but of course, for floyd mayweather it's more than just, nice automobiles. more than just matches. more than just, millions of dollars. it is about giving back. i love to give back to the less fortunate. i give back to a lot of public schools because -- that's where i come from. the heart of life. a mother on drugs. a father a former drug dealer. went to prison. >> so your father selling drugs he says to support his family. want to jail. mother, heroin, crack. your father, at one point even held you up as a 1-year-old child as a decoy because he was being threatened by another family member, ended up getting shot. what happened to you, what made you survive? >> you know i stayed with my dad for a certain period.
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certain period of time. then eventually i moved with my mother to jersey. it was seven people staying in a one bedroom apartment, no heat. i mean -- sometimes no lights. you know, my mother she was on crack. at one particular time. and eventually, you know i moved back to grand rapids michigan with my father. you know, i asked my mother can she move back, also, and she eventually moved back to grand rapids michigan. and i was happy when she moved back. but she was back on drugs. i seen my dad, sell my mother drugs. just those are things i went through in life. but i am a strong individual. i can get through anything. all it did was make me a stronger person now. >> let's talk a bit about that too. because you had difficulties with your father, been very
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public. >> yeah. >> 24/7 arguments you had with him. >> excitement. you must watch tv. >> our training camp. >> you were undefeated when you started with your daddy. >> i started with you, didn't i? >> you were training him. >> i was training him. >> you can't train nobody when you are locked up. you can't train nobody when you are locked up. roger is my trainer! >> ain't nothing wrong. roger didn't make you. this is my trainer here. roger is my trainer. and we don't want nobody interfering with the way we work. >> obviously the relationship between a father and son is critical. you listen to hip-hop, father absence, father wasn't there, being called named, dismissed because he wasn't there. what affect does that have on a child to deal with father absence? >> i don't want to say my father wasn't there for me. because if i say that -- that's absolutely not true. >> okay. >> my dad was only there for the boxing gym to come get me and take me to the boxing gym. but when i think back on it, me and my dad has never bun to a movie, just me and him. me panned my dad has never been bowling.
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roger mayweather, roger mayweather made the mayweather name. and i took it to the next level. when it is all said and done
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there is only two -- mayweathers that count, roger mayweather and floyd mayweather. and i'm not no junior >> i'm where i'm at. because my dad, my uncle, my mother, because i am inspired every day. you know, when -- when my nieces and my nephews come to the gym, my sons, my daughters, when they come to the gym, it is inspire me to make me want to work harder. you know, right now, i am putting in the hard work for my great grandchildren at this particular time. i made a lot of money in this sport. i'm comfortable. i'm set for the rest of my life. a lot of times people think, well, there's -- floyd mayweather has a lot of money. there's no problem. it's not a lot of problems. >> according to the report an 11-year-old child had to jump over a gate in the backyard and run to the security station in order to protect his mother from what was happening. it is fortunate in this situation that they were able to contact security and gain assistance that evening. because there were threats to kill her, threats to make her disappear, and things could have gotten even more out of hand than what they did. >> you know, we go through -- a lot and especially myself. i am judged already because i'm a fighter. so if -- if anything happens that got to do something with contact or someone getting hit, they're automatically going to say it's him. >> i am sad to hear mr. mayweather was raised in a home where there was violence. i'm sure that has a good deal to do with how he is today and huh he deals with stressful situations. >> they cannot get to me. even with my incident coming up. and having to do time. i don't worry about that. o tt peodf 3 about that. consinwi aishido pt tst pite. 'tngme pdyothk op he re do you think there is a deep, racially based resentment against you? >> i don't think that -- no one would ever understand me. you know? no one would never, no one would ever understand my pain. >> uh-huh. why? >> i beat all odds. you know, my dad had just went to prison. and my best friend was like -- you know we talked about getting into the, getting into the drug game. we talked about it.
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i said, i'm with it. let's go. we went over to this guy's house. >> how old were you then? >> i want to say 16. we went over to this guy house. and he told me, he said forget it i'm going to do it. and so he did it. and he's dead now. ♪ ♪ >> like i said before, people worried about being judged. who is, who ain't going to look you? the thing is as long as you like yourself. sound racist, i guess, that's what they say. and just because i spoke on the situation, you know, certain things i say, a lot of nfl and nba players really want to say. but i don't got no problem with saying it. i'm my own boss. you know? >> race says m is still real in 2012 despite the fact that we have a black president. people said we live in a post racial era, that's pretty much baloney. we know that is not true. do you think race shapes the perception of you, you're good y vti a iaibeusalthhy i etlabsues ofac nnetilycer t ast watle g pd,i re you ta yne wt t cim3 whattsas wh i t ede s it is okay for cubans to support cubans. it is okay, every country to come over here to america, bring their flag, wave w it high, and support their own. so it is a crime for me to support my people first, black americans first. >> leave me alone i will make it rain all day long. my name is floyd.
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my name is floyd. my name is money mayweather. my name its floyd. my name is floyd. my name its money mayweather. >> who don't want to win? money is nothing but comfort. person got a good job. they go off to the dealership. they going to get a car that's, that's according to their budget. if you got money you can go and say i want this car for monday. i want this car for tuesday. buy that car for wednesday. it's comfort to move and do what you want to do.
