Floyd Mayweather Sr. to son: 'Be back in six months, or leave the damn game alone'

Milan Ordoņez on Dec 02, 2015 10:40 PM
Floyd Sr. to son: 'Be back in six months or leave the game'
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Despite his announcement and reiterations of being retired, Floyd Mayweather remains to be of relevance in the boxing world.

“Money May” retired in September after defeating former world champion Andre Berto via a wide unanimous decision, an outcome which many had expected for. But as of late, Floyd Jr. has been mentioned in the same breath as Oscar De La Hoya, Gennady Golovkin, and even mixed martial artists such as Conor McGregor, and Ronda Rousey.

Many of his fellow prizefighters believe Mayweather is not completely done with boxing, especially when the discussion of surpassing Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record remains on the table. Floyd Sr., on the other hand, had one piece of advise for his son.

"I will hope one thing, if you ain’t gonna fight within six months, leave the damn game alone,” Mayweather said in an interview with On The Ropes Boxing Radio. “If you’re not intending to fight between six months or seven at the most, then leave it alone because it ain’t going nowhere.”

Floyd Sr. believes he his son has nothing left to prove after having beaten the sport’s biggest names within his weight class. But if the idea of a comeback does surface, it should be done sooner or later, before Father Time begins to catch-up.

"Floyd beat the top fighters today, he beat all the ones that they talk about being top dogs, he beat them,” said the elder Mayweather. “The ones that he didn’t fight, he can beat them too."

"Like I said, there is a saying that goes along with boxing, your age plays a part and you ain’t got that much time to be wasting."

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