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FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR: "OF COURSE I WOULD BE WILLING TO WORK WITH MY SON"

By Percy Crawford | December 20, 2012
FLOYD MAYWEATHER SR:

"Of course I would be willing to work with my son. I still haven't seen him since he's been out, but we did speak once and I would like to sit down and talk with him about it Â…the thing about Floyd is this, I don't have to teach my son how to fight. He knows how to fight already. It would just be a matter of us getting together and doing what we do best; him fight and I train," stated world-class trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., who talked about his willingness to work with his son, undefeated pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather, and much more. Check it out!

PC: I know you are getting close to the gym, so I will keep it brief. Floyd recently said that he may work with you again. Is that something you are open too?

FM: Of course! Of course I would be willing to work with my son. I still haven't seen him since he's been out, but we did speak once and I would like to sit down and talk with him about it.

PC: I think it would be a fitting way for him to end his career to bring you back in the mix with Roger not being capable of doing so anymore with his health issues.

FM: Well, let me tell you something man, the thing about Floyd is this, I don't have to teach my son how to fight. He knows how to fight already. It would just be a matter of us getting together and doing what we do best; him fight and I train.

PC: How would that be? Being that it has been so long since you last worked with him, do you think it would be a feeling out process again or do you think you guys would pick up where you left off?

FM: Ah nah, we would get right back in the mix. We would go right back at it. I mean, I'm sure there are some things he did with Roger that I don't do, and some things that I do that he didn't do with Roger. You know, me and Roger train completely different, so there would be that, but as far as the fighting aspect and trainer to fighter, it would just be picking up where we left off.

PC: How soon would you like to sit down and talk with him? 

FM: There is no rush. From what I understand, he's moving around right now. There is no rush. I think Floyd has changed a lot. He just bought my mom a house and that's good. I like seeing things like that. He's maturing a lot and I think his maturity outside of the ring will show in the ring as well. I think Floyd's toughest fight would be maybe Alvarez, but the thing is, Alvarez don't know what it's like to get tired in a fight. It's like when George Foreman fought Michael Moorer. Moorer was bigger and stronger and younger, but he didn't know what it was like to be tired during the course of a fight. He kept chopping away and wearing himself down and then when he got in Big George's range, the rest is history. You know how that fight ended right?

PC: Yes sir.

FM: Alright then. That deep water is known for drowning people. And at the end of the day, Floyd's boxing IQ is too much for any fighter, but if he is going to fight these guys 22 and 23 years old, he would have to get back to doing what he used to do, fighting guys going forward, backwards, side to side and touching them up and down. That's the things we would bring back and get him doing. He would show these young guys what it's like to get tired, and I don't just mean physically. See, in that fight with Victor Ortiz, he got Ortiz tired mentally. Ortiz was supposed to be bigger, stronger, and younger, and when Floyd took away everything he was trying to do, it made him mentally drained, mentally tired, and he made a mistake and Floyd made him pay for it. That's the sport of boxing; you make a mistake with your mind and pay for it with your ass.

PC: (Laughing). That's the truth.

FM: But hey, Percy, I'm about to walk in Floyd's gym right now and train some guys, so I will talk with you soon, okay my man?

PC: No problem. I just wanted to catch up with you right quick. Talk to you soon Big Floyd.

FM: You got it. Take care now.

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