Mayweather Sr. also says Pacquiao 'one of the biggest faggots on planet'
MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather, Jr. may be getting flak for reportedly snubbing the deadline to fight Manny Pacquiao. But for his father, Floyd Mayweather, Sr., it is the other way around.
“Yeah, he’s scared,” the elder Mayweather said of Pacquiao in an On the Ropes Boxing Radio interview as quoted by The Mushroom Mag.
“The only thing they’re trying to do is to switch this around and make it look like it’s my son that’s scared. He ain’t the one that’s scared. I know who’s scared for real,” he added.
Floyd Sr. went on to say to say a mouthful about Pacquiao’s fear of Floyd Jr.
“He ain’t got no problem with fighting all the big guys—[Oscar] de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, the other African guy, the other guy who he fought with the title. I’m just saying he beat these guys, [Miguel] Cotto, he beat all these guys like they’re nothing. Pacquiao’s one of the biggest faggots on the planet,” said Mayweather Sr.
He stated, “My problem is, Bob Arum don’t call no f*cking shots. Bob Arum don’t call the shots. The fight can be made anytime they want the fight to be made. Little Floyd definitely ain’t scared of no Pacquiao. That’s the last thing in the world that little Floyd is scared of, a little Filipino midget. Definitely that’s not the case.”
He also said that the deadline snub is just Arum’s ploy to picture his son as the nemesis in the Mayweather-Pacquiao saga.
“Yes he’s trying to make little Floyd like bad but people already know what time of day it is. Of course, he’s trying to make little Floyd look bad because he’s with Pacquiao. When he was with my son he was trying to make him look good and everybody else look bad.”
Pacquiao (51-3-2, with 38 KOs) and Mayweather (40-0, with 25 KOs) were supposed to face off on March 13. Their rescheduled November 13 bout will most likely not push through as Arum is already eyeing to replace Floyd Jr. with Antonio Margarito of Mexico or Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico.
Floyd Sr. commented on the possible Pacquiao-Cotto rematch: “Why is he going to fight Cotto again? Why? All this is, is just a game. If you see what the whole thing is, Bob Arum is giving Cotto a title and then turning around and letting Pacman beat Cotto up again and take it again. That’s all it is. That’s all it is. It’s so plain to see a blind man can see that.”
Pacman-Floyd showdown next year?
Despite his negative statements against Pacquiao and Arum, Floyd Sr. did not eliminate the possibility of the dream super fight.
“Well you know, you can’t say that it won’t ever happen, but I’m really telling you right now I don’t believe it’s going to be this year. I don’t believe it’s going to be this year. I will tell you that,” stated Floyd Sr.
“I’m pretty sure if Pacquiao fights these guys [Cotto, Margarito] and beats them like he’s supposed to, I’m pretty sure that fight will go on if Pacquiao’s still around. If Pacquiao’s still around because I’m just saying all that stuff about the Congressman and all of that stuff. It’s a bunch of BS man. Who cares about that, man? To be a Congressman over millions and millions of dollars?—Please!”
But Floyd Sr. reiterated that if the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout will take place, his son should get the upper hand in the purse split. The Olympic-style drug testing should also be random, without the 14-day cutoff period demanded by Pacquiao.
“He knows he ain’t the best fighter and Bob Arum knows he ain’t the best fighter, too. So why should you belittle yourself and take less money than you’re supposed to?”
Meanwhile, the elder Mayweather said his son could return to the ring even if he announced that he was taking a break from the sport.
“I ain’t going to say that he won’t fight in 2010. He could fight in 2010 but then again he might not. I’m pretty sure he could fight somebody like, well I can’t even say. I just have to say that I believe he can have a fight but it won’t be a big, big fight like Manny Pacquiao. I just think that whenever they’re ready, little Floyd’s ready, believe me.”
Floyd Jr. remained unbeaten after scoring a unanimous decision victory over Shane Mosley on May 1. Pacquiao won his last bout on March 13 over Ghanaian Joshua Clottey by unanimous decision.