Floyd Mayweather Sr has responded to Freddie Roach’s recent comments and made some crude remarks as the war of words continues between the two camps.
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Roach, the trainer of Manny Pacquiao, has insisted in recent weeks that he believes his fighter is the better boxer and that they have a plan in place to avoid the traps set by Mayweather Jr on May 2 in Las Vegas and to go on and win the bout.
The future Hall of Famer also added that he believes Mayweather is a natural fighter and is self-made, so essentially neither his father nor his uncle could have taught him much during his career as he displays an ability to adjust in fights depending on the opponent.
Those comments didn’t go down well with Mayweather Sr, who has understandably reacted to them but has unnecessarily brought Roach’s ill-health into the conversation after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
“We were enjoying a beautiful day until we heard what Freddie ‘The Joke Coach’ Roach had to say,” Mayweather Sr said, according to Sky Sports.
“Freddie, you have the problem, not me. Why are you not training all of your fighters anymore? Why do other people have to hold the mitts and speak for you.
“How can you be a trainer when you can’t even hold the mitts. Nobody knows what you’re saying anyway. You have others talking for you and holding the mitts for you.
“Manny don’t know if you’re talking about boxing or talking about taking a walk in the store.”
Mayweather Sr added that he was the “master in the corner” and is confident that he will have the bigger influence on the fight in May.
The two camps have been at war for a number of years which has forced negotiations to break down over what will be the biggest fight in boxing history.
However, it is understood that the ill-feeling has even spread to the fighters as reports from both training camps suggest that they are more focused and ruthless now compared to their preparations for previous fights.