Floyd Sr. not a fan of Maidana rematch


Posted at Jul 09 2014 02:06 PM | Updated as of Jul 09 2014 10:06 PM

Controversial boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father of American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., is not fully on board with his son's plan to fight Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana for a second time.

Floyd Sr. was in his son's corner when the pound-for-pound king eked out a slim victory over Maidana in May, in a bout that was more competitive than what most pundits expected.

The American boxer recently said he is leaning towards a rematch against Maidana for when he makes his ring return in September, a decision that his father does not fully support.

"I wouldn't like to see him fight Maidana," Floyd Sr. told On the Ropes Boxing Radio. "(It's) not that he can't beat Maidana, but Maidana does too much dirty (expletive), and his corner is dirty."

"His corner told him to do this (expletive), they told him, 'Hey, fight dirty, do whatever it takes to win,'" Floyd Sr. claimed. "That's what they said, those were their words. I'm just saying. He's not even worth fighting, to be honest."

When asked who his choice of opponent would have been, Floyd Sr. said he would have picked "the easy one in the bunch," and mentioned British boxer Amir "King" Khan.

Khan was another option for Mayweather earlier this year, before the American boxer opted to fight Maidana instead.

"Amir Khan is a good fight for him," Floyd Sr. said. "But I'm just saying that we're gonna wait and see. Amir Khan ain't got no jaw, he ain't got no chin. If he gets hit, he's gone, especially if he gets hit right. He's gone."

Floyd Sr. also thumbed down a potential rematch against Miguel Cotto, whom Mayweather beat in a competitive fight back in May 2012, because Cotto competes at a higher weight class.

"Floyd's fighting all of these guys out of his weight class," said Floyd Sr., who firmly believes that his son should be fighting at light-welterweight. "If I was Floyd, I'd make them come down to my weight. There ain't no reason for Floyd to keep fighting them at their weight class. Let them come down to Floyd's class, then fight him."

As for a potential super-fight against Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Sr. states that the bout "could be closer than you think," although he insists it won't be a competitive fight anyway.

"I think for me, Little Floyd would box his (expletive) out, to be honest," said the trainer.