American boxer Floyd Mayweather has already started preparing for his May 3 welterweight showdown against Argentina’s Marcos Maidana, whom he considers a “tough” opponent.
Mayweather held a press conference last weekend to formally announce his bout against Maidana, but the Argentine was a no-show as his wife was about to give birth.
“Family is very, very important, and I take my hat off to him. He’s supposed to stand by his wife and be by her side,” Mayweather told reporters.
He revealed that he hit the ring the previous week to kickstart his training camp.
“I’ve been working hard this week… I sparred three times this week,” he said. “I looked good. I boxed six rounds, seven round. I’m at seven rounds already.”
“This week, I was impressed this week. I was happy (with my training),” Mayweather added.
But the American also admitted that he can “get better.” “You know I’m a strong critic of myself,” Mayweather said.
“I just know that I haven’t reached my highest peak yet. I’m just not happy. Since I’ve been in the sport of boxing, I haven’t been able to put my A-game on,” he added. “I’ve beaten fighters with a C-game, probably a D-game, but I’ve never had to use a B- or an A-game.”
Mayweather is hoping to come up with a virtuoso performance against Maidana come May 3.
“I just know I’m a lot better, and that’s why I’m pushing myself so much in this camp so I can be able to do different things in this fight,” he said.