Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks BJ Penn’s boxing isn’t that great

It looks like someone forgot to tell The Prodigy that Jon Fitch likes to wrestle. BJ Penn has decided to take some time to fine tune his boxing skills with Floyd Mayweather Sr. AKA “The greatest trainer of all time“, to prepare for his upcoming bout with Fitch at UFC 127. The former trainer of Oscar De La Hoya, Mohammed Ali’s daughter Leila, Ricky Hatton and sometimes his son Floyd Mayweather Jr, “Joy” has taken BJ from Freddie Roach like a bitter divorced parent with visitation rights and has shown the Hawaiian a bunch of new tricks that will be unusable as soon as his back hits the mat. FightHype caught up with the elder Mayweather to talk all things Penn, lets see what he has to say:

“BJ Penn is a cool dude, man. I’ll be honest, at first, it didn’t seem like he could fight that good. I mean, I don’t know about his ground game and all of that stuff, but he’s got some pop and in just the three days I’ve been working with him, he has improved, man,” he says. “In his words, man, he told me, ‘I ain’t never seen some of this stuff you’re showing me, man.’ And that’s only after three days. BJ is learning fast, man. He’s a good guy.”

“I heard [Fitch] is about six foot tall and cuts a good bit of weight to make 170 pounds, but guess what? If BJ throws his shots the way I got him throwing his shots, he will win. See, those guys throwing shots different than the way we do it, so I’m teaching BJ how to keep it standing and be effective,”  “Let me tell you something, man, if he uses it, then it will work…I got BJ working on something just for a taller opponent. I don’t know what BJ’s ground game is like at all, but if he uses what I’m showing him, he won’t need it. Trust me when I tell you now.”

“I bet (BJ) ain’t going back (to Freddie Roach) either,”  “He worked with Freddie “The Joke Coach” Roach and he telling me he has never seen the stuff I’m showing him, so what does that tell you? Man, the only thing Freddie Roach can do better than me is wash my car.”

I’m not sure how someone can wash a car better than someone else. That task seems to have more of an effort based outcome than talent based. I don’t think people have a talent for washing cars, unless you are the guy who created this place. [Source]

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