Mayweather Sr. Will Train De La Hoya Against Son
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…
General • Floyd Mayweather Sr • Roger Mayweather • Middleweight • Floyd Mayweather Jr • Oscar De La Hoya