Floyd Mayweather Senior: “Everybody has got a bad decision in boxing before! Now all of a sudden cause Pacquiao is from the Philippines and he got a bad decision, they are going to put the damn government in it! Bullsh*t that's all it is!"
by Jenna J- The latest edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio featured an exclusive interview with boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Senior, who touched on a variety of topics including the controversial decision in the Manny Pacquiao & Timothy Bradley fight, his thoughts on corruption in the sport, a possible fight between Pacquiao and his son, his views on Mayweather Jr's attempt to get released from prison early, how he believes his son will be affected from being in jail and more! Here is what Floyd Senior had to say:
His views on the decision in the Pacquiao-Bradley fight:
"I thought that Pacquiao edged him out, I don't think it was no gigantic edge, but I did think that Pacquiao pulled it off."
On whether he was surprised that Bradley got the decision:
"Of Course I was surprised about that particular part of it, I thought the fight was a close fight but I thought Pacquiao edged it out, so I definitely thought that Pacquiao was going to get the fight, no question in my mind. I was surprised!"
On if he believe there was corruption in the fight result:
"I think there is a lot of corruption going behind it, there is corruption anyways, look at the fight that Pacquiao just fought with Marquez the fight before this fight. He clearly got his ass whopped, and nothing was said about it, now all of a sudden it's a big deal now that he got a bad decision! Everybody has got a bad decision in boxing before! Now all of a sudden cause he is from the Philippines and he got a bad decision, now they are going to put the damn government in it! Bullsh*t that's all it is!"
His thoughts on his son's recent attempt to get released from jail, to be put under home arrest:
"We do what we do, and got to pay for what we do, but I just feel like he's done a whole lot for the state of Nevada. When he fills the house he makes them money, he makes them a lot of money, so I feel like they could just give him house arrest"
Whether he believes that the condition's his son is being held under could affect his career:
"It could. It could affect anybody being in a jail cell 23 hours. I think there are trying to bash him in different kind of ways to try and let him know that they are the law. Keeping someone anywhere 23 hours a day is cruel, and vicious and unnecessary, that's what it is."
"I think it's cruel what they doing, and they expect this man to come out here again and do what he use to do. You know what, a lot of times thing affect your mind and your life and it changes you, and sometimes you aint ever be the same again. Life is that way, you are here today and gone tomorrow"
On if he believes the hype for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will be the same once his son gets out:
"If Pacquiao come back and do what he have to do and dominate Tim Bradley the fight is right back where it was, cause nobody want to see Tim Bradley and Floyd Mayweather, nobody want to see that, they want to see the Pac-man and Mayweather, and that's what they be looking for still, nobody is looking for Bradley and Floyd, that's nothing! The fight will still be big cause nobody really felt that Bradley won"
His thoughts on if his son should take things slowly once he is out of jail to find out where he is at physically:
"He got to get out there and get the feel of it again, see a lot of people don't know what things will do to a person, do to a person's mind and change their life, he ain't gonna be the same person once he come out of there. My son is strong in different areas, and boxing is his valid point, but this aint about boxing, this is about every day life right here, and every day life can kill everybody, it can kill you in different kind of ways. When he get out he got to accept life and learn life better, I mean don't get me wrong, he is a young man, and he is still coming along, but hey, he got to learn to life better."
To listen to the Floyd Mayweather Sr. interview in it's entirety go to 12:00 min of our latest show
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