Floyd Mayweather cancelled strip club plans at 3am to begin training for Miguel Cotto fight in 2012, claims 50 Cent

FLOYD MAYWEATHER cancelled strip club plans at 3am to begin training for his fight with Miguel Cotto, his ex-friend 50 Cent once said.

SunSport revealed Mayweather's unorthodox training methods, which included partying BEFORE hitting the gym.


But in 2012, before the American legend confirmed his super-welterweight fight with Cotto, he opted against a night out, to instead get to work.

50 Cent told Yahoo Sports at the time: "He did six miles that night. I thought he was crazy. I thought he was joking.

"I have never before just seen a person start randomly training like that. We were so far away from the gym, we weren't even close.

"Before that, we were going to a strip club. That is what he is all about, working hard and showing that kind of extreme work ethic no one else has.

"He showed a lot of spirit and determination. Everyone understands what it takes to be successful but he does it better than anyone."

Mayweather won the fight on points but was bloodied up and later admitted it was one of his toughest ever wins.

And he referenced his spur of the moment run after what was his 42nd career victory.

Before that, we were going to a strip club. That is what he is all about, working hard and showing that kind of extreme work ethic no one else has.

Mayweather, now 44, said: "The first day back I ran six miles. "I hadn't done anything for nine months and I just went out and ran six miles.

"Cotto had fought not that long ago, so I had to get my endurance in. Training camp started right then.

"I was running a lot, 5.45 or 6:00 minute miles. It all set me up."

The fight was Mayweather's last before he served a three-month jail sentence for domestic violence.

And it also proved to be the final in his friendship with 50 Cent, with the rapper never again representing 'The Money Team'.

50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson – claimed he was due $2million from Mayweather for taking care of the boxer's business affairs during the prison stint.

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Mayweather denied owing any money to the music star and it sparked a bitter feud between the pair, which is still yet to be resolved.

50 Cent, 46, continues to aim digs at his former pal online, who officially hung up the gloves in 2017 after beating Conor McGregor, 33.

But Mayweather did return in June for an exhibition bout against YouTuber Logan Paul, 26, which ended without a winner as no knockout was scored.

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