Floyd Mayweather Jr. credits once estranged father for his boxing longevity

Mayweather not ready to hang ’em up

was holding his son during the shooting incident to ensure he was not hit in the face or upper body – a move that he believes saved his life. “I wasn’t going to put that baby down,” Floyd Sr. told the Los Angeles Times in 2012. “I didn’t want to die. It wasn’t about putting my son in the line of fire.

“But emotion and conflict, it’s good.” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) will turn 23 on July 18 and is seen by some as boxing’s next great star. Alvarez told reporters he’s “visualized” the possible passing of the torch and is planning to huddle with past Mayweather opponents De La Hoya and Shane Mosley while training in Big Bear “to formulate a game plan.” “I’m ready for it. I assure you I’m not going to lose,” he said. But Mayweather, 36, wanted it known the kid hasn’t carried his own big pay-per-view event yet (the Mayweather-De La Hoya fight had 2.5 million buys) and he hasn’t beaten 10 former world champions either. “He’s so big, such a super-hero in boxing?” Mayweather asked.

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vs Canelo Alvarez who made who popular. Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez who made who popular. July 7, 2013 by Staff Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) World Champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes that he and his team have a lot to do with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarezs popularity in the United States by letting Canelo tag along on his undercards for the past couple of years. By allowing the 22-year-old Canelo Alvarez fight on his undercards, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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14.Tags: Boxing , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Canelo Alvarez Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. said on Monday that he might not be done with boxing upon the completion of the 30-month deal with Showtime/CBS that he signed earlier this year for up to six fights. “After my five more fights, guess what? I think after (getting to) 49-0 we may stay in this sport a little longer.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez who made who popular.


Alvarez has been picking De La Hoya’s brain about fighting Mayweather, and the former champion believes the young star has a few advantages – including youth – he didn’t have. “I used reckless pressure and he’s going to use smart pressure,” De La Hoya said. “That’s what going to be the difference. … And I have three letters for (Alvarez): jab.” Each fighter took a stroll down a makeshift red carpet leading to the dais with pops of confetti marking their entrances.


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