By Carlos Boogs, Ryan Burton
Floyd Mayweather Sr., father and trainer of former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs), believes his son would do a real number on Manny Pacquiao if a rematch comes together.
Two weeks ago, Pacquiao returned to the ring and dominated Jessie Vargas over twelve round to capture the WBO welterweight title at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Mayweather Jr. made an unexpected appearance at the venue and sat ringside. Afterwards, he praised Pacquiao's win. Mayweather's appearance at the venue has created immediate speculation that a rematch is certainly on the menu for 2017.
Floyd Sr. watched the fight as well and he was not impressed with Pacquiao's performance.
"Believe anything that you want to believe, but sh*t will probably be worse this time than it was the last time. What I seen [against Vargas] was nothing. That was nothing," Floyd Sr. said.
"You want my honest opinion? I think he would beat his ass right now without no kind of sparring. And I will tell you, because if he don't do it that way he might go kill his ass this time."
Mayweather Jr., who retired last September from the sport, was recently sparring with Thomas Dulorme at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Reportedly he looked very good.
"What you seen down there was nothing compared to a fight. For a fight Floyd will be running every day, training every day, sparring every day, jumping rope every day. He would be doing all these things every day. When Floyd gets in shape, Floyd gets in shape," Floyd Sr. said.
Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, believes his fighter would win a rematch - setting up the perfect scenario for a trilogy fight.
And Floyd Sr.'s response to that?
"Look man, Freddie Roach don't sh*t about boxing," Floyd Sr. said.