“Did you see 24/7 on HBO this weekend? “Asked Big Steve during our Monday morning coffee at Starbucks on Pacific Ave in Glendale:” Wow! Is this for real? I had disagreements with my father but this takes the cake. Just when I thought Floyd turned a corner in his maturity level. This came out of nowhere and hit me like a hurricane Irene whacked New Jersey.” The serious damage caused by the hurricane Irene could most likely be repaired in due time, however the family trauma created in front of millions of viewers could be quite a different story.
Super star boxer Floyd Money Mayweather asked the media to respect his children right when the promotion for his upcoming bout with Victor Ortiz began months ago. “My children are of age,” said Mayweather when I interviewed him in Los Angeles:” All I ask is just respect my family. That’s all I ask.” It is too bad he could not respect his own father.
British philosopher, Bertrand Russell once said:”The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.” That seems to be the case with Mayweather’s family, but it should not be the reason for the son to disrespect his father.
Patriarch, Floyd Mayweather Sr. believes that the whole Mayweather boxing dynasty begins and ends with him; he taught Roger how to box and he taught his son the ins and outs of sweet science early on .Seemingly carrying on abandonment issues because of his father going to prison, Floyd Jr credits Uncle Roger for his success.’ And I ain’t no junior,” cried out younger Floyd after kicking his father out of the gym. The whole boxing world and more have seen it on HBO.
With several reports that Mayweather’s long anticipated return to the ring is not generating as much interest as expected and less than month away from the fight night overpriced tickets are still available, it almost seems like this whole feud could have been orchestrated. The villain, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and is back and all is right again in the boxing universe.
But regardless of what kind of a man or what kind of a father Floyd Mayweather Sr. is, he does not deserve to be treated like this on National TV. English poet, Alexander Pope wrote: “We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.”
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