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Floyd Mayweather Sr Interview Transcript - Mayweather vs Mosley

Floyd Mayweather Sr.Floyd Mayweather Sr. : First of all, I heard Jack. He is crazy. He said crazy things about what Shane's going to do. Shane's going to get his ass whooped. That's what's going to happen. I'm going to tell you.

Floyd's faster than Shane, much faster, much slicker, more clever, smarter. You understand? He's got so many things he can do. Shane can't ever do just what his daddy said, be strong and come straight ahead, and he hasn't got to worry about that because, like I said, all we know is the outline on him because Oscar de la Hoya already showed that. He did that the second time when he fought him, so we already know what to do with Shane .... He's talking about how fast, he's going to find out how fast he is and how smart he is. To be honest with you, to tell you the truth, he's never even beat a black fighter. That pretty much tells you how it's going to be.

Q: Floyd, would a victory over Shane Mosley in your mind be one of Floyd's bigger victories in his career and why?

F. Mayweather Sr. - I wouldn't necessarily say that it's his biggest victory. I guess it could be one of his biggest victories, but overall, I'm being honest. I really believe that Shane's not going to be the toughest challenge Floyd has had yet because from what I've seen of Shane, all that Margarito stuff that he did, it isn't anything, man. Believe me. Margarito was a walking mummy, so he was tailor-made for Shane. He's got somebody that he's going to be tailor-made for..

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Floyd's just got too many things he can use against Shane. Shane is not smart. He's not smart. He had quick hands. The hands aren't that quick anyway, doesn't usually jab enough, and when he does use it, he's going to get countered. Every time he shoots, something will come flying over the top of it. I just really think that my son's got too many things in his arsenal for Shane. That's what I believe.

Q:

You were quoted on a fight web site that you hear that Shane is getting beat up in training camp. Do you want to expound on that a little bit?

F. Mayweather Sr.

You said you heard that?

Q:

No, I saw you quoted as saying that.

F. Mayweather Sr.

You heard me. You quoted me. Well, I'm going to be honest. It doesn't make any difference if he gets his ass whooped in training or wherever he gets it whooped. He's going to get it whooped on May 1. That's all I was talking about. I'm just saying because if they're whooping his ass right now, it'll make it easier for little Floyd when the 1st gets here.

Q:

Do you like what Floyd's doing in training camp? Do you like how his training has been going?

F. Mayweather Sr.

Floyd's been looking great.

Q:

In what way?

F. Mayweather Sr.

Every way possible. I'm just telling you, Floyd isn't having a problem at all. Floyd's barely getting hit. All this stuff he's talking about the speed, this, that. Floyd's got too much mind for Shane. Trust me. You're going to see. Shane's going to be a walking mummy. I'm going to tell you this right here. Trust me. I'm going to tell you this right here. It's going to be like this right here. ...

Q:

Did you say he's got too much mind for Mosley?

F. Mayweather Sr.

Well, you can call it mind. You've got to use your mind. I said he's said he's too smart for Shane. Like I said, I'm going to let everybody know, I want to let everybody know right here that this fight won't go past 11, and you heard this first from Floyd on 24/7. That's what's going to happen on TV.

Q:

I'm all right, buddy. How much are you in the camp right now?

F. Mayweather Sr.

I'm in the camp every day.

Q:

Are you consulted anymore for this fight for strategy purposes since you have experience specifically putting together a game plan for fighting Shane?

F. Mayweather Sr.

The only thing I can tell you, Dave, is everything's going real good in the camp now, and Floyd's looking very sharp. Like I said, what little Floyd's doing now, man, is amazing right now. I just think that what Jack said, he said that Shane's going to be ... he's got somebody now that can, he's strong, and he's got all this power, but I'm pretty sure you know yourself, Dave, pretty much how that's going to go.

Q:

Is it all a similar game plan fighting Shane for Floyd as it was for Oscar since they have different talents. Floyd and Oscar have different talents. Is there any similarity in the game plan for Floyd fighting Shane ...?

F. Mayweather Sr.

Well, you know something, that's a good thing you laid out right there about Oscar and Floyd fighting Shane. All they do is, it isn't anything but a blueprint right there what Oscar did to him already. It's the blueprint. Oscar beat the hell out of him, but we already know that it's a little bit different here. The blueprint's already laid out for him. He hasn't got any better. How're you going to get better? That's what I want to know. Believe me, Shane knows what's coming.

Q:

What's a tougher fight, Pacquiao or Mosley for Floyd?

F. Mayweather Sr.

Who's going to be the toughest fight? Well, you know something, being real I would say that Shane would be the tougher fight. I only say that for reasons. I'm going to court for some things that have been happening, so that's the only reason I would let you know that Shane would be the toughest fight because of certain reasons.

Q:

I know what you're saying. Hypothetically, all things being equal style wise and tools and things like that, can you compare the two as far as which one might ...?

F. Mayweather Sr.

Yes, Shane would be a much tougher fight if everything was equal. Shane would be much tougher than that whatever over there that fights like a machine. Shane would be much tougher. I'm just saying equally, if everything is on the up and up, Shane would be definitely a much tougher fight.

Q:

Why do you think that's the case?

