I went up to Eminem’s Shade 45 on Sirius Satalite yesterday at 5 p.m. to do what I thought was going to be a standard hip-hop interview to promote my new Legendary Classics Vol.1—a two-disc collection album (which in case you haven’t heard hit stores this week)—but the interview started becoming about boxing. I explained how I thought Floyd Mayweather was a great fighter but he needs to stop fucking around and start fighting the best fighters in his own weight class. When Mayweather was young and hungry he fought some of the baddest dudes he could get his hands on and I was a true fan, but after he fought Deigo Corroles in the early 2000’s he started taking fights more for money than legacy and actually began avoiding the tougher challenges. - R.A. the Rugged Man [via XXL]

DOWNLOAD: R.A. the Rugged Man vs Floyd Mayweather

ENTER RATING

Post a Comment
Share on Tumblr
.
  • Jay

    who is dis dude???

  • Cesc

    Floyd Mayweather would kill anybody in the ring. I got you Floyd. Do your thing homie.

  • nickd

    I know.R.A. said Floyd had a big ego.I think R.A. has a bigger than life ego so what is he saying

  • b ali

    say what you want but RA is right on everything he said...mayweather has no heart.

  • mmkayy

    sometimes RA dontt need to put in his 2cents.. nahhmean..?

  • JeffW

    ha, RA was completely right, Mayweather didn't argue he resorted to yelling, and complaining about bills even tho he is rich as hell.

  • b ali

    ive been waiting for someone to say all this to mayweather. the dude is a mediocre champ.

  • Benny Blanco from Da BriX

    No doubt, Pacquiao just called him out yesterday saying that their fight won't happen cuz Floyd don't wanna fight him. Floyd never fought Mosley, Margarito(w/loaded gloves), or my boy Cotto neither. That's why Cotto's the man cuz he fought Mosley(& won), fought Margarito(lost due to loaded gloves) & now has a chance to beat the best P4P fighter in the world right now.

    If Floyd ducks the winner of Manny/Cotto, he loses any respect he has.

  • jnelly

    mayweather is the best. RA got hate in his blood. if your offered 10 million or 5 million which one u gonna take. mayweather would kill any fighter 154lbs and under. and paul williams?! thats a joke he would get smoked just like mayweather did corrales (r.i.p)

  • K

    mayweather is a joke

  • serrano

    Floyd has the talent to be the top five ever but has not come close to show it. He has duck good fighters at 147 which at the moment is loaded with talent Margarito, Mosley, Cotto, Clottey, Cintron, Paul Williams, Berto. His biggest mismatches would be Williams, Margarito and Mosley. Ever since he moved up to 147 he has fought nobody. De La Hoya was done Manny proved that. Hatton was to small and slow for him. Marquez was the same cuz Floyd didnt even bother to come in at a weight he agreed to fight. Now Benny Blanco Margarito did not beat Cotto, or Cintron because of loaded gloves he would not of made it that far in boxing doing that. Dont forget Mosley took HGH maybe he still on it and that how he was able to KO Margarito when Cotto couldn't even stun him with all those monster shots he landed. Out of the seven fighters I named if Floyd fought at least three and beats them as easily as he did Marquez then I would say he is the best of his generation but if he want to be GOAT he needs to fight them all. After he fights Manny he is going to have to start to fight at least one of these true 147 fighters or else he gonna have to go back to 140 to keep ducking them. If anybody mentions that Floyd makes the money that why he the best just SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! If you all about money make your money and dont say shit about being GOAT if you GOAT you prove it in the ring against the best. Heck even Roy Jones went up to Heavyweight even if it was against Ruiz he took a chance giving up weight and power so did Hopkins when he fought Tarver. Sugar Ray Robinson, Ali, Leonard all fought the best of their time. So far Hopkins is the best of this generation not Floyd he not even in the top five.

  • sho shote

    Mayweather will knock ANYBODY out for the right price my nigger stays FLASHY

  • serrano

    Sho Shote "Mayweather will knock anybody out for the right price" Proves how much you know bout boxing.... lol he might get decision but KO only if he keeps fighting lightweights at welter lol R.A. the Rugged on point period.

