Ever since talks first surfaced of a potential Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, there has been speculation from Floyd Mayweather Sr. about Pacquiao’s rise up the weight divisions. Senior first started making accusations regarding the use of performance enhancing drugs after Pacquiao stopped Ricky Hatton, who Mayweather was training at the time. Now with talks again surfacing about a potential bout between his son and Pacquiao, Mayweather Sr. has a new view on what he sees today.
In part 2 of my interview with Floyd Mayweather Sr, he talks about some of the rumored match ups for his son’s next fight, and how he thinks those bouts would go. Mayweather also gives his views on Manny Pacquiao’s recent return against Brandon Rios, and what he thinks could be next for Pacquiao. Additionally Senior discusses how he thinks a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight would go now if there is drug testing for the fight. Here is what Mayweather Sr. had to say
Jenna J: Floyd, if you had your choice of who your son fights next, would you prefer someone like Marcos Maidana, or the guy that’s expected to get the fight, Amir Khan?
Floyd Mayweather Sr: I would train him for either one of them, it wouldn’t be no difference. He can fight Amir Khan or get could fight Maidana, it would make no difference to me in my mind, in my head because I’m just saying we can’t say what will happen in life, but hey there is no fear there to me for him to fight either one of them. I think Amir Khan is not going to be nothing spectacular, and neither is Maidana.
Jenna: Floyd if for some reason it does get switched up, and it does become Marcos Maidana versus your son, how do you see that fight playing out?
Mayweather Sr: He might end up fight him, I’m just really telling you that I have seen Maidana and he used his jab good against Broner, and Broner did not use his jab like he should, there is a lot of things that Broner did not use, but like I said anyway it goes I think those two guys are tailor made for Floyd. If you bring one, it’s just like fighting the other one to me, because we are not expecting for them to be hitting anything.
Jenna: Alright Floyd, I do have to get your opinion on a recent bout. Manny Pacquiao returned to the ring and won a wide decision against Brandon Rios. What did you think of that fight?
Mayweather Sr: (laughs) That’s the biggest joke in the world. I’m going to tell you that is the biggest joke in the would because I thought Brandon Rios, the way they were talking about him, I thought they had a real monster that was going to fight Pacquiao. That man can’t fight his way out of a wet paper bag, I’m telling you the truth.
I thought Pacquiao was getting ready to fight a monster, Pacquiao just fought somebody that don’t know how to fight, he fought a sub novice fighter, that’s what he just fought. I’m not even going to say open with the way he looked, that guy can’t fight at all, he don’t even know what the hell a jab is, he don’t even begin to think about a hook, the man can’t fight.
Jenna: What did you think of the way Pacquiao fought against Rios? Even though you don’t believe Rios can fight.
Mayweather Sr: Pacquiao did fantastic. Pacquiao did everything he needed to do and everything he’s supposed to do, he did it. Rios, I don’t understand why these guys, like I said, not only just Broner did all that cussing, Rios is another cusser, that’s all he is, a cusser. He ain’t no fighter, he’s a cusser, he do all that cussing and that ain’t nothing. You gotta show more than that. That cussing ain’t whooping nobody, it’s just slander of the mouth, that’s it.
Jenna: Now do you think Pacquiao winning that fight against Rios proves anything at all that he’s back or not?
Mayweather Sr: I think he did good, I think he’s in the picture now, no question about that. I think he’s in the picture. As far as somebody going the distance with him, that says something. It says that he ain’t the Pacquiao of old, so that’s good to know that a bum went the distance with him. I just don’t know how in the world…what was that guy ranked, do you know?
Jenna: Well he wasn’t ranked at welterweight but he was ranked relatively high at 140 lbs.
Mayweather Sr: Whatever he was ranked, Pacquiao is around his weight anyway. I think Pacquiao did a great job with him.
Jenna: Now Floyd, the natural question is, with Pacquiao coming off of that type of performance, is he now worthy of a fight with your son?
Mayweather Sr: I can tell you this, my son is by far ain’t what that guy(Rios) is right there. I’m gonna be honest with you, I believe that my son would have gotten him out of there in someway. The reason I say that is because the guy is so hittable, he’s so hittable in so many different places and spots. You can hit that guy with anything you want to hit him with.
I’m gonna be honest with you, I’m surprised that the big banger Pacquiao didn’t knock him out, I don’t know where that came from. Anytime Pacquiao hit anyone that many times, they definitely get up out of there, and that guy was still there.
Jenna: Why don’t you think Pacquiao was able to knock him out? Do you think Rios just has a really great chin or do you think Pacquiao doesn’t have that power like he used to?
Mayweather Sr: No, no, no, that has nothing to do with it, and I think you know where I’m at with it. I don’t think it’s nothing about his chin and I could see right now that it ain’t got nothing to do with his power. Where did he get the power? That’s what I’m trying to tell you, where did he get that power from?
We already know if he had that power that he had before, that guy would have been gone, but instead he went the route. He went the route easy because he never did come close to being knocked out, he never even come close to being rattled. That tells you something.
Jenna: Well interestingly enough Floyd, when the drug test came back, Brandon Rios actually popped up for a banned substance. Were you surprised that he was the one that came up?
Mayweather Sr: Who cares if Brandon Rios would have put anything in his body, because he can’t even fight anyways. You got to at least be able to find somebody to hit them. He couldn’t even do that, so who cares what he put in his body. I’m just saying, being that we know that he did what he did, and he didn’t win. You know that even if he used something, he still can’t hit you, then he ain’t gonna win anyways so that’s what it was with him. He was just there as an opponent.
Jenna: Are you surprised that Pacquiao didn’t come up positive for a drug test?
Mayweather Sr: I’m just saying that if he didn’t do it then I’m glad that he didn’t do it. I’m glad to see that he didn’t do it, that way he may get a fight with the person where he can make what he needs to make, and clear up some of his bills.
I’m just telling you right now that it’s very, very good that whatever he was doing before that he was getting all these outstanding knockouts, hitting everybody, fighting middleweights and all that. It just shows you right here, he had a guy he could hit all night long and the guy couldn’t even fight, plus the guy had drugs in him.
I’m telling you, that’s the way life is. The guy couldn’t fight at all and Pacquiao still didn’t get him out, it wasn’t meant for Pacquiao to get him out because like you said, Pacquiao came back clean this time. If he was clean all the other times, he wouldn’t be where he’s at today, he wouldn’t be talking about fighting my son right now if he hadn’t been doing what he was doing back a while ago. Now if he wants to fight my son clean like he is, he’s gonna get his ass whooped, simple.
To read part 1 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 –> https://ontheropesboxing.com/?p=2633