Floyd will learn from jail experience, says dad
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. is sure that his son, unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., will have learned some lessons after spending two months in a Las Vegas jail.
Mayweather was released from the Clark County Detention Center last August 3 after serving two months of a 90-day jail sentence for a guilty plea to a 2010 domestic violence charge.
Floyd Sr. told Check Hook Boxing that it was “sort of uplifting” to hear that his son was getting an early release from jail.
“He was having problems in there,” Floyd Sr. said. “But I’m pretty sure he learned something from it, and from now on I think he will stop, look and listen before he makes a move like that again.”
Floyd Sr. said his son will be more careful because “he doesn’t want to be in a predicament like that again.”
“I know it’s definitely going to be a change for him. I think it teaches not just him, but other people that you can’t just do what you want to do,” he added.
“I can’t really say too much on it because I don’t even really know what happened. But I’m just saying that there are laws and stuff for people to obey, honor and abide by.”
Mayweather and his lawyers had campaigned for the boxer’s early release just 12 days into his incarceration, but their appeal was rejected by a Las Vegas judge.
“I’m just glad he got out,” Floyd Sr. said. “I know things were not good in there, but he’s out now and that’s good.”
The unbeaten boxer has not made any statement regarding his future in the sport, but did say he is hopeful that he can fight Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
“I think Pacquiao is an unbelievable fighter and hopefully we can make the fight in the future,” Mayweather said.
The mega-fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather may be more possible now that the American boxer has reportedly left Golden Boy Promotions and partnered up with his best friend, 50 Cent, to create The Money Team Promotions.
Floyd Sr. hopes that fight will happen sooner rather than later because he expects his son to show signs of decline soon.
“My son is only a human being... The older he gets, the more things will slow,” he said. “We can’t get to thinking that Floyd is a superman, because he’s not.”
“I’m just saying my son has done a lot for boxing. He’s been in the game a long time, and he’s been at the top for a long time. But I don’t care who you are, sooner or later Father Time catches up with us,” Floyd Sr. added.