Advertisement
Advertisement

Floyd Sr: Peterson Beats Khan; Pacquiao Should Retire

By Chris Robinson

Earlier this week I crossed paths with Floyd Mayweather Sr. at Johnny Tocco’s on the east side of Las Vegas.

Then overseeing a brisk sparring session between two of his newest pupils, local talent Taylor Larson and undefeated junior welterweight Lydell Rhodes, Floyd Sr. took some time before their work to discuss the latest challenge awaiting his son Floyd Mayweather Jr., who faces off with Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto on May 5th at the nearby MGM Grand.

Not surprisingly, Floyd Sr. showed heavy favoritism towards his kin in the forthcoming matchup but offered up some genuine respect for everything that Cotto, the reigning WBA junior middleweight champion of the world, has accomplished during his career.

On the May 5th undercard, Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez faces off with former three-division titlist Shane Mosley in a fight that has already received its share of criticism.

Speculating on what the contest means for Alvarez, Floyd Sr. actually prefers such a scenario for the 21-year old.

“You know something? I’m going to be honest. I think that’s a good fight for Alvarez,” Floyd Sr. stated. “That’s a good fight for him to get some knowledge out of the game and know what pressure is. I don’t think Shane is going to try to go out and not try to win this thing. I know Shane knows right now that he’s on the downslope. I don’t think Shane wants to go out like that.”

Asked if he felt that Mosley, who turned 40 this past September, is fighting mainly for money or whether his legacy is still a priority, Senior seemed unsure.

“I think it’s a little bit of both now,” he continued. “I just don’t understand it, man. I just don’t understand the fighters today. All these fighters make all this money and I’m not saying it about anybody; it could be my son, it could be anybody. The way fighters in general make all the millions of dollars and how the f*ck you end up and you don’t have nothing? Pretty much every fighter that I’ve seen before, aint got sh*t now. Damn near every one.”

Two weeks after the Mayweather-Cotto extravaganza, former champion Amir Khan will look to avenge the second defeat of his career when he meets up with newly-crowned WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson at the Mandalay Bay. Peterson edged out Khan via split-decision on December 10th in a wild scuffle and there will be much to prove for both parties heading into their second dance.

The only way Mayweather Sr. sees Khan turning the tables is if the judges have a particularly heavy influence after twelve rounds.

“I think he can get revenge if they give it to him,” Floyd Sr. said of Khan. “I don’t think he can beat Peterson. I think Peterson’s got his number and I also think that Peterson is too slick, too clever, and too smooth for him. Peterson’s got way more smarts than him. Amir Khan’s side aint got what it takes to beat Peterson.

“I just see them giving Amir Khan the fight but I don’t see Amir Khan really winning the fight,” Senior added. “I could see the same thing that just happened with [Manny] Pacquiao. He did not win that fight.”

Floyd Sr. is of course referring to Pacquiao’s life and death struggle with Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12th in their trilogy bout. Pacquiao won the fight via a debatable majority-decision verdict and is now lined up for a June 9th collision with unbeaten Timothy Bradley.

And while Pacquiao has been linked to Mayweather Jr. for the past few years because of the potential mega fight they could create, that scenario seems less likely by the week, with the Filipino icon even admitting that he may indeed walk away from the sport after his 2012 campaign.

Floyd Sr. feels that a walk into the sunset may be the best option for Pacquiao at this point.

“His heart is in there but I’m just saying, it aint have nothing to do with his heart,” Floyd Sr. explained. “Pacquiao does want to get out. A matter of fact, I don’t blame Pacquiao. That’s all I’m saying. I don’t blame Pacquiao if he doesn’t take it. It’s the best thing that he can do in this game, is leave that fight alone. If he doesn’t really want the cover pulled off of him, leave that fight alone.”

BONUS  SLIDESHOWS - Women in the sport 

Inside the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue - A look inside the latest SI Swimsuit issue with cover girl Kate Upton and several other models...
 
Recent images of Mosley's girlfriend Bella Gonzalez -  Shane's girlfriend Bella Gonzalez hits up several photo shoots, kicks it with her man, and lives her life
 
Ringside with the Tecate Girls - Visit the slideshow for a look at the Tecate Girls on the scene in Las Vegas, entertaining at the fights, and in personal photo shoots.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tripper on 02-19-2012

[QUOTE=Top_Rumper;11792624]Why do people still go to this crack head for his opinion noboday can understand what he's saying and his lungs dont even work properly.[/QUOTE] Wish his lungs would just hurry up and pack in.

Comment by Teri on 02-19-2012

[QUOTE=Scarab;11798926]Somebody's happy Pacquiao's retiring. Truth of the matter is, someone else will get exposed if Floyd fought Pacquiao.If Floyd had to lose to Pacquiao, at least he lost to the #1 P4P fighter in the world. Worst case scenario he…

Comment by Scarab on 02-19-2012

[quote]“His heart is in there but I’m just saying, it aint have nothing to do with his heart,” Floyd Sr. explained. “Pacquiao does want to get out. A matter of fact, I don’t blame Pacquiao. That’s all I’m saying. I…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 02-18-2012

[QUOTE=mikemurni;11795388]Check your statement that you just made: [I] Everyone knows the win would have been better at 147 then 145[/I] And then compared to the statement that you made previously.. Spot the difference.. If you cant see it then God…

Comment by mikemurni on 02-18-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;11795370]You tried to call me out about Cotto and making excuses but I never made any excuse after Pac beat Cotto. Everyone knows the win would have been better at 147 then 145. That is no excuse at all but…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (131)
Top Headlines Bracero on Malignaggi Bout: I'm Fighting For My Dreams, Future Jose Roman, Ruben Villa Batter Opponents at The Doubletree McGuigan: Frampton Has Been After Santa Cruz Since 2013 Canelo Smiles: I Ran From Golovkin? He's Fought NOBODY! Santa Cruz vs. Russell Much Better Fight; Both Want Selby Next Frank Warren: Frampton Left 122 With Rigondeaux Clash Marquez Has No Regrets Over Cotto Position, Retirement Near Adonis Stevenson With Vicious Knockout of Williams in Four Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson Frampton’s Promoter: Santa Cruz is Carl’s Toughest Fight Yet Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Potentially in Early 2017 Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams - CompuBox Review Photos/Weights: Luis Nery vs. David Sanchez in Tijuana Photos/Weights: Antonio Orozco vs. Lopez, Joseph Diaz vs. Proa Carl Frampton After the Scales: This Was Easy and I Feel Great SHO VP: Wilder vs. Joshua in Late 2017, Could Be Pay-Per-View Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas Malignaggi-Bracero Battle Ready Photos: Frampton, Santa Cruz Ready For War at Barclays Center Video: Frampton Fans in Force at Weighin For Leo Santa Cruz Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, LA Fight Club on 9/2 Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. Goes Pro With Miguel Cotto Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo Nacho Praises Marquez For Rejecting Cotto's Weight Demand
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement