Friday, May 3, 2013
Like Son, Like Father: Floyd Mayweather and Robert Gurrero’s Fathers Almost Fight
(AllHipHop News) At yesterday’s (May 1st) final main event press conference for Floyd Mayweather and Robert Gurrero’s May 4th fight, Mayweather and Gurrero exchanged jabs. Not the boxers but their fathers and those jabs came in the form of a continuation of their exchange of insults over the past few months.
While Floyd Mayweather Sr was in the media room, per his son’s request, Ruben Gurrero hurled insults from the podium at the eight-time and five division world champion’s father/trainer. The generally loquacious Mayweahter Sr responded on the same podium while his son was doing an interview with SHOWTIME. The fathers nearly got into a physical altercation after Floyd Sr’s comments yet were restrained and separated.
“Money” Mayweather Jr requested his father be in the media room instead of on the dais to avoid putting any people or money in danger:
Just to avoid any conflict. That’s why I let my father sit down low, in the audience, because I don’t want any conflict. I’m trying to avoid anyone getting hurt. If I’m up here and Robert’s up here, and my dad and his dad get to fighting, and they fall on him or fall on me, somebody’s finger gets broke or something happens, somebody gets cut, then we’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain.
Mayweather Sr did not feel he should have been in the media area, but believes their rivalry will not continue past the May 4th fight. ”The thing about it,” says Floyd Mayweather Sr ”when his son gets his butt whupped, you know he’s not going to want to get his whupped too.”
Ruben Gurrero says he’s ready for any future physical altercation:
He opened his mouth first. He opened the can of worms. If he’s going to talk, I’ll do it for real.
Floyd Mayweather Jr and Robert Gurrero’s fight will take place Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.