Floyd Mayweather Sr. calls Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto ‘joke fights’ for his son
Floyd Mayweather Sr. speaking in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Chris Robinson)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, Sep. 12, Floyd Mayweather will fight in perhaps his last official bout when he steps into the ring against former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto.
Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) and Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) square off inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a SHOWTIME pay per view headliner that is lopsided in Floyd’s favor.
This bout marks the last of Mayweather’s six-fight deal with SHOWTIME, as he will tie Rocky Marciano’s undefeated mark with a victory.
What would it take to lure Mayweather back into the spotlight after this expected retirement? For the fans, they can never get enough of seeing Mayweather in the ring but perhaps the 38-year old five-division world champion has ran out of personal challenges.
Some people feel that the winner of the Nov. 21 matchup between Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will emerge as a viable threat to Mayweather. Cotto lost a spirited decision to Mayweather in May of 2012 while Alvarez was soundly outpointed by Floyd in Sep. of 2013.
Mayweather’s father Floyd Sr. is opposed to such an idea.
“Come on, man,” Mayweather Sr. stated when speaking to the press following the final Mayweather vs. Berto conference on Wednesday afternoon.
“Them are joke fights,” Mayweather Sr. added. “He beat the sh*t out of them already. What’s the point of wanting to see [Floyd] whoop somebody over and over?”
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