• Welterweight

Mayweather Jr hints towards trainer role

ESPN staff
April 24, 2013
Floyd Mayweather is unbeaten in 43 professional fights © Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather Jr has hinted at plans to emulate his father and become a boxing trainer once he retires from the sport.

Undefeated Mayweather defends his WBC welterweight title against Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero in Las Vegas on May 4 and is currently in a six-fight contract with Showtime Sports.

However, 'Money' has hinted at following in Floyd Mayweather Sr's footsteps once he decides to call time on his professional career.

"I think one day, I'll be one of the biggest trainers in the sport," Mayweather told Boxing Scene's Luis Sandoval. "Absolutely, I think I'll be one of the biggest trainers in the sport."

The 36-year-old owns his own promotion company, Mayweather Promotions, and has stated he will carry on offering advice to fellow professionals to help further their careers.

"My plans are to continue to support my fighters," Mayweather added. "Support all fighters that are in the sport of boxing. I love all the young fighters. They keep me hungry, and if I can teach them anything, I'm here to teach them."

Mayweather Jr also mentors undefeated middleweight fighter J'Leon Love and, having overseen the Michigan fighter's defeat of Derrick Findley on Showtime in February, believes he possesses a natural ability to become a trainer.

"You saw I got J'Leon Love through his tough fight on Showtime," Mayweather said. "I don't think anybody else could have got him through it like I did. They probably could have, but it would have been a little bit tougher."

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