(transcribed Michael Readman) The fight the world has been waiting is now only five days away, and with the bout now entering fight week, the anticipation from the fans has reached a fever pitch. The trainers for both fighters has been anticipating the fight more than anyone, as for five years they could only talk about the fight happening, but now can actually let the results speak for themselves.
In the third and final part of my “On The Ropes” boxing radio interview with Floyd Mayweather Sr, I get his thoughts on what each fighter brings into the fight, and what advantages he believes his son has over Pacquiao. Senior also talks about the possibility of an early knockout and how he thinks this fight will effect his sons legacy. In closing, Mayweather Sr. gives his official prediction and shares a poem with the fans. Here is what Floyd Mayweather Sr. had to say.
Jenna J: What do you think the biggest strengths your son has against Manny Pacquiao? The biggest strengths in terms of what Floyd brings in terms of ability?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: The biggest thing he brings to the building is, he’s a much better fighter than Pacquiao and he’s a much smarter fighter than Pacquiao. So this right here would pretty much sum everything up that Freddie Roach had been talking about. I’m just saying because I already know what time it is, and what the day is, there’s probably gonna be an early knockout. I believe there’s gonna be an early knockout.
Jenna J: Why do you think that’s going to happen?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: All that jumping, jumping back and forth, I know what the fighter can do with him doing all that jumping. I already know what to do, and what I’m gonna do is say I’m gonna get the job done, trust me.
Jenna J: In terms of Pacquiao, what things do you see that he actually does good in the ring? What do you think he does well?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: (Laughs) Oh my gosh!
Jenna J: I’m putting you on the spot there but you have to see something that you might think he does decent.
Floyd Mayweather Sr: You ain’t putting me on the spot, you’re taking me off the spot because the only thing I’m gonna tell you that he can do is when he take the random tests, he better be clean. That’s the only way that that he can win, if he takes something, hey, that’s what he’s all about right there, that’s what it’s all about right there, believe me.
It’s gonna be an early stoppage anyway, believe me. If it ain’t no early stoppage I still think that Floyd can beat him anyway. So I think that if it ain’t an early stoppage, he gonna get beat on real bad.
Jenna J: In terms of legacy for your son, this Pacquiao fight, what do you think it does for him when people remember him? Where do you think that puts him as an all time great fighter?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: That puts Floyd on top of the books. I’m just saying that he beat everybody that they put in front of him, he whooped everybody they put in front of him, big and small. He beat the welterweights, the junior middleweights, all of that. All the prizes that he won, I think he should be somewhere up there with the all time greats.
Jenna J: On May 2nd what can the fans expect to see from that fight, what are the fans gonna see in terms of a fight?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: I will be honest. My honest opinion, it ain’t that Floyd fought a lot of southpaws, I don’t think this southpaw right here is gonna be no tough southpaw, that’s all I’ve gotta say. I don’t see this southpaw being no real tough southpaw. I think Floyd is gonna pick him apart and I know a few other things that little Floyd can do. But you know, all that’s neither here or there, all of that’s gonna be taken care of.
Jenna J: always wanna hear something from Floyd Sr. Do you have a poem for May 2nd?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: A poem.
A man to meet if you wanna get beat,
He’s back, it’s amazing, ain’t no jive, Floyd comes alive.
With moves and groves and dance and prance, you fools better recognize who’s the man.
And I know you fools don’t wanna fight, even though you came here tonight,
but your pockets looking tight so it’s forcing you to fight.
We know you’re mad, sad and talk a lot of trash,
hey, you’ll be flat on your ass.
When Floyd break your jaw it’ll take time to recoup,
and when the hitman’s finished you’ll be sucking on soup,
Your hands can’t hit what your eyes can’t see,
if you keep talking shit, I’ll make him cut it to three.
You see, he’s the man with the man that’s gonna make a plan to put you on your pants.
So don’t be shocked if you get stopped, by combinations galore.
Look real close doc, I think that last shot put the ‘Pacman’ on the floor.