Tuesday, May 01, 2007
It seems that Floyd Sr and Roger Mayweather are going at it again...
When asked about his brother’s comments on making Floyd Mayweather Jr the fighter that he is today, Roger went ahead and responded:
“I don’t train Floyd based on his daddy,” Roger said. “I fought more fights (72 compared to 36) than my brother has, so I don’t have to ask his opinion. Floyd got to where he is because of me, not because of what (Floyd Sr.) did. He set the groundwork, but I’m the one who got him on pay-per-view.”
Floyd Sr. got wind of what Roger said and then exploded during a recent interview with Tim Smith of Boxing Scene:
“What pissed me off is that I’m Little Floyd’s father,” Floyd Sr. said. They’re showing on TV him talking about this loyalty to Roger. F—- Roger! I’m his daddy. His loyalty should always be with me. I’m the reason he’s here today. I gave him life. Now he’s got Leonard Ellerbe and Roger sucking up to him. They’re just around to rip him off. He’s going to find out just like he did before.”
“His dad laid down all the labor. Now Roger and Leonard are the ones reaping all the benefits. I trained my son and Roger didn’t do (anything). If he’s that good, make a champion. He’s never taken anybody and made them a champion. He can’t do it.”
“I trained Floyd when he won his first world championship against Genaro Hernandez. I was with him when he knocked out Angel Manfredy. Little Floyd has 37 fights and I was with him for eight or nine of those fights. Roger is messing with somebody else’s merchandise. There’s a reason they call him the Black Mamba. He’s a snake. He sneaked around behind my back and poisoned my son against me. If he had come to me upfront and said he wanted to train my son, and if my son wanted him to train him I would have been OK with that. But he sneaked around behind my back and did it. That kind of poison is too much for me to be around.”
Friday, April 27, 2007
A lot of quotes today…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Because of his comments by his son and brother, Floyd Mayweather Sr will no longer involve himself in the May 5th fight between his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr , and Oscar De La Hoya according to an interview with the Grand Rapids Press:
“We’re back to square one,” Floyd Sr. said. “That’s where we’re at, we’re back at the beginning. I do want to get back together with Little Floyd. I do want to get to know my grandkids. But if he doesn’t want it to happen, so it will be. Roger talks all that (stuff) on TV, but what champions has he made? I made Floyd Mayweather Jr., and even he knows that. That foundation was already laid, long before Roger. Roger shouldn’t even comment on things that went on between me and Little Floyd. Floyd is only 30 years old, and Roger has lived in Las Vegas for 26, 27 years. He was never there to know.”
“Your kids are looking, your grandmother’s looking, your family’s looking. You don’t say stuff like that. What is he getting out of that? I don’t know why he’s willing to be portrayed as the bad guy. It’s reality TV, and you can say something wrong, and they catch you. That’s one thing. But he looks right in the camera and says it.”
“I didn’t do anything to Floyd except care. And when you get right down to it, he didn’t do anything for me. Everything I’ve got, I got from De La Hoya. I don’t care if it is his uncle. To say he’s loyal to Roger, when I’m the one who gave him life? What is he talking about? I’ve been careful not to say anything bad about anybody this camp, and I don’t even think Little Floyd should be speaking on it.”
- Speaking of “Little Floyd” - He thinks that everyone, the media and De La Hoya especially, is going to be surprised by his punching power on May 5th:
“I’ve got a hell of a knockout ratio and I feel that’s what is going to be the surprise for Oscar on May 5 - my punching power. My hands are strong and I feel good. Weight doesen’t win a fight. Fame doesn’t win a fight. Smartness and intelligence win a fight,” Mayweather said. “Everybody says Oscar has a good left hook. Well Floyd Mayweather has a good left hook, a good right hand and can dig to the body with both hands. He has the best defense in boxing and can beat you inside or outside.”
- In a possible attempt to try and get Jermain Taylor to accept Frank Warren’s attempts to match Taylor and Joe Calzaghe up this summer, Calzaghe has once again stated that he wants either Taylor or Mikkel Kessler for his next title defense…
“I have proudly held the WBO title for nearly 10 years since my great win over Chris Eubank way back in 1997. I’ve made 20 defences and I would love my 21st to be either against Kessler or Taylor,” Said Calzaghe.
