Floyd Mayweather Jr. credits once estranged father for his boxing longevity

Floyd Mayweather: KO over Canelo Would Be Most Impressive Feat of Money’s Career

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came at the expense of his brother Roger, who had been his nephew’s long-time trainer. Floyd Jr. says he could no longer trust Roger to be in his corner since diabetes is affecting the 52-year-old’s eyesight. Floyd Sr.’s fallout with his son did not prevent him being a coveted trainer with ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya, seen here beating Fernando Vargas in 2002, working under him for a number of years.

To accomplish this over a man 13 years his junior would be amazing. When Mayweather won his first world title, Alvarez was just eight years old. Those types of facts are impressive to read, but despite the aberrational success Bernard Hopkins has sustained, boxing is still a young man’s game. Mike Stobe/Getty Images It would be impressive if Money, with 13 more years of wear on his tires, can beat Alvarez. If he stops him it would be an awe-inspiring and mouth-shutting performance for Mayweather’s admirers and haters, respectively.

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