  • ***********

    what about David Tua

  • b.

    floyd mayweather fans = faggot just like that piss poor excuse of a champ (no heart... cough)

  • b.

    p.s. mayweather would get killed in a real fight...

  • http://www.dynamic613.com Merchaholic

    R.A. The Rugged Man is the shit man haha!

  • mufucka

    Get the fuck outta here. Do half of you dickriders watch more than 3 fights a year? Yes, i think he'll beat Pacquiao. But I see it difficult for him to beat Shane Mosley and he's old. Mayweather been dodging fights his whole life. He needs to step up and fight a true welterweight.

  • jajawi

    I haven't seen mayweather fight a good boxer, only people he fight's are half-ass boxers....I can't understand him, he claims that he's the best and never fought someone of his caliber with as much talent as he has...... and still he yells and point @ others (pac, cotto, shane) that they can't be the best because they lost.......guess what Floyd they lost because they fought someone as good as they are

    RA is right...... Floyd had to hear this..........

  • DL

    ra is the truth, cant wait for legendary classics

  • blazer

    R.A. is completely right... floyd has to realize he is one of the only big name fighters and people don't want to see him fight weak fighters... but ufc is where it's at nowadays... sorry boxing, but you are a dead sport. and legendary classics is out DL

  • Sean Juan

    I'd rather an actual new album with new material than a collection of past material that has already been heard.

  • Dj Ill One

    For one,Sugar Shane ducked Floyd first. Now He wants to fight floyd when he wants to fight him.Floyd is going to make him wait.I woudl too. RA is on that underground shit with the boxing now. It would be great for Floyd to just fight Williams or Mosley,but it is about the money. The sport hasn`t been true for decades and Floyd and RA knows that. So the shit that RA is talking about is of the past. Just putting certain boxers together for the sake of boxing is dead. If your opponent is going to bring more money than another,That`s the one you are going to go with. He has multipule belts,he doesn`t have to prove too much to anyone anymore. RA,get a platnum album. I think you have more to prove than Floyd right now.

  • My_Pops_Son

    ^^^ What would getting a platinum album prove for R.A.? He already rhymes better than 95% of rappers in the past 15 years. What's platinum got to do with shit? Oh, he can make wack ass radio music for women...grrrrrrrrreat! SMDH! The argument of artists being wack or unproven because they haven't gone platinum is the gayest shit in hip-hop.

  • Dj Ill One

    He`s not better than 95%.Don`t get me wrong,he`s dope,but you have to give credit where credit is due. He`s grilling Floyd about who he fights and he knows his boxing,but it`s not easy relly to do either. My point is that Floyd has proven himself time and time again. A lot of people don`t like him because he is a cocky asshole,but many fighters are.It`s the nature of the buisness. RA has good music ,but I feel he still needs to prove himself by at least making a solid album. Okay ,so he doesn`t have to go platnum to be great(my bad),but Floyd`s track record is better in boxing than RA`s is in hip hop.

  • 9

    WHAN DID HIP HOP BECOME THE WWF

  • HIM

    Reading the replies are funny. It seems so many choose to live in a dream world made of ignorance rather then check the facts. R.A. is speaking 100% recorded fact that is EASY to access for any moron with a pc and internet connection. Yet So many sit in denial of the truth just out of "Love". Its amazing. Take the time to research the truth. Its clear who the real boxing fans are vs the casual event watcher. Why do you think Mayweather danced around the facts himself? Money or "Platinum status" has nothing to do with the truth. Do the knowledge. One.

  • http://2dopeboyz.com My_Pops_Son

    ^^^EXACTLY!

  • http://www.yungdrew.com YungDrew

    RA just trying to promote his latest... he's dope. Go support if you like his stuff... nuff said!

  • K

    Floyd is a pussy.

    Grow some balls and fight tougher boxers.

