Hip-Hop Star and Fight Trainer? Floyd Mayweather Sr Busts Boastful Rap

Written by Lee Cleveland at Jun 16, 2013 - 12:00AM ET in Boxing Videos | Classic Moments
It's Father's Day 2013 and what better way to commemorate this holiday than showcase a rap tune by Floyd Mayweather Sr, a former welterweight contender, the father of boxing sensation Floyd Mayweather Jr, an accomplished fight trainer and.... rapper? 

The colorful, outspoken Floyd Mayweather Sr, the eldest member of the Mayweather clan, isn't modest nor ever at a loss for words.

Sometimes referred to the "poet laureate of boxing," the former fighter nicknamed 'Joy' amused onlookers in last year during a FightSaga public interview involving him and Sugar Ray Leonard at the WBC's annual convention in Las Vegas.

After insisting Leonard "didn't beat him fair and square" in their 1978 encounter, Mayweather Sr recited a short poem he'd conceived 33 years prior, just before his bout with the 'Sugar' Man.

"The Ray is young, he must be taught.
This 'Joy' will turn his Sugar to salt."


Ever the lyrical poet, Floyd was far from finished.

In a 2012 interview with Elie Seckbach of ES News, the 59 year old Mayweather once again put his bravado on display by loudly proclaiming his superiority as a fight trainer. And while his bombastic decries are nothing new, the boisterous trainer busted a boastful, and perhaps impromptu, rap as an ode to himself.

"I'm the best... In the north, south, east and west," spouted the trainer in the beginning of his rap melody.

A future in rap?

Look out, Fiddy, Diddy, Eminem, Dre and Lil' Wayne...


About Floyd Sr
Fighting primarily from the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s, Floyd Mayweather Sr won 28 of 35 bouts, losing only six times and drawing once. Eighteen of his wins came via knockout.  

Known for his shoulder roll and overall defensive skills, he fought admirably in a losing effort against eventual boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in a nationally-televised bout in the United States that was called by famed sports commentator Howard Cosell in 1978.

Floyd Sr is credited for teaching his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr, the fundamentals of the sport and the advanced, awkward defensive techniques that have helped make 'Money May' an elite fighter and defensive genius.

His brother, Roger, is a former WBC super featherweight and super lightweight champion while his youngest brother, Jeff, held a minor super featherweight title.

Floyd Mayweather Sr was chosen as the 1998 Manager of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America and has trained numerous top boxers including Floyd Mayweather, Jr, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Chad Dawson, Joan Guzm├ín and women's champion Laila Ali.

Flpyd Sr reunited with his son and was inserted as 'Money's' head trainer earlier this year.


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