Roger Mayweather was the main guest once again on Sunday night’s, Boxing Truth Radio Show with Ricardo Louis.
The big topic of the show was a recent video interview of Floyd Mayweather Jr, in which he commented that he plans on taking some time off from boxing. The interview, which was recorded during Floyd Jr’s charity appearance for the Make-A-Wish foundation, has caused a great deal of confusion.
Armando Carral’s wish of meeting his favorite boxer was granted by Mayweather on Wednesday. Armando is a 17 year old boy who is suffering from Hodgkin’s disease.
A reporter who interviewed Mayweather said, “Now I asked Armando, ‘Hey Armando, who do you want to see Floyd Mayweather fight,’ and guess what he said.”
“Well you know, at this particular time, Floyd Mayweather is taking a…uh probably a year off…a couple of years off from the sport of boxing,” Floyd Mayweather Jr. said. “I don’t really know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather at this particular time but, you know, I’ll probably take a couple years off.”
The reporter then replied, “He said he wants to see you fight Pacquiao”.
“Umm, like I said before, I’m taking a couple years off,” Mayweather reiterated.
When The Boxing Truth confronted Roger Mayweather about the statement made by his nephew, he denied that Floyd was planning any such haitus.
“Why would a guy turn back to boxing if he’s gonna step off another two years?” Roger asked. “Two more years to do what, when you can make 100 million (explitive) dollars?”
When asked about a Sergio Martinez fight he expressed no interest.
“If the fight don’t make no money it don’t make no sense.”
“The biggest fight out there for Floyd is Manny Pacquiao,” Said Roger Mayweather. “The reasonable fight for Floyd is Manny Pacquiao, because that’s the fight that makes sense, and that’s the fight that people want to see.”
Roger once again went on to say that Filipino soldiers of the past used what he refers to as “A-Side meth”, and that Pacquiao is on the same thing.
“Pacquiao on that A-side meth,” Mayweather said. “American soldiers was shooting them (explitive) with 22s and them (explitive) weren’t even fallin’ down.”
He claimed that Shane Mosley’s lackluster performance against Floyd Jr. was due to the drug testing prodedures which eliminated any possibility of him using any form of performance enhancing drugs to prepare for the fight.
“The minute they take that (expletive) out of Pacquiao, Pacquiao gonna get his (explitive) knocked out too,” Mayweather said.
Whether Roger Mayweather actually believes the nonsense he spews forth, or if he only makes such statements simply to create more controversy is anybody’s guess. One thing is for certain; his statements are so far-fetched that they border on being delusional.
Ok. So maybe cross the border.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao (Fan Art / Shaun Vincenti)
Boxing fan, Jason Harris, of Garfield never believed Floyd Mayweather’s comments of retirement in the first place.
“He’s just playing with Pacquiao. If he really does retire, he’s just confirming that he doesn’t want to fight Pac,” Harris said. “I wouldn’t put too much stock in Mayweather saying he’s taking a couple years off.”
As Roger Mayweather vehemently denied that Floyd Jr. was serious about retirement, it appears Harris’s skepticism is warranted and fans have more reason than ever to believe that the mega-match will indeed come to fruition.
Judging from everything that Roger Mayweather said, he seems to fully believe that the fight will happen, but who knows what might come next.
When it comes to the Mayweathers, it’s best to always expect the unexpected.
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