"Shane is there because that's a name that Floyd already beat, and since Floyd already done beat him, they just making it look like he's doing something by trying to fight a guy that's damaged already by my nephew...That fight ain't gonna prove nothing and that seems to be what boxing is about...It's all bullshit, but Pacquiao has the edge over them. Pacquiao is the man right now because Floyd hasn't fought since I don't know when. But Pacquiao is the man because it ain't nothing out there to draw against Pacquiao. The only one that can draw against him is my nephew," stated world-class trainer Roger Mayweather as he shared his thoughts on the May 7th showdown between pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao and three-division world champion Shane Mosley. You don't want to miss what he had to say about the fight, his nephew Floyd Mayweather, Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan and much, much more. Check it out!
PC: How is everything going Roger?
RM: Everything is good.
PC: Tim Coleman recently had to pull out of his fight with Vernon Paris. How is he doing now?
RM: Everything is working out well. His arm was hurt, so he didn't want to go in there with his arm hurting, but they can make the fight again. They make the fight again, then hey, we will go from there.
PC: I know you stay busy in the gym with your fighters. How are you holding up?
RM: Everything is well. I train a bunch of fighters. That's what I like to do, so I stay in the gym.
PC: I'm sure it occupies a lot of your time as well as keeps you in the loop.
RM: That's the only way for me.
PC: I wanted to get your thoughts on some upcoming fights. Who do you like in the fight between Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga and why?
RM: Well, I like Cotto as a fighter, but shit, I don't know how good Cotto is because Pacquiao whooped his ass. But everybody knows he [Pacquiao] got shit in him. They already got some shit on Shane. As soon as that fight was announced, they told Shane, "Look, you gotta take a test." Well, if Shane gotta take a test, then what the fuck you gonna do? You a fighter too, so both of y'all have to take a test. This motherfucker right here, you know, he got illegal shit in him. You ain't gotta tell me that. They need to test him fa sho.
PC: He's never failed any tests though Roger...
RM: (Cutting in) The one time he took a blood test, he didn't fail it, but Erik Morales beat the shit out of him. That's why he ain't never fought my nephew. My nephew is the only motherfucker that can make that bitch take a test. He don't want to fight my nephew because he don't want to do a test. Erik Morales whooped his ass when he couldn't use nothing because he gave blood, so what does that tell you? He ain't have that shit in him. He don't want to fight my nephew.
PC: Do you think we will see Floyd in the ring in 2011, even if it's not against Manny Pacquiao?
RM: I mean, if Floyd wants to fight...the whole thing is this, Floyd and Pacquiao would have been fought if that motherfucker would take the test. He don't want to take the test. See, he can get away with it with all of the rest of these motherfuckers because ain't nobody big enough to make him take the test but my nephew, and that's why the fight ain't never happened because the bitch don't want to take the test. He gonna say some shit about not taking a test 3 days before the fight. What the fuck you mean you not gonna take a test 3 days before the fight? That should already tell you what the fuck he's on. Everybody knows what the fuck he's on. He don't want to do the test at all. That's why the fight ain't never happen. Listen, this motherfucking fight could bring in $100 million. Anytime a motherfucker don't want to take a test in a fight that can generate more than $100 million, that tells you something's wrong with them.
PC: Switching gears to a fight that took place in January. What were your thoughts on the Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander fight?
RM: Devon Alexander, that motherfucker gave up. He gave up. That boy [Bradley] was taxing his ass. Once he got cut, it was over anyway. Once the guy cut him, he act like he didn't want to fight.
PC: You're pretty much saying they don't make them like they used too.
RM: Hell no! Once he got cut, he act like he didn't want to fight. He used that as an excuse for him to quit. That's all that was. It wasn't about nothing else. You gotta do what you gotta do because that's a part of boxing. I realized in boxing, you got some good ones out there, but it ain't gonna never be...boxing ain't gonna never be like it was. Boxing ain't gonna ever be like it was because they don't have enough guys in the sport to show what they are made of. That's why it ain't never gonna be like it was. Now that my nephew has walked out of boxing for all of these months, I don't even watch boxing. I don't even watch boxing because when I look at boxing, I want to see a motherfucker with some skills and the ability to do something. I don't see it, so I don't want it.
PC: That's a huge statement coming from you because you are a historian of the sport and usually follow it pretty closely.
RM: I stopped watching boxing. People were like, "You gonna watch Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander?" I said, "No, I'm not gonna watch them motherfuckers." I ended up watching it with my brother Jeff because I thought it would be a competitive fight, and then I ended up seeing a motherfucker just say, "Fuck it!" Devon Alexander coughed it up. Timothy Bradley had his number, that's all. Besides Timothy Bradley and a couple of other guys, I don't see nothing out there that is appealing in boxing. When I say appealing, to me, I mean when I turn my TV on, I want to say, "That motherfucker there can fight." I don't see that. If I don't see that, I don't watch it and I don't see that, so I don't even watch boxing. People talk about this guy and that guy. I don't give a fuck about all of that shit. I look for...it's just like Muhammad Ali was and that's why there is only one Muhammad Ali!
