Video: Floyd Mayweather Apologizes to Manny Pacquiao
In the video, Mayweather, at times, refers to Pacquiao as "Poochiao," saying that he will "cook that yellow chump," that he will "kick the midget a**," and "cook him up with some barbecued dog."
Among the comments made by Mayweather was also the assertion that Pacquiao may be using steroids. On the issue of steroids, Mayweather said, "This [expletive] name is Emmanuel. He got a fake name, taking power pellets."
On Friday, however, Mayweather said that he "didn't really mean" any of it.
"I do want to apologize for what happened the other night. I want to apologize to everybody because everybody thought that it was a racist comment that I said. I don't have a racist bone in my body. I have nothing but love for everybody," said Mayweather.
"Some of my guys are Muslim, some of my guys are Jews. Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, whites, ... it doesn't matter. I got nothing but love in my heart," said Mayweather. "All I want to say is, if anybody was affected from what I said the other day, I apologize as a man. I was just having fun. I didn't really mean it."
Mayweather said that he eventually would like to face Pacquiao, with whom he has had two failed negotiations.
"Manny Pacquiao, he truly believes that he's one of the best, but I know that I am the best, that's the difference. I want him to believe that he's going to win," said Mayweather, who is 41-0 with 25 knockouts. "All 41 opponents that I faced thought that they were going to win, but that didn't happen."
Mayweather also offered his condolences to Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum, whose missing son, 49-year-old John Arum, was found dead in the Storm King Mountains of Seattle on Friday after a hiking accident.
"God bless to Bob Arum and his whole family, because I heard that Bob Arum's son had a bad accident," said Mayweather, who is promoted by Top Rank Promotions. "Love to the whole Arum family."