The biggest hardship to hit professional boxers is not having money once they retire. After someone of the biggest events, and an amazing career many that leave the sport and takes years of abuse in the ring have little to show for it except large tax debts due to there money not being handled right while they still had it. Manny Pacquiao is still among the elite boxers in the sport, but even with all his fame and still making big paydays, he currently finds himself in financial trouble and looking for a way out it.
In part 3 of my interview exclusive with Floyd Mayweather Sr, I discuss with him the possibility of a big money showdown between his son and Manny Pacquiao. Floyd also discusses some of the money troubles that Pacquiao finds himself in and gives his thoughts on why boxers in end up broke at the their careers. Additionally I get Mayweather’s view on how he thinks Adrien Broner will deal with no longer being undefeated, and also get Senior to look forward to 2014. Here is what Floyd Mayweather Sr had to say.
Jenna J: How do you think Manny Pacquiao does against your son now after the way he looked against Brandon Rios?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: How are you gonna whoop Floyd with no power? That was the only thing he had going when they were talking before, that he may have a lucky chance to hit my son and get my son out. Now what he got in him now, what he fought that guy(Rios) with, he ain’t gonna whoop my son, period. He’s gonna get his ass tore up. I’m telling you the truth. He don’t have a chance.
Jenna: Floyd, with Pacquiao having his tax troubles now and looking for a big money fight, do you think in 2014 he will want to fight your son?
Mayweather Sr: Of course he does, he wants to fight my son right now. He was hoping that he would be the next fight up.
Jenna: Why do you think Pacquiao finds himself in this tax trouble even though he’s made so much money in his career?
Mayweather Sr: You know that’s a fighters thing, all these fighters fight all these fights then they end up with nothing. They fight the government and then they end up with nothing for the family, it’s crazy. I can’t tell you about my son when it comes to that, my son’s a good fighter but when you get to talking about how he handles his money, I can’t speak about that. He’s got a jet, he’s got an entourage with him and that’s his money, he can do what he wants to do with it. More power to him, but that ain’t big Floyd, that ain’t me.
Jenna: You mention that fighters always have these problems, it always happens to them. Do you think it’s the people around them that cause this, or do you think it’s the fighters themselves?
Mayweather Sr: Well of course it’s the fighters themselves because they’re the ones that put themselves in that predicament. Ain’t no fighter gotta get in no predicament, I mean, I got a few million dollars but I ain’t in no predicament, I ain’t worried about all these people.
When you got all your money, that’s when you talk about ganging up buddies, that’s when you need to be getting their asses away from you, being that you got the money. They are only around you to get in where they fit in.If you got money that’s when you ain’t got to worry about nobody being around, everybody’s gonna be around.
That’s just the way life is, and I know how it goes. How the hell do you work all your life being in the gym all your life and working hard, and hitting bags and doing exercise, running every day in the morning, and after you did all your years, now you ain’t got nothing? That’s a sad, sad case. That’s all I can tell you.
Jenna: You bring me to one of my last questions. Adrien Broner just lost, he had all this fame and people surrounding him, and the hardest thing for a fighter to deal with is their first loss, mentally. How do you think Adrien Broner is gonna handle that loss?
Mayweather Sr: Like you know, when you lose, all that fast talking goes away. He’s gonna humble himself, he’s not no Ali by far. I don’t care who he is, even if you’re Ali, if you get your ass whooped, you gonna go sit in the corner somewhere and hold your head down.
That’s what Ali did, and you know what? That’s the same way with Broner, cause when you get your ass whooped, who’s your friend? Who cares about you? Who are you? All those kinds of things come up, that’s when you get your butt whooped. People don’t care, people are here while you’re on top. That’s just the way life is, people are people. Money is the root of all evil, and I’m so glad I control money and money don’t control me.
Jenna: Floyd, the fans had you as trainer of the year for 2013, I’m just curious for 2014, what are you expecting from the fighters that you work with?
Mayweather Sr: Well all of my fighters are doing good. I’m looking for bigger and better things all the way around, beyond my son. As a matter of fact I got another fighter right now that’s fighting real good, me and my son were up there and I was speaking about him being a champion, maybe not this year or the next year, but he should be a champion real soon. Right now, he’s 3-0 with 3 knock outs. His name is Drew Tabiti, he’s my next prospect right now. And as you know, Mickey Bey, you remember what happened to him before, but he also got a knockout, a fantastic knock out.
To read part 1 & 2 of the interview with Floyd Mayweather Sr, follow the link below.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR: “MY SON WOULDN’T MIND TAKING A FIGHT WITH MARCOS MAIDANA RIGHT AFTER HE GETS THROUGH WITH AMIR KHAN!”
read part 1 here –> http://ontheropesboxing.com/?p=2633
FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR: “IF MANNY PACQUIAO WANTS TO FIGHT MY SON CLEAN LIKE HE IS, HE’S GONNA GET HIS ASS WHOOPED!”
read part 2 here –> http://ontheropesboxing.com/?p=2680