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Floyd Sr. Sizes Up Garcia, Golovkin For Mayweather

By Chris Robinson

Floyd Mayweather once again reminded the boxing world that he is the game’s premier performer by thoroughly outclassing Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez this past weekend in Las Vegas.

Inside of a sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mayweather seemed to effortlessly control the action against his 23-year old foe over the course of twelve rounds. Mayweather did as he pleased on both the offensive and defensive ends before walking out of the building with a majority decision nod as well as his 45th professional victory in as many fights.

There was no one with a better view of the action as Mayweather’s father and trainer Floyd Sr.

Shortly after his son’s triumph, Floyd Sr. shared his thoughts on his performance as well as some of his dismay towards the 114-114 scorecard issued by judge C.J. Ross.

“I thought he did a beautiful job,” Floyd Sr. stated at the post-fight press conference. “The only thing I didn’t like is that they were talking about a draw. There’s no way in hell that could have been a draw. No way, no means, by any way.

“He had a pretty damn good performance,” Floyd Sr. would add. “The whole thing is, like I’m saying, the woman was talking about the fight was a draw. And that’s a problem right there. When that came out, that was the first count they counted first.”

This marks the second fight in a row in which father and son teamed up together after several years apart. Floyd Sr. seems to be relishing his role as both a coach and parent, as his pride beamed when asked about the future.

“I’m going to try to do this thing with him, the four fights that we got,” stated Floyd Sr. “As you can see, he’s fighting with his Daddy and he’s fighting much better. He can fight anyways; he learned from me over the years a lot, a hell of a lot. Right now, like I said, he’s the best fighter out there today at 36 years old.”

On the Mayweather-Canelo undercard, Philadelphia’s Danny Garcia came through with his biggest win as a professional as he successfully defended his WBA and WBC junior welterweight titles in scoring a decision against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse over twelve rounds.

Both men fought well, but Garcia showed great mental focus and the super boxing ability that helped give him an edge in several competitive rounds.

Asked for his thoughts on that particular fight, Floyd Sr. brushed off any thoughts of the action and instead chose to look at each man as a possible opponent.

“Can’t neither one of them whoop Floyd,” Floyd Sr. claimed. “Neither one of them. They don’t have a prayer. If they drop down to their knees, the next thing is they’re going to go down on their face. That’s the next step.”

A few days later, I again crossed paths with Floyd Sr., this time inside of the nearby Mayweather Boxing Club on Monday afternoon.

Looking for a change in the dialogue, I asked Floyd Sr. if it might be worth it for Floyd to rise yet another weight class and explore the possibility of fights with middleweight belt holders Sergio Martinez or Gennady Golovkin.

“I would advise him not to,” Floyd Sr. noted. “Floyd can make 140 pounds. How the hell is he going to go up there and fight somebody that big? It’s stupid.”

The question was asked simply because there seems to be a lack of quality opponents lurking around for Mayweather, who has said he expects to return to the ring this coming May.

As Floyd Sr. pointed out, the level of competition is something his son simply can’t control.

“That’s not his problem,” stated Floyd Sr. “They’ve got to find the opponents. That’s their problem.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Reloaded on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=jbpanama;13766277]Pac and GGG, are on El FRAUD's No Fly List....TOO Much POWER, and SPEED!!![/QUOTE] I want a 14 day cut off because taking blood makes me weak , Im willing to duck Floyd on this issue . Rios just take…

Comment by jbpanama on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;13765190]NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!! just lil ol Pac and GGG that can't hurt nobody[/QUOTE] Pac and GGG, are on El FRAUD's No Fly List....TOO Much POWER, and SPEED!!!

Comment by hitking on 09-19-2013

Adonis Stevenson is defending the light heavy title gainst Tavarus Cloud next week. GGG should move up and challenge the winner.

Comment by twosweethooks on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=Jc8804;13765202]Lmao GGG can cut thebring and land on anyone(timing with solid speed and great power) Canelo sucks. No stamina , no heart, and no will, He was braught up soft and went in big , bit off more tuen he…

Comment by twosweethooks on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=Reloaded;13764478]More chance of being struck by lighting while indoors than Manny beating Floyd :)[/QUOTE] Well then, I say Match em , get the weight down, make a forfeit for coming over weight UNBEARABLE and lets settum down and go to…

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