Happy Father’s Day

By Robert Ecksel on December 11, 2012
Happy Father’s Day
The argument is old, but the conciliatory tone is new. Let's wait and see what happens.

Father’s Day is traditionally celebrated on the third Sunday in June. But in the Mayweather households, it can be any day of the year, or even no day at all.

According to FightHype.com, Floyd Mayweather is considering bringing his estranged father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., back into the fold. It’s not that all is forgiven and forgotten, which may take many lifetimes, but that Roger Mayweather, Floyd Sr.‘s brother and Floyd Jr.‘s uncle and longtime trainer, is not well.

“He’s very, very sick at this particular time,” said Money May. “He’s not eating well. He’s not healthy. I want him to get healthy so he can have a sharp mind, because his mind is not as sharp as it once was. So I’m thinking about working back with my father.”

To those who follow boxing and watched the first episode of HBO’s 24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz, this may come as a surprise. The excruciatingly complex oedipal relationship between father and son made it seem as if they’d never speak again, let alone ever work together.

“My dad has to realize I’m an adult,” Floyd explained. “I just want my dad to accept and respect me as an adult. I think my dad, the thing is, still looks at me as his 10-year-old son. I’m a lot closer to 40 than I am to 21, but I have a lot left in the tank.”

The argument is old, but the conciliatory tone is new. We’ll have to wait and see if something comes of it.

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  1. Joe 08:34am, 12/12/2012

    Hope the Black Mamba gets well soon.

  2. BBBergmann 09:43am, 12/11/2012

    In all things ‘cept boxin’, Mayweather/Mayweather personifies the blind leading the blind.

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