Floyd Mayweather Sr. has some very harsh words for former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. He says the Wilder is “a piece of trash” who’s boxing inadequacies cannot be fixed. Mayweather Sr. played a key role in the career of his son, undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jnr. As well as coaching his son he helped the careers of Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Joan Guzman, and Chad Dawson.
The 67-year-old has explained why he has no interest in helping Wilder train for his trilogy fight with Tyson Fury, who scored a seventh-round stoppage victory when the pair last met earlier this year.
“Well, I betted on Wilder but he showed me a lot of s*** that he didn’t know,” Mayweather Sr. said.
“A lot of people have been asking me to train him. But I don’t know if he can be fixed. There’s a lot of things he’s got to do that I know that he doesn’t know.”
Mayweather Sr. wasn’t particularly impressed by the performance of Fury but thought Wilder looked “trash” when losing his WBC belt to ‘The Gypsy King’
“Fury looked pretty good but neither one of them really looked like nothing where somebody can come out and really tear up someone,” Mayweather said. “I mean Wilder too looked (bad). I don’t know about those fights. Them guys just ain’t got it man. I liked Wilder at first. But now I ain’t got nothing to say about him but he’s a piece of trash.”
Fury and Wilder will fight again later this year after the American triggered a rematch clause in his contract. Speculation has been mounting about a potential all-English undisputed fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua. The British heavyweights have agreed to a deal to face-off twice in 2021 provided they are both able to retain their belts against their respective opponents later in 2020.
Do you think Floyd Mayweather Snr is being fair with his criticism of Deontay Wilder?