Mayweather vs Canelo: Floyd Sr guarantees a knockout win

Floyd Mayweather Sr talks with SB Nation's Luke Thomas about the fight on Saturday with Canelo Alvarez, and guarantees a knockout victory for his son.

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"Luke Thomas with SB Nation here in Las Vegas, Nevada, literally in the lobby of the MGM Grand Garden Arena here on Wednesday with the man, the myth, the legend, Floyd Mayweather Sr. Floyd, let's talk a little technique. Two things are being promoted by Canelo supporters they said will have an impact on the fight, one of which is the jab, and the other is the body punching. To what extent in your mind are either of those a legitimate threat?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"None."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"Why?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"None."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"Is there any particular aspect of his game that you've noticed, OK, he is good at that, he can do that?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"I'm gonna be honest with you, man. I think you know what time it is as well. You know what it's gonna be. Canelo come here to get his ass whooped, for real. I'm just saying that whatever he do good, he might do that with someone else, but he can't do that with Floyd."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"Do you believe he'll pursue a more disciplined game plan where he'll wait until the later rounds, or is he gonna try to crowd like Cotto?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"He ain't gonna do no disciplined game, man. The man ain't even got his weight off yet. He ain't got all his weight off yet!"

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"He told me he was 154 this morning."

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"154?! What he gonna do with the two more pounds he got?"

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"He can cut it."

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"Well, he can cut it."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"What is Floyd Jr's weight at right now, do you know?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"He don't have a weight problem. He could eat and still come here and weigh 149."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"Do you believe the hype behind Canelo is just totally manufactured, you don't buy the Austin Trout win as a turning point in his career?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"Man, I don't buy none of that, man. I been in boxing all my life, man. And I trained my son all my life, I know about boxing. All that Trout stuff, man, that Trout thing, that's the main thing that's gonna get him caught up. That Trout thing."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"How do you mean?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"Because we seen it with our own eyes! The truth is what it is, you can't change that. That fight, you could have called that fight a draw if you want to. Only thing I'm gonna tell you is that, only thing that won that fight for him is that he dropped Trout once. I think that's the biggest edge that he got, and the fight was still close, so... I know good and well, Floyd fighting Trout? Psh. What is nothing? It will be the same way with this man right here."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"Just a couple more questions and we'll let you go. What about the idea that De La Hoya sort of set the blueprint but came just shy, and that Canelo make the adjustments to the blueprint--"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"I'm just repeating what I hear!"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"Look, man, I trained De La Hoya for seven years myself. De La Hoya don't know shit about what to tell -- I was gonna say Alvarez, but anybody. How you gonna tell somebody somethin' when you got your own butt whooped?"

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"The argument, though, is that it was a split decision, so he came close at least in theory."

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"First of all, they say it was a split decision. I was there. A lot of people disagreed with that. But so far -- they was gonna do the fight over, and the rematch never took place, though. Like I said, it's a win. More of his people was there than my peoples."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"I know you said it doesn't matter what Canelo's gonna do, because Mayweather's going to adjust one way or the other. But if you had to predict specifically, what do you think Canelo's going to do? What strategy will he at least try to employ?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"Get knocked out."

Luke Thomas, SB Nation

"OK, what round?"

Floyd Mayweather Sr

"More than likely it'll be a later round. But I'm gonna tell you what he's gonna get knocked out with. If he don't get knocked out to the head, he'll get knocked out to the body. I guarantee you."

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Transcribed by Scott Christ.

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