The one fight the Mayweather family have been asked about the most is obviously the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Ever since the day that Manny Pacquiao flattened Ricky Hatton in just two rounds it has been the most talked about fight in all of boxing, but to this date it has never happened. People wonder with Pacquiao’s tax issues and Mayweather seemingly running out of opponents that maybe we will see this fight before both men retire.
In part 2 of my exclusive “On The Ropes” Interview with Roger Mayweather, I get his views on the fight’s that both Pacquiao and Mayweather have ahead of them, and if he thinks a loss by Pacquiao will end all talk of a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Roger also gives his official prediction for Mayweather Jr’s fight against Marcos Maidana and his nephews all-time standing. Here is what Roger Mayweather had to say. (Copyright – Must give full credit and link back to the original article)
Jenna: Roger why is it that you think Manny Pacquiao won’t fight Floyd?
Mayweather: He ain’t. The only way he will fight Floyd for is what everybody will fight Floyd for, the fucking money. He ain’t gonna fight him cause he believes he can win, I don’t think so. But I hope he does fight Floyd, that’s what the people wanted to see.
People only wanted to see that because they wanted to see what would Pacquiao do with Floyd if they ever fought, that’s why a lot of people want to see the fight. Hopefully they will make the fight, then they will find out what he can do with Floyd.
Jenna: They say that Pacquiao is becoming a free agent at the end of the year and a fight between him and Floyd might be possible, there won’t be the Bob arum issue. Do you think that makes it more likely?
Mayweather: I mean, they were supposed to fight before, the fight never happened though. I heard the fight was gonna happen before. Pacquiao has turned down so many fights with Floyd, it don’t make no difference. Now let’s just see about all the talking that said it would be done. Then we’ll see if the fight is gonna happen or not.
Jenna: What are your views on Pacquiao-Bradley II? Who are you picking to win that?
Mayweather: Here is what I think it’s gonna be. I think it’s gonna be a good close fight, a tough fight but I ain’t gonna saw who’s gonna win. I just know its gonna be a good tough bout, and they’re gonna have to put their best in it to win it. That’s what I think.
Jenna: If Pacquiao loses again and is only 2-2 in his last 4 fights, do you think he should start looking to get out of the game?
Mayweather: He needs to let Floyd beat his ass before he gets out of boxing, that’s what he needs to do. People want to see that fight with him and Floyd cause everybody talks about what can Pacquiao do with Floyd. Well let’s find out what he can do, Floyd will fight, even if he gets his ass whooped Floyd will still fight. It still would be a good fight and a good payday; he’s still got a name.
Jenna: So you think whether Pacquiao wins or loses that he should fight Floyd before he retires?
Mayweather: He can’t walk away without fighting Floyd, cause people are going to say m*therfucker was scared anyway, he did not want to fight Floyd to begin with, that’s what they are going to say.
I think even if he gets the edge on Timothy Bradley he still ain’t going to fight Floyd, I don’t know why he wouldn’t fight Floyd all those times getting the kind of money he be getting, shit why wouldn’t you fight him?
Jenna: They say that Paquiao would be more willing to fight Floyd because of his tax issues, what do you think?
Mayweather: That’s what I said, even if he lost to Timothy Bradley he should still fight Floyd. Listen Floyd will fight him anyway! Floyd will fight him anyways.
Jenna: So you think Floyd should fight Pacquiao even if he loses to Bradley?
Mayweather: I think Floyd should give Pacquiao a chance because he took the fight with Timothy Bradley, he took a risk, I don’t know whether he will win or he don’t win, but if he did win I can’t see why he wouldn’t get an opportunity to fight Floyd because that what the people be talking about all the time, “you need to fight Floyd” why wouldn’t you fight him, that’s how you get paid.
Jenna: Back to your nephews fight with Marcos Maidana, are you doing anything special to prepare for what Maidana brings to the table.
Mayweather: I don’t think you have to do much to prepare for Maidana, but Maidana is going to get what he got coming, he going to get what he got coming. We are just preparing for what Floyd is going to do to Maidana.
Jenna: What is your official prediction, how do you expect Mayweather-Maidana to play out.
Mayweather: I believe that Floyd will stop him, I do believe that. Floyd is too quick for him and he’s gonna hit him with punches that he don’t see, that’s whats going to cause the stoppage on him, that’s what I think.
People say he ain’t going to stop Maidana, but we ain’t concerned with what people say or what they think, but the difference between Floyd and any other fighter, is Floyd’s going to hit Maidana more then he ever been hit, that’s the key to stopping somebody, hitting them with punches he don’t see.
Jenna: I have one final question Roger. You nephew is 37 year’s old, how long can he fight at this level?
Mayweather: My nephew want to go out of boxing as the greatest fighter ever, and if he want to walk away and be known as the greatest fighter ever, he will whop this dudes ass right here and finish his contract, and boom, he walk away from the sport.
He ain’t got to say nothing, all he got to go is walk away from the sport, bow his head and thank god he didn’t get hurt. He’s going to be known as one of the great fighters ever, Period. What more can you do other than win 9-10 titles, what more can you do? That’s what I think he should do.