Advertisement
Advertisement

Mayweather Sr. Eyes Defense: Floyd Getting Hit Too Much

By Rick Reeno

Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. wants his son, WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs), to focus more on defense. The father-son team are training for the May 4th mandatory fight with Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18KOs) on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In his recent fights, Mayweather Sr. felt his son was getting hit too much. He wants Floyd to go back to basics - to hit and not get hit.

"My thing is defense, and as you've seen in the two other fights that he's had lately, he's been hit more than he's used to getting hit. We're going to stop all that. You don't get hit, that's the name of the game - hit and don't get it. I'm going to hit you, but you're not going to hit me. The hit and miss game, we're going to do a lot more of that," Mayweather Sr. said.

Floyd Jr. disagrees that he's getting hit too much in his fights. He feels the only fight where he took some punches was during last May's victory over Miguel Cotto, which took place at the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds.

"I only got hit in my last fight against Cotto. I got hit a few times. When I fought Mosley it was some years ago. Mosley hit me twice and I hit him like what...200 to 300 times," Mayweather Jr. said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MRBOOMER on 04-19-2013

[QUOTE=YOU WILL LOSE;13265866]this relationship wont last long because there is no way floyd is going to roll all of the shots RG is going to throw!!! and definitely not from a southpaw! floyd sr is there to tell the truth,…

Comment by Carpe Diem on 04-19-2013

He's telling it as it is.

Comment by waxfondler on 04-19-2013

honestly, i dont think he got hit "too much". i think he was just in a real fight & getting hit is part of it. whether its age, inactivity, etc, he found himself mixing it up more offensively & standing…

Comment by djtmal on 04-19-2013

[QUOTE=moonshineman;13267455]Mr Floyd Sr. is letting us know that we will be paying high PPV fees to watch Floyd Jr. run all night. Run Floyd, run.[/QUOTE] lmao..........

Comment by Metho_4u on 04-19-2013

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;13267657]Do you have enough for Pac and Margarito's fans? Even old Floyd runs now. It's just sad that they can't even get their jokes or sarcasm right.[/QUOTE] is it? Then just don't read it... simple!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (48)
Top Headlines Jessie Vargas Looking For The Biggest Opportunity Possible Mikey Garcia Willing To Travel To UK To Fight Flanagan Next Denton Daley Goes For Commonwealth Belt on September 9 Moises Flores: I Have All The Tools To Defeat Rigondeaux! Loeffler Confirms: Golovkin Would Have Fought Degale at 168 AIBA Denies Allegations of Trying To Take Over Boxing Ruslan Chagaev Vanishes, Stripped of The WBA World Title Vyacheslav Shabranskyy-Oscar Riojas on LA Fight Club, 8/19 Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Lands on BoxNation Whyte: No KO, I Want To Punish Allen and Hurt Him Real Bad! Oscar Valdez To Make First Defense in Tucson in November? Andrade Tabs Andre Ward To Expose Kovalev's Flaws, Win Big Golovkin's Coach: DeGale at 168 Was Fine, Hearn Offered Brook Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol: Post-Fight Report Card Guy Robb on Marriaga WBO Eliminator, Picks Ward Over Kovalev AIBA Planning Additional Changes For Olympic Boxers Golovkin's Coach: Only Floyd Mayweather Can Really Test GGG Anthony Upton Drills Luke Paddock For English Title Abel Sanchez: No Pacquiao, I Want Crawford vs. Danny Garcia! Alan Castano: My Goal Was To Win, Not Outdo My Brother “Fighting Words” - When Good Fighters Meet Great Ones Canelo's Trainer Wants Him To Knock Liam Smith Out Vide: Jose Ramirez on Crawford's Performance, Ring Return WBC Prez Feels Crawford Could Be Another Floyd Mayweather Video: Oscar Valdez on His Big World Title Win Video: Lenny Zappavigna on His Knockout Win of Ik Yang Video: Jessie Vargas Talks Crawford, Benavidez, More Donaire Prepares For Mandatory Defense With Magdaleno Valdez Has No Problem With REVENGE Fight With Lomachenko Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Crawford vs. Postol, More Crawford: Postol Did NOT Want To Fight or Exchange, He Ran Video: Viktor Postol Explains His Defeat To Terence Crawford Ryota Murata Wants Billy Joe Saunders Title Shot Delvin Rodriguez Gets Close Decision Over Shawn Cameron Tim Bradley on Amir Khan's MMA Move - "He's a Clown!" Video: Terence Crawford Talks Postol Victory, Strategy, More Roach: Crawford's Speed Was Too Much, We Needed a KO Jessie Vargas, Jose Benavidez Trade Words - Fight Looming? Brandon Figueroa Admits Sluggish Performance, Plans Brief Rest Video: Nonito Doniare on Pacquiao-Crawford, Postol, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement