Lately, boxing phenom Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been living up to his nickname as "Pretty Boy Floyd"—stripping down to his boxer briefs for the press at the Waldorf-Astoria one week, and the next week, posing in Versace and extolling the virtues of moisturizing.
Some previews of Floyd's glamour and skin shots in the upcoming issue of Se7en, the new sports and lifestyle monthly whose editorials are beginning to resemble those seen in Genre or Details.
The undefeated welterweight champ has boasted, "I can go ten rounds and then do a photo shoot" and continues that mantra. Floyd blasts the fashion aesthetic of fellow pretty boy Oscar De La Hoya, his opponent in the much anticipated May 5 super-fight. Floyd declares that De La Hoya "has all that paper [money] but doesn't know how to dress. The other day, the dude had on olive green shoes, a grey button-down, and some blue pants! "
On a more serious tip, Mayweather discusses the intense personal resentment he has had against De La Hoya. (Though you probably couldn' tell from these pictures.) You probably know that for some years, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been estranged from his father, the legendary boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. In recent months, the animosity has intensified—De La Hoya wanted Mayweather Sr. to train him to defeat Mayweather Jr. and offered $500,000. The father was more than interested and demanded $2 million. Eventually, De La Hoya passed, but the damage was already done.
"I could never go against my own," Floyd reveals. "My dad was going to work in my corner against me. He said he wanted $2 million. Well, my life doesn't have a price. You can't put a price on my son's life. Everything has a life a price except somebody's life. I wouldn't work against my son for ten million!"
Mayweather has hired his uncle, the well-known Roger Mayweather, to train him for the upcoming super-fight. The Mayweather-De La Hoya bout could be one of the biggest money-making fights in boxing history: Mayweather stands to make at least $10 million to De La Hoya's $25 million, with possibly much more for each if pay-per-view sales satisfy predictions. Should Mayweather win, he will have won major titles in five different divisions.
BTW: If anyone knows how Floyd Mayweather remains an undisputed boxing champ but has preserved his super-flawless complexion and ten-thousand watt smile, please, feel free to share.
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