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>> am i guilty? >> absolutely not. i took a plea. you know some times they put us in a no-win situation where you don't have any choice but to talk a plea. i never want to drag my family through the mud. i didn't want to bring my children to court -- never raise my hands to my children. you know, i got four beautiful children i love them dearly. i am supposed to be growing to prison in june. only thing i can do is keep my fingers crossed, hope for the best. try to stay positive. can't nothing break me. i am still going to be strong. if i am locked up i am going to make sure my mom got the finer things in life and my sisters. i take care of my whole family. >> i think about jay-z on 99 problems when he goes the cop asked him a question. are you mad at me, why because i'm young, rich and famous and black, you got a problem with that? do you think people have a real resentment of your success as a black man who is flashing, making it rain and they look at their own lives and see they're not doing nearly as well as you, do you think there is a deep, racially based resentment
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against you? >> i don't think that -- no one would ever understand me. you know? no one would never, no one would ever understand my pain. >> uh-huh. why? >> i beat all odds. you know, my dad had just went to prison. and my best friend was like -- you know we talked about getting into the, getting into the drug game. we talked about it. i said, i'm with it. let's go. we went over to this guy's house. >> how old were you then? >> i want to say 16. we went over to this guy house. and he told me, he said forget it i'm going to do it. and so he did it. and he's dead now. ♪ ♪
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>> like i said before, people worried about being judged. who is, who ain't going to look you? the thing is as long as you like yourself. sound racist, i guess, that's what they say.
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and just because i spoke on the situation, you know, certain things i say, a lot of nfl and nba players really want to say. but i don't got no problem with saying it. i'm my own boss. you know? >> race says m is still real in 2012 despite the fact that we have a black president. people said we live in a post racial era, that's pretty much baloney. we know that is not true. do you think race shapes the perception of you, you're good looking, a brilliant fighter, you are very articulate and intelligent and you are rich and confident. some would say even cocky, what do you think about that? >> we can touch on this subject in so many different ways. first, we can touch on it as far as me as a person, i'm outspoken, you know? if i have an >> what did you say? >> i just said jeremy lin was, i said jeremy lin was a good player.
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the first thing that i did say. i said because all the hype is he is asian. we have black players that go out and do that day in, day out. which is true? i'm not going to say -- one particular player is in the nba. but when i spoke on the jeremy lin situation, a lot of nba players came to me and called my phone and said floyd, thank you. you saying what we have been wanting to say all along. >> right. >> players got to be quiet. they can't say nothing. >> why is it that black athletes when they choose to speak directly about issues of race are almost silenced or at least seen negatively? >> when an athlete gets paid, i feel like they want you to be more like, you take your money, you sit back, you be quiet and you be thankful. it's wild and crazy, you know they say that i'm racist, right?
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but like i said before, i got jewish people working for me. i got muslim people around me. catholic. christian. it don't matter. >> why do they call you racist? what is the claim? what its the basis? what its the evidence to suggest that floyd mayweather is racist. >> because i stand behind black americans first. but it is okay. it is okay. it is okay for -- puerto ricans to support puerto ricans. it is okay for cubans to support cubans. it is okay, every country to come over here to america, bring their flag, wave w it high, and support their own. so it is a crime for me to support my people first, black americans first. >> leave me alone i will make it rain all day long. my name is floyd. my name is floyd.
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my name is money mayweather. my name its floyd. my name is floyd. my name its money mayweather. >> who don't want to win? money is nothing but comfort. person got a good job. they go off to the dealership. they going to get a car that's, that's according to their budget. if you got money you can go and say i want this car for monday. i want this car for tuesday. buy that car for wednesday. it's comfort to move and do what you want to do. >> you are a person for whom money is central. one of the things you know, a lot of athletes have made a lot of money. they have either blown it, lost it. been bilked out of it. made poor decisions. managers rip them off and the like. do you look at that as a cautionary tale. do you think as rich as you are, man, i got to be careful. >> i got people around me -- with master's degrees, you got to have brains to want to have
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brains around you. it take brains to want to have brains to surround you. you surround yourself with smart people. did i finish school, absolutely not. because i know what i wanted. i left school to put my mother in a better position and take care of my family. >> what would it take? what cut, percentage would it take for a fighter to accept for you and him to step into the ring? >> i offered him $40 million. he counter offered and said he want 50/50. if you are not doing floyd mayweather numbers in the box office, or at, at the gate, if you are not doing record breaking numbers like i'm doing, how can you possibly ask for 50/50? >> right. what would you say to those who say, floyd mayweather lacks the heart to face manny pacquiao. >> i have nothing to move in the sport. do i want the fight before my career is over? absolutely. if the don't happen it don't
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happen. right now i am going through a law soot, defamation of character with pacquiao. >> why? >> trash talking. >> have you ever met, manny pacquiao? >> never met him. >> you called him on the phone? >> i called him to make the fight. >> what kind of conversation was that, boy, that would be great? >> i called him and said, you know, how you doing. what's going on. let's make the fight happen. all he said was 50/50. got off the phone. i could tell some body was in his ear. he knows. what i said before. my offer is what it is. my offer won't change. i'm not budging. >> right. >> $40 million is what you are getting. you take it or you leave it. >> right. >> you know like i said before. manny pacquiao, floyd mayweather don't need manny pacquiao.
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>> miguel coto, may 5, what is going to happen? >> may 5, entertaining night. cinco de mayo. i have done record breaking numbers on cinco demayo. coto its a good fighter, solid. coming from a good boxing background. background of puerto rican boxing is remarkable. but i have been there before. i know what it takes. you know i have been there so many times. day in, day out. and once i get there, may 5th. i will approach it like i approach, you know any other fight. just another day. >> i want to thank you, champ for the time you have take tine speak to us tonight. i am going to be there may 5th. hope you will all be there may 5th. looking forward to it. >> thank you so much. i appreciate the support. >> we thank you, my friend. good to talk to you. this has been a presentation of hbo sports.

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