F. Mayweather Sr.

Well, I just explained that. I think that I explained it, and I think you said you knew. ...

M. Rosenthal Yes, I know what you said. Okay, thank you.

Q:

Floyd, I talked to Shane yesterday, and he feels as though Floyd is fighting the biggest fighter he's ever fought, and he's fighting a guy who hits harder than anybody he's every fought. Obviously, you trained against Shane one time at least once. What do you think of that assertion by Shane?

F. Mayweather Sr.

I don't feel like Shane's the biggest punch. Shane doesn't punch harder than Oscar de la Hoya. Floyd fought de la Hoya. Yes, he did, and Shane is not a bigger punch than de la Hoya. He might swing them a little wider. He might throw his punches a little wider, but as far as him hitting harder, I don't know about that. That's just a bunch of talk. Of course, what do you expect him to say? You've got to remember one thing, hitting on me isn't shit when you can't find anything to hit.

Q:

For you personally given how much of your life with Floyd and we've seen you almost crying on TV and really wanting to be a part of his team-

F. Mayweather Sr.

Let me stop you here. I forgot your name, but let me stop you here. You have never in your life seen me almost crying on TV because I ... crying-

Q:

Well, you were very emotional because that's your son.

F. Mayweather Sr.

I could be emotional, but you've never seen me. I never cried on TV, man. If I decide to cry anyway, it would be personal. It would be me by myself. I've never almost cried on TV. Nobody's ever seen that but you.

Q:

Okay, let me ask you this then. Can you just really sum up for us how important it is to be a part of your son's life ... career?

F. Mayweather Sr.

It is very, very important. I would be lying to you to tell you that I'm not happy to be back with my son. I love my son. That's my blood. My blood runs deep. That's my son, and there isn't anything that I wouldn't do for him because that's why right now as soon as I get through ... gym, I'm at my son's gym because my son's first. Don't get me wrong as far as the crying you're talking about. That never happened, but I will tell you this right here that you could have seen some emotion in me.

Q:

It was close, Floyd. It was close. It was very, very, very close, and it's totally understandable.

F. Mayweather Sr.

Sometimes-

Q:

... right now.

F. Mayweather Sr.

What?

Q:

I can hear it in your voice right now.

F. Mayweather Sr.

We talk like that, it happens. I don't know what you hear, but whatever you hear, there's nothing wrong with it, but then again, it might be that way. See, sometimes things happen and people don't even know. Sometimes, I mean, I need to check myself carefully, but it isn't anything anyway. ... my son in anyway, so it doesn't make a difference.

Q:

Floyd, my question to you is you had spoke about all things being considered with Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley. Were you alluding to the fact about the rumor that Pacquiao might be on steroids when you were saying that?

F. Mayweather Sr.

I'm not talking anything about any steroids or anything about that because I don't even know what you're talking about.

L. Ellerbe

This is Leonard Ellerbe. Keep your questions directed to Shane Mosley and Floyd Jr.

Q:

Okay, well, I was just a little curious about that when you said all things being equal. All right, but my next question is with Floyd's style being a defensive fighter for the most part and a counter-puncher and Shane being basically like an offensive fighter, how do you feel that the outcome of the fight will be?

F. Mayweather Sr.

Well, I think I explained that to everybody I talked to. I think I explained that about who I think is going to win the fight. Floyd has definitely had a lot more people that come forward and try to fight him and then got whooped. The way it stands today he's 40-0, so 40 people got their asses whooped anyway you want to look at it.

Q:

Do you look at the fight being a decision for Floyd?

F. Mayweather Sr.

I'm not going to see that it can't be a decision. I think that Shane is a tough competitive fighter, and I think that Shane takes a good shot, but I don't think he's as smart as my son. When things like this come down like this with strength and power and all that stuff, that's when you use your mind. That's what Shane doesn't have is the mind. He might have one, but I don't think his is totally like little Floyd's.

R. Schaefer

Yes, maybe have Leonard make the final comments, but I just want to quickly point out something. Make sure you're going to tune in this Saturday of the start of 24/7. The first episode is going to air this coming Saturday. It's amazing stuff. It's Mr. 24/7 Floyd Mayweather himself back on 24/7 again and of course with Shane Mosley and Naazim Richardson. We have two new people to the 24/7 series, a lot of great, great stuff. Make sure you don't miss it. Leonard.

L. Ellerbe

Yes, I just want to thank everyone for coming on the call today. It was an outstanding call, and I also wanted to thank Mayweather Sr. for his great insight.

K. Swanson

Great, thanks, everybody. Keep watching your email inboxes for the latest and greatest news. May 1, Who R U Picking?


END OF CALL

Boxing superstar and six-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and welterweight mega-star, five-time World Champion and current WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley, are set to meet on Saturday, May 1 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a spectacular bout which will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Tickets, priced at $1,250, $1,000, $600, $300 and $150 not including applicable service charges, are on sale now and limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

HBO's Emmy®-Award-winning all-access series "24/7" premieres an all new edition when "24/7 Mayweather/Mosley" debuts Saturday, Apr. 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the welterweight showdown in Las Vegas.

The Mayweather vs. Mosley pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Mayweather vs. Mosley fight week updates, log on to www.hbo.com.

Article posted on 10.04.2010



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