(transcribed by Michael Readman) The rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana is now only six weeks away, and as the fight draws near, there is still an issue that has yet to be resolved, the gloves for the fight. This was a subject of much debate prior to the previous fight, as Mayweather objected to the commission and had Maidana wear a pair that he believed to be fair for the fight.
In the third and final part of my interview with Floyd Mayweather Sr, he gives his thoughts on the issue of the gloves and his views on Maidana’s camps insistence on using their gloves for the rematch. Floyd also talks about what he thinks his son will do in the rematch and how he believes they will deal with any dirty tactics. Here is what Floyd Mayweather Sr. had to say.
Jenna J: Floyd, how soon do you expect you and your son to work together, have you spoke to him?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: Nah, my son has been moving about pretty fast for quite a bit, but I know my son. My son should be coming in probably this week sometime, he’ll probably come in tomorrow.
Jenna J: Do you expect him to already be in shape?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: He’s always in some kind of way fit, you know. It ain’t like he’s a drinker or a smoker or a drug user or anything like that. He’s pretty good with it, with what he’s doing.
Jenna J: In regards to the rematch with Marcos Maidana, what do you think is gonna be the most important thing for the second fight to be completely different to the first?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: Well, you gotta realize now it’s different when a person that’s fighting when you stop a person that’s doing everything dirty and you ain’t doing nothing dirty. Hey, I can see this guy being disqualified this time if he tried all that stuff again, I’m just telling you. If they’re gonna fight, let them fight and may the best man win. The way he’s trying to win, in the way he tried, nah, that ain’t happening again. That’s not gonna happen again.
Jenna J: Do you think it’s very important to have a batter referee this time? Is that what you guys are gonna stress for?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: We’re gonna have a better referee. Tony Weeks ain’t gonna work shit, I can tell you that. Anybody can tell you anything they want to tell you, that is not gonna happen. Not only that, they wanna do something with the gloves again.
Jenna J: Yeah, I heard they wanna use their gloves this time around. They are trying to negotiate using their own gloves.
Floyd Mayweather Sr: Ain’t none of that stuff gonna work. It wont be no fight, none of is gonna work. You’re gonna get the same sized gloves and they might be from some where else but we gonna use the same size gloves. Ain’t nobody going for all that stuff. All that stuff, trying to hit with casts and then pack your hand up like casts. They’re doing all this stuff dirty, everything they’re doing is dirty.
They did it dirty the last time and they’re gonna try to do it dirty this time. There’s gonna be some shit and I ain’t no f*cking Freddie Roach, I will fight the fuck out of them, believe me.
I’m not no Freddie Roach. Team Garcia can mess around with him, they ain’t gonna f*ck with me that way!” They’re gonna find out what the real motherf*cking Mayweather is. I’m really sorry for saying what I’m saying right now, but this stuff is pissing me off. I’m listening to it and it makes me mad, it really does.
Jenna J: I totally understand that. You’re not just the trainer, you’re his father, so you want to make sure there is nothing funny going on.
Floyd Mayweather Sr: Exactly, exactly. They did everything they could possibly do to beat Floyd, they did everything they could do. How do you have trainers over there, telling somebody to fight dirty?
How do you get trainers in the whole world listening like that? You see, the whole thing is, even though they said it, I wanna see what’s gonna happen this time. Nobody else will say nothing, I’m gonna say something. It’s coming out, everything!
Jenna J: When it comes down to the fight on September 13th, the rematch between your son and Maidana. How do you expect that fight to play out from the opening bell to the finish?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: Well, what Floyd needs to do is stay on his toes a little bit, it ain’t gotta be that much. Just stay there a little bit, or he could start making Maidana reach for him, throwing big wide punches.
As long as you keep the jab in somebody’s face, they’re gonna always throw wider punches at you, all the time. Long hooks, wide right hands and you can whoop them right up the middle. Right up the middle, pivot and gets shots off on him, I’m gonna show you. It should be a different fight this time, even though we haven’t talked, we’re gonna talk. We’re gonna know just what to do, don’t worry about it this time.
Jenna J: Floyd, we’re already halfway through 2014. What can the fans expect from Floyd Joy Mayweather Sr. for the rest of the year?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: You can continue looking for the win because Floyd Joy Mayweather Sr. is the best. As a matter of fact you know I won the fights down there in Florida and the girl I trained I trained her here, and she fought again and she wants me to train her again.
Jenna J: And you’ve got Mickey Bey also.
Floyd Mayweather Sr: Yeah I’ve got Mickey Bey, he’s gonna have a fight on March 30th and we plan on taking over that too. I plan on taking that and then I got one more fighter I wanna make a champion. I’ve been working with him for maybe a year now, Andrew Tabiti and I’m planning on doing some things with him. I’m planning on doing some things with Mickey, and I’ve got another guy on the way, you’ll be hearing from him real soon.