Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Las Vegas Boxing Examiner | Chris Robinson
After speaking with the media and shadowboxing on Wednesday afternoon from his personal gym, Floyd Mayweather Jr. stepped up the intensity by closing out a rigorous training session with mitt and bag work. While Mayweather’s quickness and deft movement was on display while shadowboxing it was his tremendous shape, speed, and grit that next took center stage.
Earlier during the day Floyd’s trainer and Uncle Roger had implied that training his nephew was like clockwork but seeing the two men in action was captivating stuff. Firing off blazing combinations over and over, Mayweather’s talents are undeniable and his work ethic is pristine. Floyd rotated from hitting the mitts with Roger to doing body work with an assistant. This seemed to last roughly 40 or so minutes as Floyd simply never slowed down.
Mayweather then exited the ring and proceeded to hit the heavy bag tirelessly. With a hoard of people watching him, some of them fighters in the gym, some of them members of the media and some simply people from his entourage, Floyd was completely in his zone as he continued to train for his May 1st clash with Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand.
Mayweather finished up his bag work with a ten-minute drill where he fired off repeated one-two’s over and over again, never once stopping to take a break. Watching his good buddy go to work, former champion and Mayweather stable mate Steve Forbes shook his head and stated ‘I’ve never seen anybody train as hard as him’.
When the hour plus training session had come and gone Mayweather dried off and spoke some more to the media while engaging in conversation with his father Floyd Sr. While the sport of boxing is full of outstanding athletes the world over, there was no better place to be as a both a fan and reporter than in Mayweather’s own personal gym in Las Vegas on this day. Mayweather’s grueling session spoke of his dedication and desire that he still has for the sport and he will be looking to make a bold statement come May 1st.