Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the king of boxing right now. He is out of jail. He is the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in the sport. He is planning to fight again this May against a Hispanic fighter, essentially ensuring that he will be paid very handsomely regardless of who his foe actually is. His only real challenger to the throne went down face first this weekend thanks to a Juan Manuel Marquez knockout blow.
If you’re Mayweather, life is pretty good right now. The last thing you want to do is rock the boat.
Which makes it a bit odd that he is considering going back to being trained by the only person in the world with whom he has a more dysfunctional relationship than he has with his exes – Floyd Mayweather Sr.
"At this particular time, I'm thinking about working back with my father," Mayweather told FightHype recently.
Up until now Mayweather’s primary trainer has been his uncle, Roger Mayweather. According to Floyd, though, his uncle hasn’t been taking good care of himself physically – and the undefeated champion is worried about the impact that may have on him mentally.
"He's not eating well; he's not healthy. I want him to get healthy and eat better so he can have a sharp mind, because his mind is not as sharp as it once was," Mayweather explained.
"Roger, you know, he's very, very sick at this particular time, so I'm thinking about working back with my father. We really don't know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather as far as who's gonna be the trainer, but I'm leaning towards my father at this particular time."
Despite all their past problems, the only person that Mayweather trusts as much as his uncle is his father. He believes that whatever issues they may have had once upon a time can be resolved if all involved show the proper amount of respect.
"My dad has to realize I'm an adult, you know. I just want my dad to accept and respect me as an adult. I think my dad, the thing is, he still looks at me as his 10-year-old son. I'm a lot closer to 40 than I am to 21…”
Stay tuned, folks – it’ll be interesting to see how this thing unfolds.