Mayweather Sr. Predicting Knockout Win For Floyd Jr. Over Pacquiao – News
By Matt Stein: The father of Floyd Mayweather Jr., trainer Floyd Sr., is predicting that Mayweather Jr. will knock Manny Pacquiao when the two fighters eventually meet in the ring in the future, according to Fight Hype. Mayweather Sr. claims that Floyd Jr. is “the real deal” and not someone like Ricky Hatton, who failed miserably in his attempt to beat Pacquiao on May 2nd 2009.
Hatton was overmatched from the word go and knocked down twice in the 1st round and knocked completely out in the 2nd round by a big left hand from Pacquiao. Mayweather Sr. feels that Hatton had the information in his head with which to beat Pacquiao but wasn’t able to apply it in battle for some reason.
Mayweather Sr. doesn’t see Pacquiao as unbeatable, even though much of the boxing world had anointed Manny as the pound for pound king after wins over Oscar De La Hoya and Hatton in the past year. Mayweather Sr. states that he’ll be assisting Mayweather Jr. in his training and that he’s mended fences with his son recently.
Mayweather Sr. still feels that Hatton should hang up his boxing gloves and retire from the sport, saying that he’s been beaten by Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao, “the two top guys,” and feels that Hatton can’t accomplish anything else because “there’s nothing left for him to do.” Mayweather Sr. is perhaps referring to the lack of credible fighters in the light welterweight division that the boxing public really cares about at this time.
Timothy Bradley, Junior Witter, Victor Ortiz and Kendall Holt, arguably the best fighters in the light welterweight division at this time, are good fighters but none of them have a huge enough following for Hatton to make much money fighting them.
There’s a good chance that Hatton might be beaten by some or even all of them should he decide to continue on fighting and mix it up with them. Few people see Hatton fighting any of them if he decides to continue in the sport. The general consensus is that Hatton will be very selective and will pick and choose beatable opponents if he does decide to carry on with his career.
Mayweather Sr. states that he hasn’t had words with Hatton for some time and hasn’t had a conversation with him since the night of Hatton’s loss to Pacquiao on May 2nd.
As for Mayweather Jr’s fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on July 18th, Mayweather Sr. feels that this will be an easy fight for Mayweather Jr. and that Marquez is going to take a lot of shots in the fight. Mayweather Sr. believes that Floyd Jr. is still about as good as he was before his retirement two years ago, although he feels that he has lost a little from where he was at before. However, Mayweather Sr. feels that Floyd Jr. still has more than enough left in terms of sharpness to beat the likes of Marquez.
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