By Edward Chaykovsky
Floyd Mayweather Sr., father and trainer of WBC/WBA 147 and 154-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., completely exploded on Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. Mayweather Sr. was unhappy with Roach's comments regarding outcome of a rematch between Floyd and current WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.
Floyd won a twelve round decision over a game Cotto in 2012. Last year Cotto started training with Roach, who believes he could easily guide the Puerto Rican star to victory in a rematch.
"Freddie Roach had said some things, he said, 'Oh Floyd is done, Floyd couldn’t do this or do that.' All bullsh*t, but like I said, there wasn’t nothing to think about Floyd and Cotto fighting. Floyd beat him handedly," Mayweather Sr. told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
"Freddie Roach was talking about, 'Oh Floyd beat Cotto without him in the corner.' He don’t remember, Floyd’s got his daddy in the corner and Freddie Roach ain’t got a chance. He’s not Freddie Roach, he’s the joke coach Roach, that’s who he is."
Following Cotto's TKO win over Sergio Martinez in June, Roach stated at the post-fight press conference that Cotto would knock Floyd out in the rematch. Mayweather Sr. feels Roach is overrating Cotto's win over Martinez, because the Argentine boxer was dealing with injuries and coming back from a long layoff.
"Oh come on, that’s the craziest sh*t he’s ever said in his life. Let him fight Alvarez and see if can get past Alvarez, that’s who he needs to beat. There’s no big deal about that guy that he beat, it’s not no big thing that Cotto beat Martinez," Mayweather Sr. said.
"Are you serious? Are you telling me Floyd couldn’t whoop [Martinez]? That guy's whole damn body was torn up, that guy had two knee surgeries. The guy had a shoulder injury, the guy had injuries, his hand was soft and messed up. Everything was wrong with that man.
"The man had been out for a year and a half. Everything was against him, there was nothing that he had that was in his corner. Who couldn’t whoop a guy like that? That would have been an easy one for Floyd. Floyd could have took that and been the middleweight champion."