MANILA, Philippines – Boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. remains convinced that a fight between his son, unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will end up as a mismatch.
Mayweather Sr. told Fight Hype that based on Pacquiao’s three fights with Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez, the Filipino fighter can be expected to struggle against his son.
“I won’t ever change my mind on that. That’s a mismatch,” he said.
“Anybody that watched my son fight against Marquez and Pacquiao’s three fights with Marquez, if they know anything about boxing, they know it’s a mismatch,” Mayweather Sr. explained.
Mayweather Jr. had little trouble defeating Marquez when they fought in 2009, winning via unanimous decision. But Pacquiao and Marquez have fought three times, with all three fights ending in controversy.
“It took Floyd one Saturday to embarrass Marquez; Pacquiao is going on his fourth Saturday with him,” Mayweather Sr. said.
“He (Marquez) didn’t beat my son not one second of any round, but he’s about to go in his 48th round with Pacquiao,” he added.
Mayweather Sr. said he believes Marquez won at least one of his fights against Pacquiao. Officially, the Mexican boxer lost the last two fights, and the first fight in 2004 was a draw.
“Marquez, I know, won at least one of them damn fights, and a lot of people think he won all of ‘em,” Mayweather Sr. said.