“That’s Why He Was Locked Up”: Floyd Mayweather Sr’s Comments About ‘Soft’ Freddie Roach in Resurfaced Video Sends Fans Into a Frenzy

Published 05/27/2023, 3:35 AM EDT

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Ahead of Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton, Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Freddie Roach exchanged words inside the ring. It was a hilarious encounter. While Floyd Mayweather Sr. tried to embarrass Freddie Roach, the latter left him speechless with his witty and spontaneous reply. It was in 2009 that Manny Pacquiao squared off against Ricky Hatton with the IBO world super lightweight title on the line. Although Hatton entered the fight with high hopes, Pacquiao knocked him out by the end of the second round.

Apart from the fight itself, fans still remember the hilarious interaction between Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Freddie Roach. Observing the interaction between the two trainers, fans still lose their breath. After a boxing-related account recently posted the video of the said interaction, several fans reacted. Here is what they are saying.

Boxing fans react to Freddie Roach’s golden reply to Floyd Mayweather Sr.


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While inside the ring, Floyd Mayweather Sr., who has excellent dance moves, approached Freddie Roach and told him, “You’re gonna be soft at night.” Roach instantly replied, “What does that get to do with it? When Pacquiao gets up here and fights, and I sit down, I don’t have to be f***ing hard.” The crowd was not expecting Roach to reply in this manner and they lost it as soon as Roach completed his sentence. Likewise, fans could not help but think about the moment as a clip from the exchange resurfaced.


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One user referred to Mayweather Sr.’s arrest and said, “That’s why he was locked up“. Meanwhile, one said, “Love Freddie’s response what a boss 🙏.” Likewise, one fan replied saying, “Freddie with the walk-away stoppage 😂.”

Similarly, another felt that Freddie Roach won the contest against Floyd Mayweather Sr. They commented, “10-8 round for Freddie.” Another user said, “Hahaha Freddie Skewered Floyd Sr in that exchange” Meanwhile, one user simply wrote, “When the 2 special ed kids in class get into an argument.”


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What is your take on the mentioned clip? In addition, What do you make of Freddie Roach’s reply? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Written by:

Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. As an experienced commercial writer and athlete himself, Samrat brings a unique perspective and a deep passion for boxing to his work. He holds a post-graduation degree and has over 800 articles to his credit.
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Shibu Immanuel