LAS VEGAS – As his famous son continues to keep a subdued image leading to his all-important battle against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Sr. remains on the offensive and persists on preaching about the ‘Money Man’ winning by knockout on Saturday night.
Dishing off a specially made poem impromptu-style before mediamen, Floyd Sr. said the highly-anticipated welterweight showdown between two of the biggest superstars in boxing today will end up as terribly one-sided in favor of his unbeaten son.
“Whatever happens on Saturday, it’s going to be one-sided. It’s going to be one-sided he’s going to sleep. Good night,” the former boxer turned trainer said, waxing poetic.
He also belittled Pacquiao’s noted punching prowess, implying the power of the Filipino is just overrated despite seeing first-hand how the Pacman destroyed his former protégée Ricky Hatton inside two rounds during their light-welterweight title fight in 2009 with one of the most devastating knockout punches seen in boxing history.
“Pacquiao doesn’t have it,” he said. “Everybody can say what they want to say. I’ve said it before, Pacquiao can’t punch. I’m not worried about it. I’m going to have Floyd walk him down.”
Floyd Jr. however, maintained a low profile three days before staking his unbeaten record of 47-0 against the most dangerous opponent he will be facing in the ring.
“This fight is about one fighter who is at the top fighting another fighter who is at the top. It’s about giving you guys excitement,” said the 38-year-old Mayweather. “We don’t know how this fight is going to play out, but I believe in my skills. I believe I am going to be victorious.”
But his father would hear none of it, predicting a knockout win for his son.
And to stress his point, Floyd Sr. capped his short time on stage by reciting a poem he especially composed for the Fight of the Century, and specifically directed at Pacquiao.
“He’s the man, he’s going to make a plan to put you on your pants,” Floyd Sr. recited, “I think of the last shot with the Pacman on the floor.”