WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits in his corner between rounds during his title fight against Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 13, 2014. Reuters

Floyd Mayweather bared that he doesn't mind being called a coward amid allegations that he had been ducking opponents like Manny Pacquiao.

The undefeated American and the Filipino boxing icon has been trading barbs in the past five years, while the public's clamour for them to finally slug it out inside the ring remains unheeded.

"I laugh about it. I really laugh about it because I say: 'I don't mind being a rich coward,' he told Fighthype.com.

"I'm able to put my kids through the best school. I was able to retire my mother. I'm able to put my dad in a comfortable position."


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Apparently, he believes in the saying "bad publicity is still publicity," not minding the negative remarks thrown his way, especially on social media.

"You know even like what social media [say] and everything. We don't like Floyd, we hate Floyd, but we follow Floyd to comment on Floyd," he continued.

"I'm not gonna even (sic) take, if it's a person I don't like, I can care less if what he's doing on Instagram, what he's doing on Twitter, what he's doing on Shots, what he's doing on Facebook."

However, he reiterated that he condemns bullying being committed on the said fora.

"We got to take bullying away because it's hard (sic) on the young generation," he intimated.

"That's the great thing about the app Shots, people can either like your picture, or they can move on to the next. That's what it's about."

For his part, Pacman has already declared that he is willing to yield to Money's proposed terms as regards profit division just so they fight can push through, while the latter even went as far as stating that the bout will happen on May 2, 2015.

But until and unless everything's been reduced in black and white, boxing fans will STILL have to painstakingly wait.

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