“On The Ropes” boxing radio is back with the 225th episode which features a special returning guest, the one and only Floyd Mayweather Sr. Floyd comes on to discuss the recent Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri result. Mayweather Sr. discusses the hype that has been building since Pacquiao’s win over the weekend and if he thinks his son will take the challenge the fans want to see happen. Mayweather also talks about why he thinks Pacquiao has not had a knockout in 5 years, and talks about some of the fighters he is currently working with. Here is what Floyd Mayweather Sr. had to say in part one of my interview.
Jenna J: People are calling for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight again. What are your thoughts on it?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: It ain’t nothing to get crazy about, nothing to get crazy about. Pacquaio got a win and it’s started like it’s a big thing all over again.
Jenna J: Pacquiao beat Chris Algieri who was undefeated, knocked him down six times. Does that say he’s back or does that say he fought a weaker opponent?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: The big thing is now that he was knocking all the big guys out, he was knocking the big guys that can box and fight. Shane Mosley, the Puerto Rican kid, he was knocking them cold and now all of the sudden, he fought a fight with his natural strength and he’s knocking them down but that ain’t nothing. He’s knocking a guy down six times, why did the guy not stay down? He was knocking them cold, ain’t nobody going out cold no more, what’s that all about?
Jenna J: He hasn’t had a knockout since 2009, why do you think that is?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: (laughs) You know why that is, it’s about five years ain’t it? The only thing I will tell you is like I was telling everybody else and why that crooked lawyer I had took my money, I’m just telling you what happened. The crooked lawyer took my money and he ain’t knocking nobody out no more. That just tells you right there, it’s two crooks.
Jenna J: Do you think your son wants to fight Pacquiao now just to get it over with?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: I’m looking at the situation and it’s not exactly clear what’s happening with Floyd but I’ll tell you this right here, I’m pretty sure if there’s fight, I’m pretty sure he’d come out on top. Floyd, at the end of the day, what he decides to do and what he wants to do, it’s on him. All I can do is sit back and look.
Jenna J: Not too long Floyd was upset at you for suggesting that the fight would happen eventually. Why do you think that was?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: I don’t know why in the hell that was, but it’s his business and I’m not really gonna get into it. That’s his business, whatever he wants to do. If he wants to fight Pacquiao or if he doesn’t want to fight him, that’s on him.
There was something that was written up in the paper, I don’t know what it could be about. I don’t even know what it was about to be honest. It was nothing that contained to me because if they’re gonna fight, they’re gonna fight. That’s on them. I didn’t say a damn thing wrong about nothing.
Jenna J: From your perspective, do you want to fight Pacquiao or do you think you don’t need to train your son for that one? Do you have that desire to make that fight happen?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: That’s his decision and there’s nothing wrong with that because he’s a grown man and he’s got to make his own decisions. If that’s the way he wants it, that’s the way it should be.
Jenna J: What’s been going on with as of late? What fighters do you have coming up?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: I got two fighters that are gonna do something. I got Andrew Tabiti, I still got Mickey Bey and I got this guy now that’s undefeated, good fighter, they call him ‘Memphis.’ He’s the guy I’m training right now, ‘Memphis’ and Tabiti.
Mickey Bey had his hand messed up when he fought that last fight. Mickey Bey could have knocked that guy out. He won the title but he only had one hand. We took the fight because it was a title but like I said, he can do much better. I can still make four of five more champions before I’m done.