"I Don't Think Pacquiao Is a Good Fighter": Floyd Mayweather Sr.

8count NewsContributor IMay 8, 2009

Original article by Peter Czymbor for 8countnews.com



Floyd Sr.: “Do I think Freddie Roach is a good trainer? No.”


Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. joined the worlds largest boxing podcast recently. He discussed his fighter, Ricky Hatton, being KO’d within two rounds by Manny Pacquiao last Saturday, the tension within Hatton’s camp leading up to the fight, a potential showdown between his son Floyd Jr. and Pacquiao and his thoughts on opposing trainer Freddie Roach following the fight.


In this exclusive interview. Mayweather claims that Hatton not following their game plan and training on the side with Team Hatton member Lee Beard are to blame for the loss.


“You got to listen to your corner, simple as that. And like I said once before there was turmoil in the camp,” Mayweather says.


According to Mayweather, the turmoil was Lee Beard giving Hatton additional training sessions outside of theirs.


He goes on to explain the turmoil saying, “It showed up in the fight. Not because of me. It showed u in the fight because he had another person training him when I wasn’t around and sometimes when I was around.”


“He guided Ricky in the wrong way," says Mayweather.


On the topic of a Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao clash down the road, he favors his son to win and even goes as far as saying that, "I don’t think Manny Pacquiao is a good fighter."


On the topic of Pacquaio trainer Freddie Roach who he has referred to in interviews as Freddie “The Joke Coach” Roach and "The Cocharoach," he talks about the respect he has for Roach putting all his effort into boxing despite suffering from Parkinson’s disease, much like Mayweather trains fighters while ailing from sarcoidosis.


However, he then adds.


“Do I think Freddie Roach is a good trainer? No.”