    Dont Matter if you lose.

  • Seamus Paco Sims

    RA is better at rappin than Floyd is a Duckin/Boxing. Plus RA is a historian when it comes to boxing. Floyd=excuses!!!

  • hiphopconniseur

    @Seamus "RA is better at rappin than Floyd is a Duckin/Boxing."

    wrong.

  • Manny Pacquiao

    floyd gayrunner is a bitch. i would kill him if we ever fought

  • dat nigga

    @Jay google him R.A. is that man. Real hip hop, peep the song he did with B.I.G. shit is classic.

  • dat nigga

    Damn, R.A. shut him down. When you can back up what your saying you can make any mother fucker look dumb. R.A. is right tho, mayweather aint shit.... That "i'm the best shit" is bull. his ego is all fucked up.

  • dat nigga

    @jnelly do your research. learn the sport. Everybody in the boxing industry knows mayweather don't fight people that will give him a run for his money. From other boxers, to reporters, to the judges. Its all money for that nigg

  • komplexx904

    RA went the fuck in.

  • http://www.merchaholic.ca Merchaholic

    I can't stop listenin' to this lmfao! R.A. does go in haha!

  • Dj Ill One

    Hey, I respect RA`s comments,but when he "went in" on Floyd,he sounded like alot of these guys on these comment boards. It is easy for us to say "Floyd is ducking so and so" all day. But as I said before,money fucked up boxing for good. I and everybody on the comment page knows this,but we watch because we like to see people get knocked the fuck out. Every fighter that has ever been on top has been accused of ducking a certain fighter. Let`s be honest,If evry fighter fought everyone they were"supposedly" ducking,they may end up dead.So in this time of boxing along with other professional sports,money has EVERYTHING to do with it. You can be a boxing purist all you want,but fighting to just to fight is a thing of the past,and you don`t have to be a expert to know that. And I`m through!

  • Steez Diamante

    R.A.s talkin bout legacy over $, which is cool, but if legacy is so important to him you would think that R.A would've done more over the span of HIS career to have a more comprehensive catalog of music. In his 15 years he's had some dope singles as crustified dibbs, his shit w/ Rawkus a full length on Nature Sounds and now a greatest hits...he's a dope rapper, but my point is that he hasn't left much of a legacy either. His time is running out and in this game, your legacy is measured in albums (not speaking on album sales, but your album catalog).

  • Convinced

    YO DL ILL ONE!!! you know your stuff alot of these other dudes dont know shit about boxing..and ONLY started watching Mayweather when he fought Oscar De La hoya!!! FAIL!!

    OWNED how?..all he said was Mayweather fights smaller fighters...which isnt true...Marquez is one fighter he fought that was smaller...

    he failed to mention Margarito's cheating and acted as if Margarito was this dominant figure in the sport.

    he failed to mention Mosley's steroid use and tried to downplay it like cheating is apart of the sport....

    then he acted as if Paul Williams didnt land 20% of his punches in route to a UD loss to Quintana....

    he ALSO downplayed Mayweather beating Judah & Baldomir @ WW...when at that time Cotto was fighting Malignaggi @140 and Mosley was fighting Vargas @154...

    he was your typical PBF hater who used the same rhetoric as the other haters....

    Ra kept flip flopping, This interview exemplifies why athletes and celebrities become so distant from the public. We want guys to be more accessible....well, things like this are why they are not.

    Imagine that you are in your car riding with someone. You are calling in to a radio show, expecting general chat with a hip-hop head. Someone who is, in effect, a professional communicator. That dude has an agenda and is prepared for you. Things start off cool, and then he starts going at you. Aggressively. Your nature is combative, so instead of saying "Hey, i see that we don't have a meeting of the minds here. I'm gonna wish you the best of luck" and sign off, you engage in a 30 minute verbal battle that leaves no winners.

    This is essentially what Bill O'Reilly does on his show. It just isn't productive. You didn't get the answers and candor you wanted from Floyd. I would HOPE that you want answers and candor. Instead, you get an embattled, defensive Mayweather.

