Very Candid and Open: Floyd Joy Mayweather Sr. Opens Up About Televised Fight with Son
By Quenton Marselles: Everybody has been talking about the big fight between Mayweather Jr. and Mayweather Sr. that was aired live on HBO’s 24/7 and later streamed on YouTube. No one knows the truth behind what took place other than those who were there. I ran into Floyd “Joy” Mayweather Sr. at the world famous Johnny Tocco’s boxing gym after the incident to get his side of the story.
Article posted on 10.09.2011
Approaching the situation and conversation there was never any hesitation or aggression from the champion trainer Floyd Joy. I came right out and asked him why did he curse his son out on national television, and he said, “I didn’t curse him out! He started with me. He told me I need to mind my own business. It started over a talk about our girl fighters who fought about a week ago. He started talking to me. Then he started calling me sissy and faggot and punk in front of a group of people on national tv. Anybody that’s grown is gonna respond to that! What he did was against the cardinal rule and he’s gonna have to answer to someone else for that.”
He went on to tell me, “then he told me to get out the gym and yes I told him ‘fuck’ his gym, he even told me that he have a hit out on me! He kicked me out his house before so I don’t care about him tryna kick me out his gym too. You call me dad I aint no Jr.” I asked him why he thinks his son is so upset with him and he said, “I don’t know why. I don’t know what I did to him. He always got these other guys around him geeking him up talking about, his girl whopped my girl. And that’s what started the whole argument. I’m still willing to put my girl in the ring to whop her ass. I don’t give a fuck about the lime light. I made his career. And he said I’m jealous. Jealous of what? I’m the one that made you, you are my seed. If it weren’t for me you won’t be a dime. You will be nothing.”
When the question came up about how he feels about his brother Roger training him rather than him, Floyd Joy did not hesitate to ask, “how many champions have Roger made? How many champions have Floyd Joy made? People said I was jealous of Roger for that. Jealous of Roger for what, daddy not jealous of nobody! He aint made nothing to scare nobody with! I made my son! I made De La Hoya, Chad Dawson, Joan Guzmán and Laila Ali what they talking about? I trained some of the best fighters. I trained multi talented fighters!”
When asked why he stopped training with these champs he said, “Dawson wanted the ladies and babies, Forbes I don’t know and Lil Floyd it was an altercation between him and his manager back then that lead up to it.”
We asked him what was next for Floyd Joy and he jumped right in with, “I’m gonna get my own gym! I don’t care nothing about his (Floyd Jr.) gym! Floyd Joy Mayweather Sr. jealous of no one, I got my own money. This is the most dangerous thing he did that could end his career. He bout to get it and now he’s gonna have a changed record! Before he get in the ring with Ortiz, he’s gonna lose to me!”
I asked what his predictions were for the upcoming match with Floyd Jr. and Ortiz and he kept it brief, “He should beat Ortiz. Sometimes you don’t know. I think the Lord is in the situation now. I think the fight only got bigger because of this situation.”
When asked was he invited to his son’s wedding, he said “Hell No and I Aint Going!” I threw in a joke and asked him are you taking a gift? “Hell No!” Have you met his finance? “Don’t make a difference; she said I shouldn’t have been down there. She don’t know me and she barely know him!” Do you think the fallout will affect your relationship with you grandkids? “No, I can see them when I want.”
Any last words Floyd Joy? “If you wanna throw down, let’s do it! Aint no real father gonna take that on tv. Your girl (fighter) aint Shit! He aint scaring no mother fucking body, talking bout he put a hit out if he got one! I aint got nothing to say to him PERIOD. Stay out of my face. I don’t want nothing to do with him ever! I’m Sr. so you don’t mean shit, your shorter than me and always gonna look smaller to me, beneath me, short of me. I’m the innovator, motivator and creator of the whole ordeal. He knows who made him who his is and he can’t take nothing from me.” He paused and put his finger over his mouth, “let me hush my mouth and be nice before I really break him down. Whatever he do, farewell. It aint got nothing to do with me. Leave me out of it.
When asked do he think they will ever make up? “He can go his way and I’m going mine. Sometimes people get so mad about something they might say something they wouldn’t normally say. It’s spiritual now what he did before the world. To go on national tv and speak to your dad like that, your suppose to think about your stature.”
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