Mayweather vs Canelo: Roger Mayweather dismisses Canelo sparring talk

Roger Mayweather and Nate Jones shrug off talk of Canelo Alvarez demolishing his sparring partners ahead of September 14.

Last week, Golden Boy's Eric Gomez told the media that Canelo Alvarez had reportedly been busting up his sparring partners in Mexico, injuring and knocking them out. The claims were mostly shrugged off, because it's just sparring, and that's basically what Roger Mayweather and Nate Jones of Team Mayweather told Chris Robinson in the interview above. Here's a transcript:

Chris Robinson, HustleBoss.com

There's a report on BoxingScene that Canelo is destroying his sparring partners, like, that he said--

Roger Mayweather

What sparring partners? Who? Who is he boxing?

Chris Robinson, HustleBoss.com

So you're not impressed by that?

Roger Mayweather

Who is he boxing?

Chris Robinson, HustleBoss.com

I don't know the names.

Roger Mayweather

You don't know just like I don't know. So a bunch of motherfuckers that don't mean nothing don't mean anything. He ain't -- hey, the motherfucker he's supposed to destroy is the motherfucker he's gonna fight. The rest of that shit don't mean nothing. Ain't none of them guys as good as Floyd. No matter how good he believes they is, ain't none of them guys can beat Floyd.

Chris Robinson, HustleBoss.com

Leonard Ellerbe was on Twitter and he said with Floyd, we get guys who are durable, guys who can really give us work. Is that the key to sparring, you feel, to get guys who can push you?

Roger Mayweather

Floyd's got to have guys that press him. Press him. Make him think. That was the key about boxing. You get the right guys to press him. Keep him thinking. Don't let him relax. That's what the key is.

Chris Robinson, HustleBoss.com

So if Canelo is destroying these guys, it's not gonna do him any good, you feel?

Roger Mayweather

Well, who's the guy?

Chris Robinson, HustleBoss.com

I don't know the names of the guys.

Roger Mayweather

What, is he knocking out his mama's boyfriend? Who the fuck is that? Hey, all I know is what they say. I don't know what he do. All I hear is what he say. Listen, any time you knock out a bunch of motherfuckers you don't even know their name, who in the fuck is that? Watch this. Watch what happens. Ask (Nate Jones) that and what he say. You'll see what he say and how fighters think alike.

(to Nate Jones) They say Canelo is knocking out sparring partners. I said, who the fuck is the sparring partner?

Chris Robinson, HustleBoss.com

What do you think about that, the sparring partner rumor that Canelo's destroying these guys?

Nate Jones

He can do that, because there ain't no sparring partner like what he's gonna face in the fight.

Roger Mayweather

What I just told you?

Nate Jones

He's facing the truth.

Roger Mayweather

I told you, sparring partners don't mean shit. Listen, he can knock out a whole bunch of motherfuckers that ain't nobody. That don't mean nothing. He fighting the real deal. That's what he's doing.

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