    The only result is that Floyd's supporters think that he was blindsided, and Floyd's detractors say omg lolz pwned gayfeather yipppeee roflmao.

    If I was RA, my approach would have been more subtle. "Floyd, I have been a big fan of yours since way back in the day. I think you are extremely talented. But I gotta tell you, i'm looking to see you in some great fights. I think that you and Mosley or you and Williams would make boxing history. When are you gonna hook us up with that, Floyd?"

    Isn't that a much better, more productive approach?

  • Convinced

    YO DJ ILL ONE!!! you know your stuff alot of these other dudes dont know shit about boxing..and ONLY started watching Mayweather when he fought Oscar De La hoya!!! FAIL!!

    OWNED how?..all he said was Mayweather fights smaller fighters...which isnt true...Marquez is one fighter he fought that was smaller...

    he failed to mention Margarito's cheating and acted as if Margarito was this dominant figure in the sport.

    he failed to mention Mosley's steroid use and tried to downplay it like cheating is apart of the sport....

    then he acted as if Paul Williams didnt land 20% of his punches in route to a UD loss to Quintana....

    he ALSO downplayed Mayweather beating Judah & Baldomir @ WW...when at that time Cotto was fighting Malignaggi @140 and Mosley was fighting Vargas @154...

    he was your typical PBF hater who used the same rhetoric as the other haters....

    Ra kept flip flopping, This interview exemplifies why athletes and celebrities become so distant from the public. We want guys to be more accessible....well, things like this are why they are not.

    Imagine that you are in your car riding with someone. You are calling in to a radio show, expecting general chat with a hip-hop head. Someone who is, in effect, a professional communicator. That dude has an agenda and is prepared for you. Things start off cool, and then he starts going at you. Aggressively. Your nature is combative, so instead of saying "Hey, i see that we don't have a meeting of the minds here. I'm gonna wish you the best of luck" and sign off, you engage in a 30 minute verbal battle that leaves no winners.

    This is essentially what Bill O'Reilly does on his show. It just isn't productive. You didn't get the answers and candor you wanted from Floyd. I would HOPE that you want answers and candor. Instead, you get an embattled, defensive Mayweather.

    The only result is that Floyd's supporters think that he was blindsided, and Floyd's detractors say omg lolz pwned gayfeather yipppeee roflmao.

    If I was RA, my approach would have been more subtle. "Floyd, I have been a big fan of yours since way back in the day. I think you are extremely talented. But I gotta tell you, i'm looking to see you in some great fights. I think that you and Mosley or you and Williams would make boxing history. When are you gonna hook us up with that, Floyd?"

    Isn't that a much better, more productive approach?

    @Convinced on TWITTER....get at me!!!!!

  • joey

    pacman beats floys if floyd had the pair to fight him, manny is the best in the world

  • Convinced

    Joey you cant make statements without proof to back them up, so how exactly do you see Manny Pacquiao beating Floyd Mayweather?

  • Riddlah51

    R.A.'s the fuckin man he's right and he's hilarious!
    -I'm a bitch and I'm scared of Sugar Shay! (Eh, make a left right here)

  • Over2

    r.a. is a bitch

  • Sensay100

    Its ok if its about the money..Fine!!! Great!! get paid brother!!!Just dont be claiming you're the best when you're not fighting the best....Thats when we have a problem... I want Floyd to fight 3 of the top 7 welterweights!!

  • Bob Arum

    Manny Pacquiao is so fast, strong, ugly and scary, Floyd Mayweather jr. tucked his penis between his ass like a scared puppy. As simple as that.

  • Pingback: Bernard Hopkins – On The Grind Boxing Interview (Audio) | 2dopeboyz

  • jhink357

    ra speaks 99% the truth

  • Pingback: R.A. the Rugged Man – (Extended) Boxing Freesyle (Video) | Get Known Radio

  • Pingback: RA The Rugged Man – Boxing Freestyle « Ich Lüge Bullets

Site Meter