J. Mayweather: Roach Blew Smoke Up Everybody's Ass

By Edward Chaykovsky

Trainer Jeff Mayweather is very proud of the recent performance by his nephew, WBC/WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who earlier this month won a solid twelve round unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Jeff says the performance poked holes in the pre-fight banter by Freddie Roach, who trains Manny Pacquiao. Roach claimed Mayweather's legs were shot and the boxer was no longer capable of moving around the ring.

"I thought it was a brilliant performance. He didn’t give himself as much credit as he should have. I thought he fought a great fight. I thought he kept the fight at the center of the ring, he fought real smart. He didn’t let Maidana get his punches off and he would grab Maidana and Maidana couldn’t get anything off," Jeff told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"Once Floyd knew the fight was pretty much in the bag — which I thought he won ten out of twelve rounds — he showed everybody that he still has his legs and Freddie Roach is just blowing smoke up everybody’s ass."

Jeff said the expectations for Mayweather to perform are so high that anything less than a dominating win is frowned upon.

"The thing is this, the expectations for Floyd are beyond reality. Floyd is used to dominating everybody and that’s what he did. Floyd’s human, he’s like everybody else, he gets hit. He got caught clean with a big shot and it hurt him, fortunately it was at the end of the bell," Jeff said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 09-30-2014

[QUOTE=Reloaded;14985201]Just put the clip up and prove me wrong , Maidana came forward with a bomb and Floyd stepped forward right into it , put the dam clip up and cut your BS .[/QUOTE] And before all of that was…

Comment by Marvellous1 on 09-28-2014

Anyway, the point Jeff made and is the poignant one, is that when Mayweather stands and fights, it's because Maidana made him (according to Maidana's fans and plenty of others). Then plenty latch onto Roach's stupid: "His legs are gone"…

Comment by Marvellous1 on 09-28-2014

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;14985107]IMO Maidana did as well in the 2nd fight as he did in the first, maybe better. It's just that Floydie had his Bayless Insurance Policy in effect and didn't get penalized for holding like he SHOULD have for BLATANT…

Comment by brickcityboxing on 09-28-2014

[QUOTE=boxingfan4life;14984888]That was the only flush shot that Maidana landed in the whole fight. So if he had the gloves you wanted him to wear it still wouldn't have made a difference. You still have to land for your punch to…

Comment by Reloaded on 09-28-2014

[QUOTE=Mr. Punch-Out!!;14984904]Dude, why do you think his back was facing the ropes? Floyd was backing up and threw a punch but instead, ended up getting countered as Maidana was coming forward. You'd know that if you saw that part.[/QUOTE] Just…

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