“First thing my dad taught,” Floyd Mayweather unveils father’s inaugural lesson that forged the defensive boxing legend

Floyd Mayweather reminisces upon the first ever lesson his father taught him as his trainer in the formative years.


“First thing my dad taught,” Floyd Mayweather unveils father’s inaugural lesson that forged the defensive boxing legend

Floyd Mayweather speaks on lessons by his father (Source: Twitter)

Floyd Mayweather is a boxing legend, in all rights. The retired pro-boxer and billionaire boxing promoter went 50-0, in his pro-boxing tenure, competing between 1996 to 2017. He was, for many years, accompanied by his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr.

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Floyd Sr. was a welterweight contender, with a 33-bout pro career, with some top highlights. His best-famed matchup was a coarse 9-round skid to Sugar Ray Leonard in 1978. He used to be a cornerman for Floyd Mayweather. However, he faced a conviction for cocaine trafficking and faced about 5 years in prison. By the time he got out, Mayweather already had a strong foothold in the trade; but he kept to a lot of his father’s teachings. Speaking at an interview in recent years, he said:

The first thing my dad taught me, the first day I went to gym - the less you get hit, the longer you last. All throughout life. And it panned out.

Floyd Jr. did his training at the same gym in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as his father did. He was always determined to live up to his father’s words, that an Olympic gold medal was in Junior’s future. Both the duo had a tendency to resort to violent feats, with Floyd Sr. reportedly beating up his young son. The two did have ugly scuffles in the early years, but they have mended it over quite amicably.

Time and again Mayweather has credited his father, or his absence, as fuel to his performances. His first Olympic bout was a four-minute primer, resulting in a first-round stoppage, that earned him labels as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the U.S. team.

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Floyd Mayweather’s new protégé Curmel Moton scores win at young age of 17

Floyd Mayweather’s new 17-year-old starlet, Curmel Moton, won his second professional fight by way of a first-round knockout. The 17-year-old is highly regarded as one of the top young prospects in the USA and was on display in his first fight back in September. Both his pro-bouts were walkouts. His first fight came under the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo card.

Floyd Mayweather's protégé Curmel Moton, wins his second pro-fight at 17
Floyd Mayweather’s protégé Curmel Moton, wins his second pro-fight at 17 (Source: Twitter/IMAGO)

Following David Benavidez‘s stoppage victory over Demetrius Andrade on Saturday night, he picked up his second win. While the whole blink-and-miss stint did not resonate well with many, the fighter was still commended by fans and peers.  Mayweather Promotions streamed the fight on Instagram live, where the KO body shot garnered much feedback.

Following the win, Mayweather and his student have thus been subject to much praise. The fans reverberated the thread that Mayweather is keen on extending his legacy well. Before this, he trained Gervonta Davis, who is a boxing sensation in his very own right.

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