Floyd Mayweather has fired back at one-time protégé Adrien Broner after the cocky young star recently turned the air blue criticising The Money Team and Al Haymon.
26-year-old braggart Broner lashed out in the wake of his WBA World Super-Lightweight title win in October over Khabib Allakhverdiev, saying: “I love my big brother Floyd Mayweather, but f*** The Money Team!"
Mayweather has today fought back, telling Broner he should be grateful for the guidance he’s received from Mayweather’s Money Team, and that he needs to grow up.
“He lose to Shawn Porter, then you fight for a world title right after that, for a vacant title. You and your opponent coming off losses,” Mayweather said, speaking to FightHype.com
“Me, as a fighter, if I lost a fight, there's no way in hell that my next fight I would be fighting for a title against another guy that's coming off a loss. I wouldn't even be proud or consider myself a champion," the now retired 49-0 star added.
Mayweather said he didn’t understand why Broner had unleashed his tirade at The Money Team, but reminded the 31-2 fighter that Al Haymon is as much a part of the team as anyone else.
“He needs to be thanking The Money Team. Everything is under the same umbrella when it's all said and done. If you saying, 'F*** Al Haymon,' you saying, 'F*** Floyd Mayweather!" If you saying, 'F*** Floyd Mayweather,' you saying, 'F*** Al Haymon,” Mayweather said.
“Like I said before, I wouldn't even be proud to say that I'm a champion. I like Paulie Malignaggi, and the fight between you and Paulie Malignaggi was tit for tat. And then the first guy you fought for a world title, once again, it was in your hometown.
“He has a lot of growing up to do. If these fighters want to learn something, come to Las Vegas, look me up, and we can sit down and I'll go over the blueprint with you.”