By Ben Thompson | October 07, 2014

"Let me say this right here. I can't say anything about my son and what he do because this is his operation on the way he do things. That's on my son. But I really did feel bad about the whole situation with him and Rafael because they been together for so long, man. You know, he helped for 20 years, man. If you been good for that long, man, how do somebody come in and just...I don't even know, man. I'm just saying I know Rafael had stopped Floyd from bleeding at different times. He had fixed Floyd's hands when Floyd was having real problems with his hands, but Floyd's still boxing today," stated world-class trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., who shared his thoughts on the decision of legendary cutman Rafael Garcia to leave Team Mayweather and retire. Check out what else he had to say!


The only thing I'm saying is that I thought that, um, I don't know what happened, man. I can't tell you what happened with that because I don't know, but I can tell you that I felt bad about it because Rafael has always been good to me and stuck with me and I always been the same way with him, likewise. It's just kind of bad for me to see that happen, man. I'm just saying that, you know, I can't tell my son nothing like that; my son gotta do what he want to do and my son and Rafael, it's between them anyway. It's not between me and them, but I just felt kind of bad because the relationship was so long, man, and sometimes when a relationship is long like that, man, and somebody just gets in, man, and...I don't know what to tell you about that. I can tell you this right here, I didn't feel good about it, but it ain't my call and I can't make no calls. It ain't on me. I feel that, you know, Rafael has been there in the hard times and whatever else and I know that Rafael saved my son's hands. He did a great job and I'm pretty sure that my son appreciates what Rafael did, but then again, I guess they were saying that Bob [Ware] wraps the hands and stuff real good. Hey, if Floyd chose to go with that and do that, if it's something that's better for you, sometimes you got to do it. Sometimes you got to do it and sometimes the pride...sometimes you gotta accept that. If somebody feels like somebody can do a little better for them, that's good, but then sometimes, you find out it ain't all as good as you thought it was.

I'm just saying that...the man, the man is eighty-something years old, man. Rafael has always been good to me and I respect him highly and I just hate to see him go out like that, even at his age. Things like that, man...this is Rafael's life. Things like this, man, sometimes man, take a life. I know that's all Rafael's been living for. I've never heard Rafael say he's going to retire. I never heard that from him; never heard it. I thought Rafael was going to be with him until it's over. I'm just saying it's definitely not my call on what happened with Rafael. It's nothing I can do or say about it because it's not my business and I'm not going to get in it, but I can say how I feel about the situation and...both of them, I'm cool with both of them guys, man. I'm cool with Bob, the guy who did Floyd's hands, and I'm cool with Rafael; I'm cool with both of them. I just hate to see Rafael go like that. But I don't think Floyd told him he had to go. Sometimes it's just the person, man. You know, you been with him for so long, he's been with Floyd for so long and you been doing your thing for so long, and then all of a sudden, somebody comes in from nowhere, man, and then they're doing your job. I'ma be honest, I understand because I did the same thing.

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