J. Mayweather: Boxing....Furthest Thing From Floyd's Mind

By Chris Robinson

The boxing world is completely consumed with this Saturday night's showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley. Set to take place inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, the fight may not quite be as 'super' as some recent blockbusters but you can't name a bigger event thus far in 2011.
I've been getting predictions on the big fight from a wide array of characters in the sport and before dozing off I decided to hit up trainer Jeff Mayweather to get his take. Mayweather sees Mosley as far from finished and seems to be intrigued by the possibility of Shane landing a bomb on Pacquiao, who has never shown defense to be his trademark.
"It's an interesting fight," said Jeff. "I'm like everyone else, I lean towards Pacquiao, but I feel that Mosley is a very live underdog and I feel that if Mosley can catch my nephew, probably the best defense fighter on the planet right now, he should be able to catch Manny Pacquiao, who has no defense. If he catches Manny like he did Floyd, he has a great chance of pulling off the upset, and there have been a lot of upsets lately."
When it comes the Pacquiao, the Mayweather family, including Jeff's brothers Roger and Floyd Sr. as well as his nephew Floyd, have all been critical in the past and shown their curiosity towards the eight-division champion possibly using performance enhancing drugs to boost his accomplishments. The backlash to the Mayweather's words has been notable and I tried to change things up by asking Jeff what positives he saw in Pacquiao.
"Don't get me wrong, I don't have on Manny," Jeff insisted. "It's just that most of the time I am just having to defend my nephew against Manny because people act like Manny is God. But Manny's a good fighter. He has good speed and he has good power. The only real Achilles heel I see in him is that he does get hit and hit a lot. But offensively he's a beast, he's a monster for anybody."
People would love to see Floyd Jr. back inside of the ring and sure enough, some rumors have been running rampant about him possibly returning to fight in August at Cowboys Stadium. But just as a recent interview with Ben Thompson shows, boxing is not on Floyd's agenda for the moment.
"To be honest I don't even know if that's true because I talked to Floyd and basically it's like boxing is the furthest thing from his mind. We talked about everything else except boxing. I'm not sure what is going on. I'm just like everyone else, I'm sitting on the edge of the seat waiting to see what's going to happen."

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 Fighting Pride on 05-05-2011

Pacquiao scared the boxing out out of him. Hell he scared the man out of little Floyd. Floyd is watching the Lady Gaga concert. lol. Nothing against Lady Gaga and her fans, most of them being gay, I doubt too…

Comment by boracay420 on 05-04-2011

[IMG][/IMG] Floyd is now the unofficial promoter of Lady Gaga

Comment by Spray_resistant on 05-04-2011

This site posts more and more spam all of the time, like this is news and really required a thread to be made........

Comment by DeadScared on 05-04-2011

Floyd doesn't want to watch it or think about it. He wants no part of it. He thinks it's the furthest thing from his mind yet he's so scared about it. He's so scared about somebody he calls the biatch!!!

Comment by NinjaMan! on 05-04-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;10477292]pacquiao doesn't really get hit cleanly that much. the only reason it appears like he gets hit so many times on compubox is because he stands there covered completely up in a shell - so it's not like he's taking…

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