Floyd Mayweather Sr. chats with Michael Woods on #KovalevPascal, Mayweather fighting Pacquiao & more
Jan 26 2015 8:17 PM
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TheSweetScience.com editor Michael Woods, chats with Floyd Mayweather Sr. about the upcoming Kovalev vs. Pascal fight, the possibility of Floyd Mayweather Jr. fighting Manny Pacquiao and more…

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deepwater2 says:

The poor man is not what he once was. Kinda feel bad for old Floyd. He doesn't even know the name of the guy he is training.
Editor mike should be a diplomat. Instead of asking Floyd Sr about the drug accusation he did a nice pivot to try and keep another defamation suit away from the old man.

stormcentre says:

I think he did well to not break out in laughter . . . waiting for the cogs inside Floyd Sr. mind to chose a gear to think and recall in; as all the, “I'm gunna tell ya right here” and “that's what I'm trying ta tell ya”'s were spat out.

Surprisingly and perhaps unintentionally humorous.

amayseng says:

Is the damage from boxing? I don't recall him taking beatings or being in wars in the ring.

I am guessing it is the everlasting effects of a once druggie.

yomi says:

God alone knows how he's able to communicate with the boxers that he trains …

Radam G says:

That was an eight-minute interview that should have taken a full minute and a half. Big Floyd is really slow nowadays. He is going to be messed up if Floyd Jr dances with Da Manny and get knocked da double fudge out.

All this talk about Da Manny being on dat syet and no longer kayoing people will halt. Money May will get kayoed. Holla!

brownsugar says:

At this point I don't really care who wins, I just want to see the fight. May the best man win in an honest, fairly officiated and regulated contest, that's it.

Floyd would still be one of my favorites regardless how the eventual results turned out. This is just a sports, a contest to see who the best is, which is the only purpose of Sports. Not some life altering traumatizing tragedy where the loser becomes a mental and physical paraplegic. You lose or win and move on, I'm sure both fighters will be successful in there post fight career. If Floyd has taken ownership of the idea the fight is going to happen, and has accepted the reality that he will be in against a highly favored and exceptional opponent it will bring out his best, because Floyd is not going to enter the ring trying to survive.

Watch Floyd against Cotto. a relatively close and competitive fight at 154. No catch weight, no excuses. Floyd fought Cotto all the way to the final bell…. knowing how important it was to finish strong and not allow Cotto the possiblilty of receiving the verdict. He didn't fight like a guy who had the judges in his pocket. I think it will be the same with Pac. The longer the fight sits on the shelf, the less chance Floyd has of obtaining the victory. He did the same against Canelo, although he won by a far larger margin and took the last round off…. Right now I have this fight dead even, a 50-50 contest.

brownsugar says:

Regarding Floyd Senior… The man has serious issues retrieving the proper words from his vocabulary and placing them in the correct context(and syntax) of his conversation. He still knows what he's trying to say but has difficulty locating the right words.

This is a memory impairment issue……. and not so much a cognitive one. Thankfully boxing is one the few sports that can be taught with body language. Especially after the student gets used to interpreting the coaches body language.

A lot of people suffer from the same type of memory disorder that May weather does…… Of course a history of using illegal substances and getting hit has to contribute to his current condition.

But the fact that Floyd Senior loves the lime lite and is very socially active person……contributes to the fact that he will be way more productive and live a much more satisfying life than if he shunned the world and lived like a hermit.

Guys like Floyd needs to keep giving their slow rambling interviews to increase the longevity of what little short and longterm memory they have left.

brownsugar says:

Thanks RG, I always feel better when I get your approval. to his family Floyd Senior probably seems perfectly normal.

Pazuzu says:

Floyd Sr: …he beat the sh1t outta Manny

Woodsy: heh, you mean 'the heck.'

Floyd Sr.: the sh1t…

Woodsy: the heck…

Floyd Sr.: Naw. THE SH1T.

———–

Ha! Classic! I almost fell out of my chair.

Papa Floyd's still got it.

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=brownsugar;75347]Regarding Floyd Senior… The man has serious issues retrieving the proper words from his vocabulary and placing them in the correct context(and syntax) of his conversation. He still knows what he's trying to say but has difficulty locating the right words.

This is a memory impairment issue……. and not so much a cognitive one. Thankfully boxing is one the few sports that can be taught with body language. Especially after the student gets used to interpreting the coaches body language.

A lot of people suffer from the same type of memory disorder that May weather does…… Of course a history of using illegal substances and getting hit has to contribute to his current condition.

But the fact that Floyd Senior loves the lime lite and is very socially active person……contributes to the fact that he will be way more productive and live a much more satisfying life than if he shunned the world and lived like a hermit.

Guys like Floyd needs to keep giving their slow rambling interviews to increase the longevity of what little short and longterm memory they have left.[/QUOTE]

Nice stuff. And you are right. The longer Pops Joy Mays verbally engage, the longer that he will be on the rambling interview stage. Once he shuts down, the fat lady sings. And he will joins the ranks of the none-communicating ding-a-lings. Holla!

stormcentre says:

[QUOTE=brownsugar;75239]At this point I don't really care who wins, I just want to see the fight. May the best man win in an honest, fairly officiated and regulated contest, that's it.

Floyd would still be one of my favorites regardless how the eventual results turned out. This is just a sports, a contest to see who the best is, which is the only purpose of Sports. Not some life altering traumatizing tragedy where the loser becomes a mental and physical paraplegic. You lose or win and move on, I'm sure both fighters will be successful in there post fight career. If Floyd has taken ownership of the idea the fight is going to happen, and has accepted the reality that he will be in against a highly favored and exceptional opponent it will bring out his best, because Floyd is not going to enter the ring trying to survive.

Watch Floyd against Cotto. a relatively close and competitive fight at 154. No catch weight, no excuses. Floyd fought Cotto all the way to the final bell…. knowing how important it was to finish strong and not allow Cotto the possiblilty of receiving the verdict. He didn't fight like a guy who had the judges in his pocket. I think it will be the same with Pac. The longer the fight sits on the shelf, the less chance Floyd has of obtaining the victory. He did the same against Canelo, although he won by a far larger margin and took the last round off…. Right now I have this fight dead even, a 50-50 contest.[/QUOTE]

Good post

stormcentre says:

Yes, I guess you have to take it all into consideration.

Floyd Sr. probably didn't hang around school too long and learn language and grammar like a lawyer does.

Add age and drugs to the equation.

And the pugilistic aspect of mental development.

Stress of his life over the years.

And any other medical condition he has.

And it's all understandable.

I mean these guys – not unlike some Scotts, Irish, and Aussies – talk in a pretty heavy slang anyway.

So, they're usually pretty hard to understand unless they talk slow; which luckily Floyd Sr. does.

At least he's not getting subtitled like Toney (yet).

stormcentre says:

[QUOTE=Pazuzu;75390]Floyd Sr: …he beat the sh1t outta Manny

Woodsy: heh, you mean 'the heck.'

Floyd Sr.: the sh1t…

Woodsy: the heck…

Floyd Sr.: Naw. THE SH1T.

———–

Ha! Classic! I almost fell out of my chair.

Papa Floyd's still got it.[/QUOTE]

How hard did Woodsy have to work to get Pops off of the PED issue?

Pops was like a dog to a bone with that one.

Floyd Jr. would have loved him for that.