Bizarre Theory Explained Why Floyd Mayweather Broke His Hands Multiple Times

Published 07/25/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

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When Floyd Mayweather started his professional career in 1998, in him, as a sign of his young age, there was this urge to be relentless and indomitable with his striking. The left/lead hook was the best of all his weapons. With almost every combination that Mayweather would throw, there would be a couple of round lead/left hooks. Even if not with equal frequency, Mayweather would keep his right hand active and useful throughout the game.

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By the time it was 2001, and Pretty Boy was fighting Corrales, the right hand started going back, and the left one was always ahead and it was even more aggressive. When Mayweather went up against Castillo, the shoulder roll made its appearance, and it was visible that Mayweather was developing something.

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He was not retiring his right hand, but he assigned it a peculiar role. A role that was laden with the responsibility to defend and counter. While you may appreciate the quickness and accuracy of Mayweather’s punch, here is a fact about ‘Money May’ because of which he often broke his hands.

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Mayweather, through his long-forged career in boxing, demonstrated characteristics that gave him an individual identity in the sport. Understanding of limitations and speed, commendable eyesight, and quick reflexes were a few attributes of Mayweather‘s boxing. However, former cut man Miguel Diaz informed that Mayweather had all the problems in the world with his hands. He said, “They (Mayweathers) all have the same hands, and the same problems. They didn’t have enough calcium as babies. Their bones did not grow strong.”

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Mayweather may not have had the strongest hands, but he certainly compensated for it with his other attributes. Given how Mayweather performed against the likes of restless Judah, De La Hoya, or furious Ortiz, one could unhesitatingly quote Jim Lampley and say Floyd operated like a surgeon. Standing toe-to-toe, Mayweather would study his opponents’ game plans as if they were written books, and in the end, Money’s assessment would always yield positive results.

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How do you feel about Mayweather’s hands? Did you ever feel he had weak hands and tried concealing something? Let us know in the comments.

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Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
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Ajinkya Aswale

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