Floyd Mayweather is loving life as a trainer right now and looking forward to watching Mike Tyson back in action on November 28.
The former pound-for-pound king has been out of action since New Year’s Eve 2018 but isn’t missing it too much.
At 43, Mayweather is passing on his wisdom to the new generation. The ‘Money’ Man is helping Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis – among others.
Mayweather told Fat Joe about his role: “I got a fighter, one of the best fighters out there today, Gervonta’ Tank’ Davis.
“I got him when he was young. I put him in a position. Now he’s a three-time world champion. And it’s another little kid that grew up in my gym, Devin Haney.”
On comparisons between himself and those fighters and some negatively in the media regarding Haney not being signed to his promotional company, Mayweather added: “So, he’s with another promotional company?
“He’s still a young black kid trying to become the next Floyd Mayweather or surpass Floyd Mayweather.
“So with me giving him pointers. Once again, you’ve got the media — those other people — want me to bump heads with these young kids. I’m not going to do that.
“That’s no different from when my dad was training Oscar De La Hoya. I never cared. Do you know why? Because I know that my skills were second to none.
“If my dad was not with me and he was still able to get a check and make great money — I’m proud of him.”
TYSON vs RJJ
On the exhibition fight between Tyson and Jones, in which Mayweather now has two of his fighters on the undercard, he concluded: “I think that we seem to forget about who’s the pioneer about making exhibition bouts huge.
“So Joe, a lot of times we forget about certain things…I think it’s going to be very interesting, you know.
“I’m not here to say Tyson’s going to win; I’m not here to say Roy‘s going to win. But I’m pretty sure it’s going to be entertaining.
“I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch it, absolutely. I don’t think I can go because I don’t think there will be an audience at that particular time, but may the best man win.”