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Mayweather lays into Andre Ward; says Broner is more known

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"He calls himself S.O.G. If I'm not mistaken, that stands for Son of God. Last time I checked, we're all God's children. When one fighter is facing another fighter, God don't choose sides. What's going to happen in life is going to happen. Everything is already planned out. 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. I mean, one minute, they want to say all this S.O.G. stuff, and the next minute, they wanna go put tattoos on they body. I ain't never seen a pastor boxing. I ain't never seen a reverend boxing. I say a prayer that my opponent lives to fight another day and I live to fight another day. You got these guys trying to hurt a man on Saturday and then going to praise the Lord on Sunday," Mayweather said.

"Not knocking Andre Ward, but 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. He's a gold medalist, but he's making money like he don't even got a medal. Like I said before, Andre Ward, he's a good fighter, but who knows him? If you're not in Oakland, you don't even know who he is. He's getting older and time is ticking, so I mean, when is he going to ever leave Oakland and put asses in seats somewhere else?," Mayweather said.

"You know, you got fighters, sometimes, they speak on certain situations where the thing is this, like I always tell you before, when you're a fighter getting a million dollars, a million dollar fighter like Andre Ward, if anything, you need to come to my camp so you can learn the blueprint on how to sell out arenas worldwide. I got the blueprint on how to sell out arenas worldwide. We know Adrien Broner is more known than Andre Ward. He don't even have an amateur background. He's got a gold medal? Let me get it and I'll melt it down and get a medallion made."

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Agreed. His stock has rose a fair bit since the Super Six/Dawson wins, but I still think Broner would sell more tickets against a good opponent. Another thing for Ward is that there's no-one on his level who he can sell tickets against. What's a fight people would love to see? Froch again? Kessler again? Bute? Pascal? Dawson again? Hopkins again? Cleverly? None of them are really exciting fights that capture the imagination of the public.

He's a damn good fighter though, he might be one of those fighters who gains his popularity at the end of his career.
Anyone read the Erick Ochieng interview in Boxing News last week? A tad sickening. It's just a bit annoying when you hear them thank the almighty, was going on about how god "saved him" from going to jail. No, you were fortunate that the judge on that day felt the evidence was not strong enough for you to go to jail or he believed you deserved a second chance. There was no god involved, just chance and decision. Take some credit, you do this stuff, not god. Maybe it's just a way to not sound so arrogant.
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