Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr. may be retired from boxing but it doesn’t mean he won’t speak his mind out if he knows a thing or two.
Just recently, Mayweather took shots on Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc. – which was managed by Oscar Dela Hoya and Bob Arum respectively – saying that they mismanage boxers and they don’t care about their health and well-being.
“Once again, the thing is this – you’re supposed to care about a man’s physical well-being,” Mayweather said to FightHype.com in a report by Boxingscene.com.
“But it’s obvious in today’s time in the fight game, a lot of promoters don’t care about nobody but themselves and what they can get. In my opinion, Oscar De La Hoya only cares about himself. In my opinion, Bob Arum don’t care about no fighter. “He only cares about himself,” said Mayweather.
“That’s just my opinion and, as a man, I can express and speak my opinion. It’s called freedom of speech.”
Mayweather went further and cited Canelo Alvarez – who is currently managed by Golden Boy Promotions – as his prime example of their mismanagement.
“Canelo [Alvarez] just came off a good, exciting victory against a future Hall of Famer, Miguel Cotto, but they’re so fast to try and throw this guy right back in the lion’s den with another guy that they say is one of the top fighters in boxing [Gennady Golovkin].”
“Why is the promoter rushing and trying to throw Canelo right back in there in another rough and tough fight? If they really care about your health and your well-being, if they really care about you and your family, which they don’t, because I know – I’ve been in this sport forever, so I done seen how it works. But if they really care, me, as a promoter, I’d let that fight build.”
In the end, Mayweather tried to site that his promotional team – Mayweather Promotions – is doing its best and they care about their fighters and he sited Badou Jack his example.
“Badou Jack was in two tough fights. Do he need one or two solid bouts just to stay active before he go out there and fight another big name? Absolutely, because I care about his well-being. It’s not just about working harder – it’s about working smarter. We have to care about these fighters’ well-being.”