Saturday, July 31, 2010

Floyd Mayweather Sr. Said His Son Doesn't Fear Manny Pacquiao

For those who think that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scared of Manny Pacquiao, think again.

Or better yet, let Floyd Sr. tell you that his son is not a coward. He said recently on that Pacquiao is the last person that his son is afraid of.

That statement by Floyd Sr. would be accurate.And if you never paid attention or ignored anything that Floyd Sr. said that was valid before, take him for his word now. Floyd Sr. knows his son better than anyone else.

He also thinks that Pacquiao controlled the terms of his fight against Antonio Margarita.

In a way, the Pac Man does have the upper hand in the November fight.

Margarita, who's used to fighting at a heavier weight, may have to drop to 150 pounds to meet Pacquiao about halfway.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum doesn't care about the lost appeal this matchup will generate. He has no problem pitting both fighters against each other because he promotes Pacquiao and Margarita.

Floyd Sr. said the Pacquiao vs. Margarita fight is B.S. "This ain't nothing but scrutiny," he told According to him, Pacquiao dictates the situation by fighting Margarita at 150, which could take away some of Margarita's strength.

In fact, the weight advantage favors Pacquiao, which irritated Floyd Sr. "Anytime you got a little (expletive) short Filipino come in and call shots like this, you (expletive) right this (expletive) can be the mayor, president, or whoever the (expletive) he supposed to be over there," Floyd Sr. said in the interview.

Floyd Sr. doesn't agree that Pacquiao isn't the pound-for-pound king. "He ain't nowhere near the pound-for-pound king," Floyd Sr. said, "but he's the catchweight king. He's got that title."

Right now, Floyd Sr. has Pacquiao beating Margarita. Pac Man can still whoop Margarita, whether he's light or heavy.

No one has to remind Floyd Sr. that his son was over the weight limit in his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, which he had to pay a $600,000 fine.

I will agree with Floyd Sr. on one thing: Pacquiao should've challenged the best Jr. middleweight in Timothy Bradley. However, Floyd Sr., who wasn't impressed in Bradley's last fight, thinks Pacquiao is taking the easy road.

One example of Pacquiao taking the easy road was in his fight against Ricky Hatton, whose skills were on the decline.

I also agree with Floyd Sr. on Pacquiao not being the Fighter of the Decade or a role model. On the other hand, I'm not saying that Floyd Jr. is a complete role model.

Floyd Jr. can look no further than his own father, who served prison time and wasn't around in the early year's of his adult life. There were some accusations of Shane Mosley throwing the fight against Floyd Jr., which hasn't been proven. Mosley went the distance, and he lost fair and square.

The best chance for Floyd Jr. to take accept the deal for a superfight is now. He stands to make more money next year, minus the 39 percent in taxes. If Floyd waits too late, the tax rate after 2011 will go up, and he loses more.

Anyway, Floyd Jr. can take the 60-40 split, if that's true, and challenge Pacquiao to take the drug test. Take Pac Man off the juice and see how much guts he has.

"Money" must act fast because he will be 34-years-old next year. He knows that another year away from boxing will rob him of some of his skills and commercial appeal.

Since Floyd Sr. plans on retiring as a trainer due to health reasons, his son can give the ultimate gift a dad would want.

Sign the papers, make about $60 million and ride off in the sunset undefeated like Rocky Marciano.


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