Las Vegas: Floyd Mayweather Sr believes it is only once his son has retired that his genius will be truly appreciated. Mayweather confirmed his status as the finest boxer of his generation and an all-time great by outclassing Manny Pacquiao in an unanimous points victory on Sunday.
Mayweather Sr and Mayweather Jr
Mayweather's defensive, counter-punching style is not to everyone's taste but it made Pacquiao — considered the greatest threat yet to his unbeaten record — look ordinary and the eight-weight world champion later complained he had been carrying a shoulder injury.
"I just know my son should be treated better. Maybe the truth is that he's too good for his own good," Mayweather Sr said.
"Sometimes you're so good but people don't appreciate it until it's all over and done. And then they'll appreciate it, but it will be gone. I'm not saying not being appreciated bothers him, but if I was in his shoes it would bother me. He's paying the price for being so honest about his life and I don't know why."