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Mayweather Sr. wants son to retire instead of facing ‘easy’ foes

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:02 PM July 15, 2015

FILE - In this May 4, 2013, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, poses for photos with his father, Floyd Mayeather Sr. after defeating Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision in a WBC welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. He taught his son to throw punches before he could walk, and he'll be in his corner for the biggest fight of his life against Manny Pacquiao on May 2. The relationship betwee Mayweather Sr. and his son, though, hasn't always been good. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

FILE – In this May 4, 2013, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, poses for photos with his father, Floyd Mayeather Sr. after defeating Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision in a WBC welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. He taught his son to throw punches before he could walk, and he’ll be in his corner for the biggest fight of his life against Manny Pacquiao on May 2. The relationship betwee Mayweather Sr. and his son, though, hasn’t always been good. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has begun his training camp for his September fight against a still unknown fighter.

His father, however, wants the pound-for-pound king to retire early instead of fighting “easy” opponents.

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“Floyd told me he just wants to get a couple of easy fights,” Mayweather Sr. told MLIve.com “My honest opinion, if he feels that way, he should get on out of the game.”

Mayweather Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao last May to cap off almost six years of rivalry to unify the WBO, WBC, and, WBA Welterweight titles. He was later stripped of the WBO title.

Possible opponents for Mayweather Jr.’s last fight have reportedly come down to either Amir Khan or Andre Berto.

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Mayweather Sr. also fears the sports’ politics may come into play in influencing his son’s career.

“If he don’t stop, it’s showing — the analysts, everybody, they don’t like Floyd. When it goes like this, it’s just a matter of time. They’re looking for the next guy,” Mayweather Sr. told MLive.com. CFC

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