​Triple H Talks About His Friendship With Floyd Mayweather & What Floyd Deals With Before His Fights


In an interview with The Bleacher Report, Triple H spoke about being friends with boxer Floyd Mayweather. He also revealed that he will be in attendance for Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 2. Here are highlights:

On talking with Mayweather before his fight with Miguel Cotto: “Here’s this guy about to fight this massive fight, and I don’t want to be in his way. I’m in his world now. So, the second there is a lull in conversation, I try to make my exit. ‘All right man, we’re going to let you do your thing.’ Floyd looks at me and says, ‘If you want to hang out, man, I’m not doing nothing. I’m just watching TV.’ I said, ‘Floyd, I just don’t want to be in your way. You’ve got some stuff to do to get ready for this fight.’ And he said, ‘I’ve done everything I’m going to do. Nothing I do in the next little bit is going to change anything, so ain’t no use getting worried about it. I’m going to watch this game for a little bit, talk with you if you want, and then I’m going to go win my fight.’ He’s so calm. It was unbelievable.”

On the other members of Mayweather’s entourage: “There’s always people coming out of Floyd’s room. Lil Wayne is in there. The next thing you know, Adrien Broner is in there. [Oscar] De La Hoya drops by. There’s a lot of people coming in and out. There’s a lot of traffic. Especially as it gets closer to the fight. He’s not worried. He’s not nervous. He’s not wasting any energy. Now, the room picks up tempo as he’s warming up, but it’s a much calmer environment than you’d imagine.”

On how he treats his friends: “You’re just well taken care of. Does he put you up in a nice suite at the MGM? Yeah. But that’s not what impressed me. What impressed me was that he knows what time your flight gets in, a car picks you up and brings you to the hotel. A guy from his camp meets you at the check-in, and he’s got all your stuff and the layout for you. He takes you up to your room and sees if you need anything. The next day, somebody comes and gets you in your room to take you down to the press conference. All the little things that make your life easier. You never have to worry, ‘I wonder where I’m supposed to go for this? I wonder what happens when I get there?’ He just makes it all easy for you.”

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