The 61-year-old father of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was sucker-punched by 23-year-old Charlie Zelenoff during a sparring match. Then all hell broke loose.
Despite Zelenoff's age advantage of nearly 40 years, it was apparent from the beginning he was looking to knockout his foe as he loaded up on every punch.
During the sparring match, Zelenoff was heard saying, "Protect yourself at all times." The comment was, no doubt, in reference to the ending of Mayweather and Victor Ortiz's fight from 2011. Where Jr. knocked out Ortiz as a result of what many people considered "sucker-punches."
Floyd Mayweather's dad gets sucker punched, and all hell breaks loose
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The match had ended and Sr., who was pretty sure the comedy was over, turned his back and walked away. Zelenoff then rushed in and threw a sucker punch. It remains unclear whether he really landed it or just tried to. Mayweather’s posse went after him and gave him a much bigger beating than the elderly man did.
As a trainer, he preaches defense and a stiff jab. He teaches many of his boxers a defensive technique known as the shoulder roll, in which the fighter uses his front shoulder to deflect blows and limit their impact. He has on many occasions, including on an edition of HBO series 24/7, claimed to be "Floyd Joy Mayweather, Sr., The Greatest Trainer of All Time."