With less than 2 months until he steps into the ring on PPV, Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears to be overlooking his opponent (Robert Guerrero) and focusing on super middleweight champion Andre Ward. Mayweather apparently has issues with Ward's nickname "S.O.G", which stands for "Son Of God", and Andre's inability to "draw" a crowd. According to a March 13 report by Fighthype.com, Mayweather made the following comments about Ward:
"Listen man, if you're going to be a pastor, go to church. If you're going to be a reverend, go to church. If you're going to be a boxer, be a boxer."
Mayweather would continue his lashing out against Ward as he made fun of Ward's perceived inability to sell out arenas.
"He can't sell tickets nowhere. He can't sell tickets in Las Vegas. This is the only guy I know that's a gold medalist, but don't nobody know he's a gold medalist."
Floyd's rant didn't end there. He would take it even further by saying that he wanted to melt down Andre Ward's Olympic gold medal and make a medallion out of it:
"He's got a gold medal? Let me get it and I'll melt it down and get a medallion made."
What apparently enraged Mayweather was that Andre was backing Floyd's opponent Robert Guerrero in their May 4th PPV bout. This set Floyd off on his path of ripping into Andre's drawing power. Ward is the current WBC super middleweight and WBA super world middleweight champion. He's 26-0, only 29 years old and is an Olympic Gold Medalist. Andre is the cream of the crop in his weight class.
Despite ripping into Ward, Floyd did offer Andre some help when it comes to selling out arenas nationwide. Floyd suggested that Andre come to his gym and learn his "blueprint" for selling out venues.
Perhaps, Floyd should be more concerned with Guerrero than Andrew Ward, considering many Boxing pundits think that Guerrero has a legitimate chance at upsetting Floyd.
"MAYDAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero" is live on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 4th.
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