"I'm not fighting Jeremy Lin," Mayweather said with a laugh. "I thought, in this country, you had freedom of speech. They failed to realize that I said he was a good player."
Mayweather could go on for days with his unique brand of humble-braggadocio, but the rest of the year will be busy for the champion, who turned 35 last Friday. After this fight, he's expected to spend June and July in a Nevada jail to resolve a domestic violence case, and he sounds interested in being in the ring more frequently in the next few years after fighting just five times in the last half-decade.
"It's amazing to be at 35 and still be at the top of the sport and get nine-figure deals," Mayweather said. "It's truly amazing. It's a puzzle. Leonard (Ellerbe, Mayweather's top adviser) is a piece of the puzzle. (Adviser) Al Haymon is a piece of the puzzle. I'm just the centerpiece."
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