Floyd Mayweather talked about his rough childhood, his monumental fight against Manny Pacquiao and the domestic abuse charges that sent him to jail in 2010, in a new interview with Katie Couric.

As for the latter, the boxer explicitly stated that he never laid his hands on his ex Josie Harris, despite contradicting reports from the victim and their son. “Did I kick, stomp and beat someone? No, that didn’t happen,” Floyd told Couric. “I look in your face and say, ‘No, that didn’t happen.'”

“Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did. So if they say that’s domestic violence, then you know what? I’m guilty. I’m guilty of restraining someone.” The boxing champion did two months of a 90-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery.

Now, when asked, what are his biggest concerns with the Pacquiao bout? “Nothing at all,” he replied. “I know I’m great. It’s not bragging, I know I’m great. I got here somehow, someway, doing the right things [and] pushing myself.”

Mayweather is currently pushing himself with three grueling workouts per day and a healthy diet made by a private chef. He always comes to a fight prepared and that is why this bout, which is a decade in the making, will be one of the biggest paydays in boxing history.

 

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