Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks Marcos Maidana fought dirty
Floyd Mayweather Sr. is known for being a trash-talker who doesn’t give much credit to fighters other than his son, and that’s exactly how he was after “Money” beat Marcos Maidana via majority decision Saturday.
Floyd Sr. was interviewed by Hustle Boss on Monday, two days after Floyd’s narrow win over Maidana (I thought it should have been a draw). Though Maidana presented Floyd’s biggest challenge in years and many people had him actually winning, Floyd Sr. refused to give “Chino” credit and instead essentially said the man fought dirty.
“I think it was a superb, masterful boxer fighting an MMA fighter,” Mayweather Sr. said. “He was an MMA fighter!”
“[Maidana] hit him in the balls, he hit him all around, on his hips, hit him in the back of the head, head-butted his eye, and beat him in the back of the head. Man, c’mon.
“Maidana doesn’t deserve (credit).”
“With all that stuff that Maidana did, hitting below the belt, twisting the arm, hitting behind the head, hitting him with the head and busting that eye, if I was Floyd, I wouldn’t fight him again.”
Pops can say what he wants, but the reality is Floyd got roughed up by a rough fighter who overwhelmed him in several rounds. Headbutts happen regularly in boxing. Unless you’re Timothy Bradley, they’re considered part of the game, not a dirty play. And with any nut shots or hits behind the hit, that stuff just tends to happen, too. I think this is just an excuse coming from Floyd’s corner to cover up for him not looking too good in the fight. Maidana goes all-out and that’s part of what makes him so tough.
Transcription via Bloody Elbow