Floyd Sr.: Pacquiao won the fight
|Boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., father of unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.|
MANILA, Philippines – Count boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., father of unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., among those who are unconvinced with Timothy Bradley Jr.’s decision victory over Filipino icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
Mayweather Sr. attended the bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, a match which saw Pacquiao drop his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship to Bradley after losing via split decision.
“I didn’t score the fight, I can just tell you. I knew Pacquiao won. I felt he won the fight. I felt like there was a gap, where you could see who was winning,” Floyd Sr. told ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto.
“I thought Tim Bradley put up one helluva fight, but I didn’t think he won the fight,” he added.
Mayweather Jr. is currently serving an 87-day jail sentence for a guilty plea to a 2010 domestic violence charge and reportedly did not watch the fight.
Even with Pacquiao’s loss, Mayweather Sr. believes a potential mega-fight between his son and the Filipino boxer will be as big as ever.
“When they are getting ready to fight, it’s going to be as big as ever anyway. When they fight, it’s going to be the biggest ever,” he said.
“I say when, because there’s a good possibility that the fight will take place,” he added.
Pacquiao lost with scores of 115-113 (Jerry Roth) and 113-115 (Duane Ford and CJ Ross).
The Filipino icon looked shocked following the bout and insisted that he was the winner.
Bradley, who extended his winning streak to 29 fights, said he will be willing to give Pacquiao a rematch on November 10.