LAS VEGAS – This one’s a case of father knows best.
Although he respects any decision to be made by his famous son Floyd Mayweather Jr., trainer Floyd Sr. wants his namesake to finally think about hanging up his gloves after his 12-round showdown against Manny Pacquiao this Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).
“I think he should retire,” said the flamboyant former boxer turned trainer, heading to the biggest challenge his son is facing in his 19-year career.
The 38-year-old former Olympian carries a perfect record of 47-0 (26 KOs), which he hopes to sustain by beating Pacquiao in their 12-round title match that’s projected to rake in the biggest earnings ever in boxing history.
But Floyd Sr. warns some good things never last.
“If he sticks around, somebody is going to get you sooner or later,” said the elder Mayweather, who retired in 1990 with a ring record of 28-6-1, with 17 KOs.
That somebody, however, is not going to be Pacquiao, said Floyd Sr. who believes the Filipino ring hero will be dominated and easily defeated by the younger Mayweather.
“To be honest with you, it’s not going to be much of a fight,” he said. “This fight has already been won. We can beat Manny any day, any time, any year, any moment.”
And in as much as his son is considered as the best fighter today, pound-for-pound, it follows that he’s also the best trainer in the world right now.
“I’m the best, I must confess. And all the rest, there’s no contest,” he said in a rhythmic tone.