Floyd Mayweather Jr Thinking about Training Fighters
In instances of great change or tragedy, there is often a time of reflection for those undergoing the difficult period. As of late, former boxing kingpin Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr (50-0, 27 KO’s) has certainly been enduring a number of ongoing ordeals. Like the rest of the planet, Mayweather has walled himself up at home to avoid contracting COVID-19.
However, on top the global pandemic Mayweather has had to deal with the death of his children’s mother, the passing of his uncle and former trainer Roger Mayweather and most recently the arrest of one of his daughters. Needless to say, the past few months have proven to be very trying times for Money.
INSPIRED DURING DARK TIMES
Yet, love or hate Floyd Mayweather Jr there is no denying that the man is one resilient individual. Luckily, these arduous tragedies have only served to inspire Mayweather to be a better version of himself. In the wake of these potentially catastrophic personal calamities, Money has chosen to use them as inspiration.
Via his Instagram account, Mayweather Jr posted a video clip of himself training his nephew in a boxing gym. In the rather long caption below, Money explained how suffering the series of losses that he had highlighted for him the importance of family, as well as giving back. After arriving at this realization, Junior was moved to try his hand at training. In fact, Mayweather insisted that he will be one of the greatest trainers ever.
TAKING IT SLOW
On the one hand, Money is certainly qualified to instruct up and coming fighters. He held titles at super featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight. He also retired undefeated and is thought to be one of the greatest fighters all off time! Yet, even as Mayweather said himself in the lengthy post, being a great fighter does not automatically make one a great trainer.
For this reason, Money stated that before jumping in the deep end of the chief second game, he will first get his feet wet with un-established boxers. In this way, he believes that he can become accustomed to the new role and grow right along with his new charges. At the moment, there is no indication on how many individuals he will be training. We will also have to wait and see when, or if, Mayweather ever graduates to training established professional fighters.
By: Bakari Simpson