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'God love me and I'm a hell of a fighter'

On the cusp of the biggest -- and maybe last -- fight of his career, Floyd Mayweather Jr. turns up the ego to tune out his demons.

Updated: May 4, 2007, 10:00 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

From their sentry posts guarding the inner sanctum of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Las Vegas training camp, Big Stack and GT see all. Leaning against the wall, on either side of the gym's doorway, their heads tilted back and chins upraised, they are two vital accessories to fame, blankly surveying the comic opera before them.

Big Stack and GT say little. Apparently there is a code among bodyguards -- the omertā of the oversized. Ask them a question, and they mumble a monosyllabic aside, discouraging ...

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