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Mayweather Sr: Floyd Jr. Will Not Miss Pacquiao vs Mosley

By Chris Robinson

It can be hard having a conversation with Floyd Mayweather Sr. when the topic of Manny Pacquiao comes up. Despite the Filipino sensation having amassed an incredible run in the sport over recent years, Floyd Sr. would prefer not to hear anything of it, instead hinting that perhaps the 32-year old has been using performance enhancing drugs to bolster his career.
 
Of course the simple fact that Mayweather's son Floyd Jr. has been linked to Pacquiao as a possible opponent for the past few years is a big reason for his reaction, but whatever the case it is hard to find a sense of objectivity from the 58-year old whenever the General Santos City fighter's name is mentioned. With that fact in mind, I still was curious enough to ask Floyd Sr. for his thoughts on Pacquiao's upcoming bout with Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during our conversation earlier tonight.

Giving his take on everything, Floyd again started off by questioning Pacquiao before weighing in on Mosley's chances.
 
"I aint never seen anything like it in my life," said Mayweather. "I don't know if everything is on the up and up. A lot of things are happening man and all I can say is, I think Shane might fall short."
 
Last November I had ran into Mayweather Sr. and his brother Jeff on the eve of Pacquiao's challenge of Antonio Margarito for the vacant WBC junior middleweight crown. What Floyd Sr. told me surprised me, as he mentioned that Floyd and he had been talking about Pacquiao in-depth after hearing of how the Margarito camp had been mocking trainer Freddie Roach's Parkinsons Disease. 
 
Floyd Sr. went on to call Margarito's actions 'cruel and ugly' while also stating that he and Floyd were going to check the fight out. Nearly six months later and I again asked Floyd Sr. whether his son would again be keeping his eye on Pacquiao.
 
"I'm pretty sure he'll be watching it. He might be there [inside the MGM Grand] but I doubt he will be there though. He'd get into too much trouble up there anyways if he goes to places like that."
 
The boxing world is waiting to see what Floyd Jr.'s next move will be, as he has been inactive for nearly a year, dating back to his May 1st drubbing of Mosley, and is currently swamped with legal and financial burdens. Mayweather Sr. closed our talk by trying to remain optimistic on everything and also beckoning back to the initial Mayweather-Pacquiao fallout.
 
"It's possible. If you get somebody who wants to fight on the up and up, on the same terms like it's supposed to be, the fight should go on. The fight would have been on. They all know why the fight didn't take off."

Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. An archive of his work can be found here , and he can be reached at [email protected]
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-02-2011

[QUOTE=Stl_Buay;10460648]Nobody but Gay-Boy has asked Manny to take an extra test... Not any other boxer not the NSAC not the TSAC not the WBO. NSAC already has the right to randomly test if they so choose. But, only Flomos think…

Comment by Bee Keepz on 05-01-2011

I think what gets missed the most about is this, is that Pacquiao agreed to 3 blood tests and unlimited urine tests. He didn't completely refuse to take the tests, he was willing to do it with a [B][U]reasonable[/U][/B] cut…

Comment by mikemurni on 05-01-2011

Pacquiao already said yes on the OST Demand so what the hell are these Flomos complaining about. Besides fighting should be the last thing that Floyd should be thinking about at this point. He must convince the judge to stop…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-01-2011

[QUOTE=Stl_Buay;10461122][B]GRUSTLER and LeadUppercut, Manny agreed to Floyd's demands!!!! A year ago that is why testing is only an issue that Flomos hold on too[/B]. Let it go, Manny agreed to Gay-Boy's demands... Find something else to cry about and explain…

Comment by Stl_Buay on 05-01-2011

GRUSTLER and LeadUppercut, Manny agreed to Floyd's demands!!!! A year ago that is why testing is only an issue that Flomos hold on too. Let it go, Manny agreed to Gay-Boy's demands... Find something else to cry about and explain…

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