Floyd Mayweather Names 3 Things That Can ‘Make or Break’

Published 03/09/2022, 1:56 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media during the post-fight news conference after his unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather (50-0) dominated the boxing ring for more than 21 years. This made him not only a legend, but also one of the richest sports person in the world.

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Mayweather, who beat many skillful and highly energetic boxers with his sheer knowledge and tactics, proved why everyone addresses him as ‘The Best Ever.’

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In his recent interview with The SportsIcon Lion Club, Floyd Mayweather took a dig at many points related to mistakes made by the boxers. ‘Money’ emphasized three points that, according to him, can make or break a boxer.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 04: Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous-decision victory over Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“I think fighters need to focus on being on their pivot for their movement that plays a major major role in the sport of boxing. Fighters are not taught right as far as being on their back pivot. Fighters don’t really use jabs anymore, and fighters don’t really focus on defense. So those three things can make you or break you.”

Mayweather has analyzed the game of boxing so closely that he knows it like the back of his hand. He is well aware of his opponent’s next move and how to counter it. Hence, to give back to boxing, he is imparting his knowledge to the next generation.

Floyd Mayweather is imparting his in-ring knowledge to multiple other boxers

Mayweather proved his worth against many big names, such as Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, and Conor McGregor. In his 2013 fight against Alvarez, he dismantled the then youngster and gave him a boxing lesson.

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Now, as he is retired, he is guiding aspiring champions from Mayweather Promotions. Gervonta Davis (26-0-0) is a significant example as he has clinched belts in three divisions. 

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 01: Gervonta Davis talks with Floyd Mayweather (R) back stage before fighting Guillermo Avila of Mexico (not pictured) in their super featherweights bout at the DC Armory on April 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Having an inconsiderable amount of amateur experience, Davis has dominated his opponents with his skills. This shows the value of the implementation of Mayweather’s lessons in ‘Tank’s game plan.

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Should other boxers pay heed to the same? What did you make of Mayweather’s three-pointers to success?

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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management. He is a sports enthusiast and has a different perspective on boxing. At different levels, he has played boxing, cricket, and basketball.

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