Slow-Mo: Floyd Mayweather Lands Extremely Slow but Hard Punches in New Training Video

Published 03/11/2021, 2:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS – APRIL 17: Boxer Floyd Mayweather in a pre-fight a workout during the grand opening of Mayweather Boxing Club on April 17, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Floyd is preparing for his “The World Awaits” fight with Oscar De La Hoya on May 5, 2007. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather has started training for his rescheduled bout against YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul. The legendary boxer showed fans a glimpse of his training ahead of his return to the ring. However, fans will be surprised with his speed.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 14: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits a speed bag as he works out in front of a poster of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao with his eyes and mouth taped over at the Mayweather Boxing Club on April 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will face Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The exhibition bout between Mayweather and Logan Paul was one of the most talked-about events towards the back-end of 2020. However, after they postponed the fight, the hype surrounding the fight has died down.

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Mayweather has now given a teaser of his training. The 50-0 former multi-weight world champion posted a video to his social media, which showed him hitting the heavy bag. However, there appears to be a shift in his style as he no longer aimed for speed but was landing power shots.

This video could be a hint of what we can expect from Mayweather in the fight. At 44, the legendary boxer will not get faster. Therefore, a switch to power maybe what he and his team are thinking for the bout.

However, the interesting point from the video was that Mayweather is indeed training for the bout. Initially, fans were skeptical of his preparation for the exhibition fight against Paul.

READ: OPINION: Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul and Ben Askren vs Jake Paul Is Not Helping Boxing

Floyd Mayweather resumes training: What does it say about the fight?

Ever since the news about the postponement broke out, the talk surrounding the fight immediately died down. Even Mayweather’s uncle, Jeff Mayweather, said it was unlikely that the fight is happening. So now that Mayweather is training, what does it mean for the bout?

The undefeated boxer has previously revealed that he trains throughout the year to stay fit. Therefore, this could be an instance of his regular training routine. However, the timing of the post makes it more intriguing.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits in his corner between rounds against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Recently Logan Paul revealed he would move to Puerto Rico to prepare for the fight. After that announcement, rumors arose of the possibility of the fight happening. In addition, Mayweather’s post will only add to those rumors. Therefore, we may an official announcement of the new date soon.

What do you make of Floyd Mayweather’s new training video? Does this mean the exhibition fight is back on?

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READ: Why Was Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul Postponed? Here Are the Possible Reasons

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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