Mayweather Sr. to Train Mayweather Jr. for May 4 Bout
- Updated: February 18, 2013
After a troubled relationship over the past few years it now appears that blood is thicker than water as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., have made amends. Mayweather Jr. posted a picture on his Instagram account Wednesday announcing the father-son duo was back in business.
“Me & my trainer (my dad) back working together getting ready for May 4th,” Floyd Jr posted on his Twitter account. He posted a picture with his father next to his tweet.
Roger Mayweather has been Floyd’s trainer since 2000, but the unbeaten Grand Rapids native hinted in December that health issues may prevent his uncle from being in the corner. Roger suffers from diabetes.
“He’s very, very sick at this particular time, so I’m thinking about working back with my father,” Mayweather said. “I want (Roger) to get healthy and eat better so he can have a sharp mind, because his mind is not as sharp as it once was.”
Roger Mayweather’s role in training camp for the upcoming fight remains unknown.
Now that Mayweather Jr. has at least showed that he is training for a May 4 date, the next announcement everyone wants to hear is who his opponent for that Cinco de Mayo weekend bout will be.
The two speculated fighters that Floyd Jr. may take on are Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Robert Guerrero after trying to fight Devon Alexander was stopped when the IBF denied the bout. Public interest suggests that they want to see either Alvarez or Guerrero as the opponent, so the Alexander bout being halted was a good thing for everyone but Alexander.
Given the entertainment Floyd Jr. and Sr. have provided over the years in HBO’s 24/7, watching how the two interact with each other in the training camp on 24/7 will be a must-see. The father-son relationship hit its lowest point during an episode of 24/7 leading up to the Victor Ortiz bout, when Floyd Jr. kicked his father out of his gym while cussing him out for the world to see.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, who promotes Guerrero and Alexander and has worked with Mayweather since 2007, has said that Alexander is not a candidate to fight Mayweather.