January 10th, 2011 By Pedro FernandezTHE MOUTH THAT ROARED IS IN TROUBLE!
Dubai, Arab Emirates- Every since I’ve known Floyd Mayweather Sr., and that goes back some 30 years or so, he was always a “weird” guy. And when I mean weird, what I’m referring to his always trying to do his best to be an asshole of with a big mouth. As a fighter, I watched Ray Leonard beat him when Ray was climbing the 147 lb. ladder. All in all, Floyd Sr. was world class, but in the mode of “fringe” contender. He retired from boxing and within a few years was he was hustling rocks, meaning the elder Mayweather was a “mid level” drug dealer. When he tried to move up with a big score, Sr. was nailed in a multi-state drug trafficking charge that put him in Federal Prison for several years.
FAILED TO WIN THE BIG ONES!
When it comes to training fighters, Floyd has trained Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, to name just two of the several mean he was worked with in the last decade or so. A good motivator, a decent teacher, the problem some fighters had with Floyd while working with was his big mouth and that he would yell (berate) them in training. At the end of the day, Floyd got his fighters in good condition. Although Floyd is lauded as one the better conditioners in boxing, his success rate in big fights was dismal.
TRACK RECORD AT THE TOP NOT GOOD!
Oscar De La Hoya lost under Floyd, as did Ricky Hatton, who was beaten on like a drum by Manny Pacquiao. Mayweathar’s game plan, according to Floyd, Ricky abandoned it after the first bell rang. Mayweather’s had some success, but when it comes to “bringing, or raising” a fighter to the level of the upper echelon, he’s failed.
NOW HEATH ISSUES LIMIT HIS GYM WORK
Mayweather Sr. was always good on the “punch mitts.” Granted, there was a lot of theater involved, but he would keep his guys working the entire three minutes. That is no longer the case, as Floyd starts coughing heavily, thus the mitt work is suspended until he catches his breath. This “lung condition” might have something to do with the fact the elder Floyd did a lot of Cocaine, a good portion of which he either free based (smoking pure Cocaine) or smoked Crack. The fall out is that fighters are no longer asking for Floyd to work with them as word has gotten out about his breathing difficulties.
IS IT C.O.P.D.?
More people die from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease than do Cancer from smoking. It is a malady that destroys the lungs over time. My mother died from COPD in 2006. She died a horrible death. Bottom line, COPD will eventually kill you.