PC: You like to see someone with a major skill set for you to tune in?
RM: Muhammad Ali, Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns and people like that. In the old days, it was Ray Robinson and Joe Louis and people like that. Those are great fighters, but this shit they doing today, I don't watch that shit. I really don't watch boxing. I train fighters, but I don't like watching boxing. I don't watch it because there ain't nothing there for me to watch. Everyone says, "You gotta watch this guy because he can do this." Please! Amir Khan already done got his ass whooped once and it will happen again soon. The thing about Amir Khan, so what? He ain't even from over here, number one. Amir Khan ain't no motherfucker that will make me stay home and watch him. There ain't no Ray Leonard, there ain't no Tommy Hearns, there ain't no motherfucking Marvin Haglers, there ain't no Sugar Ray Robinson, there ain't no Joe Louis and there ain't no Muhammad Ali. So like I say, they put them motherfuckers back in the ring and I will watch the sport again. There ain't no Michael Spinks out there. What I'm saying is there ain't nothing; no brothers that I want to see other than my nephew out there and I show wouldn't watch them sorry ass two white boys, the Klitschkos. Them motherfuckers can't fight a fucking lick anyway. I wouldn't even turn my TV on and watch them motherfuckers if they gave me HBO for free. I'm just saying. That shit don't even appeal to me. Boxing is all about skillful fighters. Everybody watched Ray Leonard because Ray Leonard was a star. Everybody watched Tommy Hearns because Hearns knew how to box and how to put them motherfuckers away. Everybody watched Roberto Duran because he was a great fighter. That's what boxing is about. I don't watch a bunch of two boring motherfuckers with no skills punch on each other. It's just a waste of my time. When it comes to boxing for me, I don't turn my TV on to watch that shit. I don't watch no Klitschkos or none of them motherfuckers because number one, they can't fucking fight. I don't watch Pacquiao either because he ain't shit. He's a sorry ass too. He fights people that are bigger than him in weight, but he got that shit in him, so I don't watch his motherfucking ass either.
PC: You don't give Freddie Roach any credit for the way Pacquiao has turned into a two-handed fighter, or just the way his stock has rose as a fighter over the past 3 to 4 years?
RM: Man, you ain't never seen a white man that can train no fighter. I ain't never seen a white fighter that can train nobody as far as I'm concerned.
PC: So I take it you give Slim Robinson the credit for training Muhammad Ali over Angelo Dundee?
RM: Angelo Dundee sho in the fuck didn't train Muhammad Ali. Motherfuckers talk about Pacquiao is unbeatable and all of this shit. Who gives a fuck about that kind of talk when this motherfucker has been knocked out twice already? That motherfucker has been knocked out twice already and he won't take a test to prove he's clean and fight my nephew. It's a waste of time and that's why the fight never happened. But to answer your question, Angelo Dundee never trained Muhammad Ali. If he trained Muhammad Ali, that tells you one thing, Muhammad Ali never threw body punches. Now how the fuck you train somebody and they don't throw body punches. He ain't train no motherfucking Muhammad Ali and he didn't train Sugar Ray Leonard either. He telling these guys, "You blowing it, son, you're blowing it." What the fuck does that mean? Let me tell you, the two most skilled motherfuckers to ever become a boxer, I'm talking about skill-wise; Joe Louis is one and Sugar Ray Robinson is the other. I'm talking about pure skills about boxing. I'm talking about punching, measuring, and shit like that. They had the whole package. They are the two most skilled motherfuckers in boxing. A guy trained them two though. Ray Robinson was a great fighter anyway; he was 89-0 with 69 knockouts as an amateur. That tells you how good that motherfucker was and he won 7 world championships. Now they start talking about this guy and that guy. If Pacquiao wanted the fight, him and Floyd would have been fucking fought. Now he's fighting Shane Mosley, but I hear they first told Shane Mosley, "You gotta take a test." (Laughing) So if Shane Mosley gotta take a test, then what the fuck do you have to do? So Pacquiao ain't supposed to take a test, but Shane is? That don't even make sense. Shane is there because that's a name that Floyd already beat, and since Floyd already done beat him, they just making it look like he's doing something by trying to fight a guy that's damaged already by my nephew. Floyd beat the motherfucker when Shane took a test and Floyd took a test, and Shane got his ass whooped. Now Pacquiao ain't gonna take no test, but Shane Mosley may have to take a test, so how in the fuck is that fair? That fight ain't gonna prove nothing and that seems to be what boxing is about. If boxing gotta come down to a motherfucker taking a test and a motherfucker not taking a test, then you ain't fighting right anyway. It's all bullshit, but Pacquiao has the edge over them. Pacquiao is the man right now because Floyd hasn't fought since I don't know when. But Pacquiao is the man because it ain't nothing out there to draw against Pacquiao. The only one that can draw against him is my nephew. So when my nephew was going to fight the bitch, the bitch ain't want to take a test. What does that tell you?
PC: I appreciate your time. I hope to some day get the mega-fight that we all want between Lil Floyd and Pacquiao. Is there anything else you want to add to the interview?
RM: No man, just have a good one. No problem at all.
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