By Jhonny Gonzalez
Floyd Mayweather Sr., father and former trainer of WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., believes his son would beat Manny Pacquiao by knockout. He doesn't expect Pacquiao to last the twelve round distance. While he didn't state it, for legal reason, he continued to leave hints in his statements, regarding his past allegations that Pacquiao is using performance enhancing drugs.
"The fight should have been done a long time ago. But like I said before, if Pacquiao takes the tests, my son is going to put him to sleep. [Thomas] Hearns has always been a knockout puncher in any division but Pacquiao has never been recognized as a big puncher. And now he is knocking guys out who are six feet tall. How can that be? Something like this has never ever happened in the history of boxing. Pacquiao is doing something nobody has ever done before. But there is no doubt, Floyd would beat Pacquiao if he agrees to take the tests," Mayweather Sr. said.
Mayweather Sr. and his son are still distant. The two of them have not spoken since their televised argument on HBO's 24/7 earlity series.
"Right now the relationship is distant. Sometimes things happen ... Sooner or later, the relationship has to be fixed. I don't need to train him. I have enough fighters to train on my own and I don't need anymore. I'm fine with that."