Mike Anchondo vs Darling Jimenez - Washington, DC - Junior Lightweight (ESPN2)
Vernon Paris vs Alain Hernandez - Washington, DC - Junior Welterweight (ESPN2)
David Haye vs Tomasz Bonin - London, England - Heavyweight
Tommy Morrison vs Dale Ortiz - Houston, TX - Heavyweight
Sergio Martinez vs Saul Roman - Houston, TX - WBC Junior Middleweight Title Eliminator
Jose Aguiniga vs Joe Morales - Houston, TX - Featherweight
Vanes Martirosyan vs Nelson Estupinan - Houston, TX - Junior Middleweight
Acelino Freitas vs Juan Diaz - Mashantucket, CT - WBO/WBA Lightweight Title Unification Bout
Javier Castillejo vs Felix Sturm - Oberhausen, Germany - WBA Middleweight Title
Silvio Branco vs Stipe Drews - Oberhausen, Germany - WBA Light Heavyweight Title
Ricardo Torres vs Arturo Morua - Barranquilla, Colombia - WBO Junior Welterweight Title
Ivan Calderon vs Ronald Barrera - Barranquilla, Colombia - WBO Strawweight Title
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Grand Rapids Press is reporting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has reinstated Roger Mayweather’s training license and will allow him to train his nephew, Floyd Mayweather Jr, for his fight against Oscar De La Hoya on May 5th.
Mayweather was originally fined and suspended for a year because of his participation in the April 2006 brawl at the end of Mayweather-Judah bout.
The NSAC approved Roger Mayweather with a unanimous vote but also stated that a similar incident occurring again would result in a possible lifetime ban for him.
“I do regret it happened, and I wouldn’t do it again in the same situation,” Mayweather told the Grand Rapids Press.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
More on the whole Mayweather-De La Hoya training situation and what the recently victorious Valuev may be up to next…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- Freddie Roach has come up as a strong possibility to be De La Hoya’s trainer for his fight against Mayweather Jr.
We all know that Mayweather Sr. wants $2 Million in order to train Oscar to defeat his son and De La Hoya’s camp isn’t prepared to give him anything close to that. Apparently De La Hoya offered Mayweather Sr. $500,000 to train him and another $500,000 if they won last year but Mayweather Sr. rejected the offer.
Roach has informed The Boston Herald that he has been approached by De La Hoya to train him for this fight. He didn’t sound very confident that he would be training him however…
“Oscar did approach me about training him for the Mayweather fight,” Roach said. “But then he’s spoken to me about training him for his last three fights before that, too, and nothing ever came of it.”
Roach then went on to blast Mayweather Sr. for his recent behavior:
“Exactly who did he ever train?” Roach asked. “Oscar was already a finished product when Floyd got him, and the whole time Floyd Jr. was developing as a boxer, his uncle Roger (Mayweather) trained him because Floyd was in jail.”
- Mikkel Kessler’s WBC and WBA Super Middleweight title defenses against Librado Andrade on March 24th may actually have to be rescheduled in the coming weeks. Denmark, where the fight is supposed to be held, plays Spain in a soccer game that same night on live TV. Officials are speculating that because of this the bout may be pushed back…
- It is almost certain that WBA Heavyweight Champion Nikolai Valuev will have to make his mandatory defense against Ruslan Chagaev in his next fight.
Some Good Reads:
FOX Sports: Hatton, Castillo revive 140, Hatton figures to have a tougher time in next Vegas visit
The Sweet Science: Very Superstitious…..
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Despite heavy speculation that Floyd Mayweather Sr. would not train Oscar De La Hoya for the now scheduled May 5th mega-fight against his own son, Floyd Mayweather Jr, even some from Mayweather Sr. himself, he will go ahead and train Oscar for the much anticipated bout.
“The fight is going to happen,” the elder Mayweather said. “It will be my brother and my son in the other corner.
There will be no mixed emotions,” he said. “I’ll be calm, cool and collected. I’ve been in this world so long, I’ve seen it all.”
Let’s take a look back at the history between father and son…
Mayweather Sr. was his son’s trainer up until 2000 when the two bitterly split ways. Soon after, Mayweather Jr. hired his father’s younger brother, Roger Mayweather to take over as trainer.
Ever since the split, father and son have sent angry verbal shots from both sides.
Mayweather Jr. gave a good example of this yesterday when asked to comment on the decision…
“My father can say whatever he wants to say,” the WBC welterweight champion said. “He’s said he taught me everything I know but not everything he knows. I’m glad he didn’t, because then my record would be like his.
He lost to one legend, Sugar Ray Leonard, but his other losses were to journeymen and cab drivers.”
Mayweather Sr. shot right back:
“Baldomir’s as slow as ketchup coming out of a bottle. Heinz ketchup,” he specified, “because that’s the slowest I know. Floyd should’ve looked like Sugar Ray Robinson against Baldomir. He’s nothing but a punching bag with a swivel on top.”
This should be a lot of fun to follow over the next few months.
If anyone hasn’t figured it out already, this is going to be one of the biggest PPV events of all-time…