Monday, August 29, 2011

Mayweather Jr argument with father caught on 24/7 camera

Last night after watching the first episode of HBO 24/7 Mayweather-Ortiz the heated conversation between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his father, Floyd Sr., nearly came to blows during the training of Floyd Mayweather Jr. for his upcoming bout against Victor Ortiz on September 17. Father and son exchanged angry words and expletives, and the whole argument was shown in the HBO Mayweather-Ortiz 24/7.
The show put a spotlight on the strained relationship between Floyd Jr. and his father. The expicit words flew both ways but the really hurtful lines came from Floyd Jr. After I heard Floyd Jr. said those words he was more vicious than his upcoming fight with Vicious Victor Ortiz, as he verbally tore his father apart.

"My training camp is fine, we are okay. We undefeated, we been undefeated, we gonna stay undefeated," Floyd Jr told his father.

"You were undefeated when you started with your daddy," Floyd Sr. shot back.

The argument quickly became heated, with Floyd Jr. informing his father that Roger Mayweather, his uncle and Floyd Sr's brother, was his trainer.

"You're not even close to him (Roger)," Floyd Jr. said. "No fighter wants to be with you... (Oscar) de la Hoya left you."

The two eventually had to be separated, with Roger Mayweather pushing Floyd Jr. out of the way.

"Get out of our way, this is our gym," Floyd Jr. told his father.

Even as his father left, Floyd Jr. continued to hurl insults at him, saying that he was worthless as a fighter and calling him a “cab driver.”

"When it's all said and done, there are only 2 Mayweathers that count – Roger Mayweather and Floyd Mayweather," Floyd Jr. said.

"And I'm not no Junior," he added.

Since the airing of the HBO Mayweather vs Ortiz 24/7 show my friend and I has been talking about the verbal confrontation of Floyd Jr. and Floyd Sr. It's never good to see a father and son have the type of argument that doesn't show more respect to each other especially it wa captured by the 24/7 camera. Though I don't blame Floyd Mayweather Jr. that he still bears mental scars from his father's longtime absence in his life. When Mayweather was about 15, the old man went to prison for selling drugs. But for me, it was unfair in his labeling of his father as a “cabdriver” type of boxer in his own career. Scripted or not, I will leave to you readers about the recent argument of the two well known families in boxing.