Floyd Mayweather has an undefeated record and is the top pound-for-pound boxer in the world, but the American superstar said he has not yet shown the best version of himself to fight fans.
“In 18 years, I haven’t brought out my best yet,” Mayweather said during a media workout in his gym in Las Vegas.
Mayweather hopes that he can do just that on May 3, when he takes on the dangerous, hard-hitting Marcos Maidana in a title unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“I know that Maidana is going to come and bring his best, so I can’t overlook anyone,” said Mayweather. “I’ve been training every day.”
Maidana has been installed as a massive underdog against Mayweather, but the American insists that the Argentine brawler deserved the opportunity to fight him.
“He’s a champion with an 80% knockout rate,” Mayweather pointed out. “He deserves the fight.”
“My focus is going to be well-rounded,” Mayweather said, speaking about his strategy for Maidana. “If he leaves an opening on his face, we are gonna take it. If he leaves an opening on his body, we are gonna take it.”
“But my thing is, whatever a guy’s best attribute is, whatever he does best, my goal is to take that away from him and make him resort to doing something else,” he added.
A win over Maidana on May 3 will hike Mayweather's record to a perfect 46-0.