“When a fighter has lost before, if he loses again they say ‘oh, it’s nothing, he’s lost before. But when a fighter has been dominating for 20-some years and never lost, everything is on the line. My legacy. My boxing record. Everything is on the line,” commented Mayweather according to Sky Sports.
But Mayweather is not concerned about losing because he simply doesn’t see himself as a loser. He’s taking a risk that he feels is worth it.
Every day I tell myself I am a winner. I was born to be a winner at life. Not just in the ring but I was born to be a winner. It’s all about taking risk. I wouldn’t be where I’m at if I didn’t take risks so I don’t mind putting a 49-0 record on the line, putting everything on the line for this fight. I feel like it’s worth it,” he said.