Floyd Sr, Roger, Floyd Jr. Reuniting For May 5 De La Hoya War?

28.02.07 - By Michael Marley, No confirmation, yet official or unofficial, but persistent rumors out of Las Vegas keep repeating the same message: the Mayweather clan is putting aside petty boxing jealousies and past familial disputes to form a united fistic front when Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather Jr. climbs into the ring May 5 to fight Oscar De La Hoya..

(I tipped Floyd Senior's likely return to the clan months ago here on Boxing Confidential.)

The rumors, which have grown in volume from a whisper to a scream, all say the same thing.

They say that Floyd Sr., who rejected De La Hoya's financial offer and quit as his trainer after six years of impeccable service, sent a feeler out to his proud son. Meanwhile, a third party sent a smoke signal to Uncle Roger, PBF's regular trainer who is finishing up a misdemeanor timeout in the Clark County Jail (April release). By the time he leaves la pinta, Roger's one-year Nevada commission suspension for the brawl during Mayweather-Judah will also be over.

It looks like, or so my Vegas camp followers insist, that Pretty Daddy, Uncle Roger Black Mamba and PBF will all check their egos at the gymnasium door to work together in hammering out a tactical plan to beat Floyd Senior's ex-boss. Exact details as to what Floyd Sr. and Roger do together or do separately remain to be discussed.

But it seems certain that Floyd Sr. won't sit on the sidelines in this blood is thicker than water fistic feud.

Keep it locked on Boxingconfidential for all the gory details...

Article posted on 01.03.2007

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