In about a half-dozen interviews, Freddie Roach has been openly critical of Floyd Sr. as a trainer, and seemingly attempting to get him riled up. It hasn't worked. In fact, in an interview wit Yahoo Sports, Floyd Sr. is saying that everything he needs to say will be shown during the fight.
"He's not going to get under my skin now," Mayweather Sr. said of Roach. "I've got the right thing to do now. I don't have anything to say. All I can say is that after this fight, he ain't going to be getting no more accolades or awards or whatever else they're giving out. He won't be a part of none of that."
This reflects a rather reserved side of Floyd Sr. that most fans haven't seen from him over the many years. On top of his training resume, he's also particularly well known for being flamboyant and outspoken. I mean, how many times did he and Ruben Guerrero nearly get into a brawl during the Mayweather-Guerrero build-up?! Yet when the press conference was held to announce Mayweather-Pacquiao, Floyd Sr. never even went up to the podium to utter a word.
Now, Floyd Sr., in laid back fashion, is saying that despite all the misinformation being spread by Pacquiao's camp, about Floyd getting handled in sparring sessions, none of that means anything. He thinks they are just trying to talk themselves into winning the fight, which won't happen.
Floyd Sr. then went on to say he's satisfied with what he's accomplished during his training career and after finishing these last two fights with his son, he plans on walking off into the sunset...
"Right now, today, even before this fight happens, I don't need to work no more right now," he said. "We got this fight and then another fight, and I'm going to be honest with you. I don't think I'm going to be around the game that long no more. It will be pretty much the right time when my son gets through."
"See, a lot of people think I'm just going to keep on training and training, but man, I've done my job. I plain went out and done my job. If I don't make another champion, I've done what I'm supposed to do."
Floyd Sr. has been such a main staple and character in the boxing community for so many years it's a little hard for me to picture the landscape with him - and his poems, however recycled they may be. I would agree with the man though, he never received many awards for his work, but he's certainly accomplished enough to walk away more than satisfied.