Speaking to fighthype, Mayweather Sr. downplayed Pacquiao’s chances, saying the scheduled world unification welterweight 12-rounder “is going to be a one-sided deal.”
“Pacman gets his ass whopped, simple. I’m just telling you what it is…Everybody all hyped and geeked, they will see how easy this fight is going to be. I’m just telling you right now and I’m saying this right now, ain’t no way he can whoop Floyd.”
Mayweather Sr. is also a part of the team of trainers and is adamant that his son, who turns 38 today, “is smarter than Pacquiao, he’s faster than Pacquiao, and like I said, Floyd is just too damn smart for him, period.”
Pacquiao is a 3-1 underdog and Mayweather Sr. is not surprised that oddsmakers have installed his unbeaten son as the big betting favorite.
“Floyd is going to make him look like a baby. Believe me. Floyd can hit him with a jab and stuff easy, an. He’s the most hittable man in the world. You gonna see that…Floyd will dominate him bad.”
Mayweather Sr. has actually gone up close with Pacquiao.
In May 2009, Mayweather Sr. was in the corner of British pride Ricky Hatton against Pacquiao.
Pacquiao destroyed Hatton in less than two rounds, something that Mayweather Jr. couldn’t do when he had the chance to meet Hatton in December 2007.
Mayweather Jr. is expected to plunge into training anytime in the next few days and weeks with Los Angeles-based Colombian Alex Ariza lending a hand in training camp.
Ariza, who served as Pacquiao’s strength coach from 2008 until 2012, severed ties with the Filipino star after a falling out with chief trainer Freddie Roach.