Floyd wants to be 'top notch' boxing trainer
MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes he can follow the footsteps of his father and uncles and one day become a “top notch” boxing trainer.
Mayweather, the current pound-for-pound king, was born into a family of boxers and his father, Floyd Sr., and uncles Roger and Jeff all became respected trainers after hanging up their gloves.
“I like to multi-task – being a promoter, being a fighter and being a trainer,” Mayweather said in an interview with Boxing Scene.
“I think someday, I can be a top notch trainer in the sport, but like I said, I can multi-task,” he added. “I love it. I eat, sleep and drink boxing.”
But it looks like the 36-year-old Mayweather is not thinking of becoming a trainer full time just yet, as he recently signed a 30-month, six-fight contract with cable network Showtime/CBS.
“I’m ready to go out there and perform and I want to show the fans that I still have a lot left,” he said.
“I want to stay active. I haven’t really been active,” said Mayweather, who has only fought four times since 2009. “I want to continue to go out there and dominate.”
“(I want to) continue to take my skills to the next level and show the world that Floyd Mayweather is still the best, and go down as the best fighter who ever lived. That has always been the ultimate goal.”
Mayweather, who is looking to fight twice in 2013, returns to the ring on May 4 against interim WBC welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a match to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“Robert Guerrero is a young, hungry lion. He has done something thus far to get to this point, so we’re going to see what he has,” Mayweather said of his opponent.