"When you mention boxing all I want you to mention is one name -- that's Floyd Mayweather, and that's what I'm here to do. Before my career's over I don't want you talking about nobody else, nobody else."
Yet, Mayweather once again sidestepped the question about Pacquiao when asked why he wouldn't fight the one opponent the public truly wants to see him fight.
"I just want to say congratulations to Manny Pacquiao on his last fight," Mayweather said of the Filipino icon's unanimous decision against Timothy Bradley Jr. to regain a welterweight title in their April 12 rematch. "He got the victory, and Floyd Mayweather fights for Floyd Mayweather."
When Mayweather saw a couple of reporters shake their heads at his non-answer, he politely piped up, "I'm gonna answer the questions the way I want to answer them."
But for all the talk of his legacy, there are then suddenly the thoughts of retirement. Mayweather is conflicted and admits it.
"I'm only human. I make mistakes, I ain't perfect," he said. "If one of my children are hurt, I hurt. My mother's hurt, I hurt. My father's hurt, I hurt. God only made one thing perfect."
"My boxing record," Mayweather said, laughing.