De La Hoya sees Mayweather Sr. as the best trainer in the game today
By Chris Williams: It seems like Manny Pacquiao may have been with the wrong trainer all these years he’s been with Freddie Roach. Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions swears by Floyd Mayweather Sr. and sees him as the best trainer in boxing bar none, and I think he may be right. After all, Mayweather Sr. is the one that worked with his son Mayweather Jr. in the beginning stages of his boxing education. You have to wonder if Mayweather Sr. could have saved Pacquiao from getting knocked out last Saturday night had he been his trainer instead of Roach.
De La Hoya said to examiner.com “Let’s just put it this way, to me, this day, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the best trainer in the world, hands down…he teaches you the art of boxing. He teaches you the art of defense.”
De La Hoya was trained by Mayweather Sr. during the last part of De La Hoya’s career when he was trying to change his career around to keep from absorbing big punishment and Mayweather Sr. did a good job with him in the short amount of time that he was with him. It’s just too bad that Mayweather Sr. wasn’t with De La Hoya from the beginning because he could have saved him from getting beaten by Felix Trinidad and Shane Mosley in their fights.
Mayweather Sr. is being mentioned as the possible trainer for Mayweather Jr. for his next fight on May 4th. Mayweather Jr’s long-time trainer Roger Mayweather could sit this one out because he reportedly is having problems with his diabetes, and Mayweather Jr. wants someone that knows his style of fighting. His father is perfect because he obviously teaches the shoulder roll defense and he’ll know how to come up with a good game plan for Mayweather to beat Robert Guerrero or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the two figthers that are being mentioned as possible opponents for Mayweather Jr.