Advertisement
Advertisement

J. Mayweather on Floyd, Says Khan is a Glorified Amateur

By Chris Robinson

Following another day of training WBA featherweight champion Celestino Caballero ahead of his July 28th date with Mikey Garcia, trainer Jeff Mayweather took some time out to discuss his nephew Floyd Jr.’s recent victory over Miguel Cotto.

On May 5th, Floyd pulled out a unanimous decision in a bit of a grueling battle as he overcame the constant rushes of Cotto, ultimately prevailing because of his ability to evade punches and the sharp counters he offered in return. It wasn’t your typical Floyd Mayweather fight and Jeff hinted that there were other factors in play that led to the bout being so suspenseful.

“I thought Floyd pretty much dominated the fight,” Jeff would say from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas recently “It was a lopsided exciting fight because of the fact that Cotto did try and he landed a few shots. But going into the fight, I already knew Floyd was sick. He had a cold going into the fight and that’s really why his nose was bleeding more so than the punches by Cotto.”

In Jeff’s opinion, Floyd was hell bent on producing a resounding performance and in turn the landscape of the duel changed dramatically.

“I think what it was, was that Floyd had his mind set on knocking Cotto out,” Jeff continued. “And basically that’s the reason why he even fought that way. Because if he would have fought like he did the first two rounds the entire fight, it would have been an easy night and it would have been a lopsided decision.”

Earlier this week, The Koncrete Jungle swung through the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles and caught up with trainer Freddie Roach, known best for his work with Mayweather rival Manny Pacquiao. Roach weighed in on the Mayweather-Cotto fight and implied that Floyd’s legs are gone and that is why he is now a much more stationary fighter compared to his early fighting days.

Uncle Jeff immediately disagreed with Roach’s assessment.

“It’s not true. I’ve seen Floyd box in the gym and the whole time leading up to the camp he was moving whenever he wanted to,” Jeff would continue. “Basically, Floyd’s chosen to stand in front of these guys because they still can’t hit him. And he could do the same thing to Manny. What difference does it make if he moves or don’t move? At the end of the day, what does Manny bring other than wild punches?”

With a Mayweather-Pacquiao fighting seeming less likely as time passes, Jeff was asked whether there are any other enticing fights on the horizon for Lil’ Floyd.

“To be honest I don’t really see anything,” Jeff added. “Of course, there’s the possibility of the [Sergio] Martinez fight but that fight will never happen because you can already see that Floyd doesn’t belong at 154. He came in at 147 for the fight. That shows you that he doesn’t really belong at 154 pounds but his ability alone is what won him the fight.”

On the Mayweather-Cotto undercard, WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez systematically beat down former three-division champion Shane Mosley over twelve fairly entertaining rounds. The 21-year old Alvarez has emerged as one of the hottest names in the sport and some feel that Golden Boy Promotions will surely angle him towards a Mayweather fight in the future.

Jeff admitted that Alvarez showed some definite substance against the 40-year old Mosley but he was quick to put things into perspective.

“I was impressed but at the same time it was what I expected,” Jeff added. “Shane hasn’t shown no fire since the fight with Margarito and every fight since then, the only thing you can look back is that he had a spark against Floyd that lasted for one round and it was gone.”

Another potential high-profile opponent for Mayweather would be former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan, who is eyeing a July 14th assignment of his own against tough Philadelphian and WBC champion Danny Garcia.

Khan has been expressing interest in a fight with Mayweather for quite some time but Jeff was unabashed as he took some shots at the Bolton, Lancashire stalwart.

“I’m not that high on Amir Khan,” Jeff claimed. “I think Amir Khan is a glorified amateur. He has fast hands and decent movement, but his balance is horrible and his timing seems to be horrible to me. I’m not really impressed with him at all.

“I think it will be a joke it he finds himself getting in the ring with Floyd. Of course Freddie Roach don’t see it that way because he wants to get paid.”

Recent Chris Robinson Video Interviews

Jeff Mayweather responds to Freddie Roach / Robert Garcia talks Pacquiao, Alvarez, Maidana, more / Brandon Rios rips his critics

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by marty1110 on 05-29-2012

Hey Chris Robinson, stop distorting the numbers and GET IT RIGHT. Mayweather came in at 151lbs for the Cotto fight, NOT 147. BIG DIFFERENCE!!!

Comment by JK1700 on 05-28-2012

I totally agree with him. As a British Mayweather fan I would love to see him have a fight in the UK but I would be utterly disgusted if it ended up being against Khan in the fall because Amir…

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 05-28-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;12180025]You already admitted being bias towards Pac so no need to answer me back.[/QUOTE] Nice Charles Bronson AVI. Dude was a beast back in the day.

Comment by Jerub Baal on 05-28-2012

[IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/35ciys8.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-28-2012

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;12179941]Say mang it was good to see yer mang fight someone of significance. ITs sad it took this long. Yer mang JR is exposed. The reason it took so long is the opposition he chose over the past 8 years…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (100)
Top Headlines Mayweather Sr: I Believe My Son Will Fight Again, Break The Record Andreev, Chelokhsaev Win, Tedeev Upset in Vladikavkaz Lucas Matthysse To Return in Early 2017, Says Golden Boy Prez Photos: Perrella-Ugas, Karl-Quezada on Weight For PBC on FS1 Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Fury, DeGale vs. Jack Luis Concepcion-Kal Yafai Eyed For November 26 In Manchester Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year Frankie Gavin Gives High Praise To Nathan McIntosh Gonzalez: Canelo is NOT The Best - Until He Beats Golovkin! Freddie Roach, Cooper on Trump-Clinton as Championship Fight "Fighting Words” - Dead October: Hell Hath No (Tyson) Fury Malignaggi Pleads: Golovkin-Jacobs Has To Be Made Right Now! Flash Elorde's Grandsons Pick Up Decision Wins in Manila 'Don King Way' Not Moving To Street Where He Killed a Man Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement