Roger Mayweather opens up on Twitter
By Gareth Rees: Roger Mayweather has been a busy guy on Twitter today. He has been revealing his annoyance at comments made by his brother Floyd Mayweather Sr and what’s next for his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr, as well as his respect for Andre Ward who he believes is the number 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Roger revealed he and rapper 50 Cent had visited his nephew today, who is currently in jail for assaulting his ex-girlfriend as he said he had given him the letters sent by fans; then later saying that Floyd was very appreciative of all the letters and pictures and that it was “keeping his spirits up”. Roger was obviously very frustrated at his brother following comments that Mayweather Sr made saying that Mayweather Jr. is slipping and he hopes he loses so he can train him. He went onto say that he had seen Mayweather Sr recently as he had come to the gym “acting like he owns the place”, which he said Mayweather Jr will not like.
Other than expressing his frustration about Mayweather Sr he did also talk about who Mayweather Jr will face next. After being asked by British fans about a possible fight with Kell Brook or Amir Khan, Roger Mayweather revealed that Brook won’t happen as he isn’t a big enough name, but did say the very little Mayweather Jr did talk about boxing, he would like to face Khan next. He also revealed Floyd Mayweather Jr does want Sergio Martinez, saying that Floyd said “if Sugar Ray Leonard can beat Haggler, he can beat Martinez”. He then changed his focus to Miguel Cotto who he claimed turned down an immediate rematch with Floyd Mayweather in early 2013, where he would have got a guaranteed $14 million.
Whilst Roger Mayweather paused on talking about Floyd Mayweather Jr’s future opponents he spoke about how highly he rates Andre Ward. Saying he doesn’t believe that anyone can beat Andre Ward at the moment, pointing out that Ward is only the second man to hold the Ring Belt at 168 and that he knows how to win. Returning to talk of future opponents for his nephew Roger said that Chavez Jr would never happen due to the size difference he has, but then gave a massive clue to what the future holds for his nephew. Roger said “We gonna get Alvarez first before we get Martinez, Floyd has been offered a crazy 3 fight deal by HBO Boxing, so watch this space”.
Now if what Roger has said about Floyd Mayweather Jr today is true, Floyd will be facing Amir Khan next (if Khan beats Garcia); followed by Alvarez and Martinez all on HBO for big money.