Floyd Sr. won't be surprised if Maidana is DQ'd
Outspoken boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. will not be surprised if Argentina's Marcos Maidan winds up getting disqualified in his rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September because of his roughhousing tactics.
Floyd Sr. has not minced his words when discussing the first fight between his son and Maidana last May, accusing the Argentine of using every dirty trick in the book to try and beat the pound-for-pound king.
"They did everything they could possibly do to beat Floyd, they did everything they could do. How do you have trainers over there telling somebody to fight dirty?" Floyd Sr. said in an interview with On the Ropes Boxing Radio.
The trainer said he will not stand for it if Maidana tries to do the same tricks in the rematch.
"I can see this guy being disqualified this time if he tried all that stuff again, I'm just telling you," Floyd Sr. said. "If they're gonna fight, let them fight and may the best man win."
"The way he's trying to win, in the way he tried, nah, that ain't happening again. That's not gonna happen again," he stressed.
One way to make sure that Maidana won't get away with roughhousing tactics again is to have a different referee. Both father and son have not been impressed with the job done by Tony Weeks in the first fight.
"We're gonna have a better referee," said Floyd Sr. "Tony Weeks ain't gonna work, I can tell you that."
Despite all these concerns, Floyd Sr. remains confident that his son won't be in as much trouble in the second fight as he was in the first, when Maidana kept pushing him against the ropes.
"What Floyd needs to do is stay on his toes a little bit. It ain't gotta be that much," he said. "Just stay there a little bit, or he could start making Maidana reach for him, throwing big, wide punches."
"It should be a different fight this time… We're gonna know just what to do. Don't worry about it this time," he added.