FLOYD MAYWEATHER retired with an unblemished record of 50-0. And in his corner off and on during his career he had his father Floyd Mayweather Snr in his corner. Here's what he know about Floyd Snr. Who is Floyd Mayweather Snr? AFTER a successful boxing career which saw him retire with 28 wins from 35 bouts, Mayweather Snr went into training. He'd taught young Floyd to punch at just a year old, but the pair have endured an on-off partnership since 2000. Known for his flamboyant dress-sense and fondness for poetry, he's been a regular feature in boxing since the 1970s. Senior trained Oscar De Le Hoya from 2001-06 and was offered $2m to train the Mexican-American for the fight against his son in 2007, but refused. He even has experience of training a UFC fighter, albeit for two weeks. Senior gave his expertise to BJ Penn four years ago, who like Conor McGregor holds titles in multiple weight divisions. Mayweather brought his father back as his trainer for the first time in 13 years in … [Read more...] about Who is Floyd Mayweather Sr, father of boxer the Money Man,and when did he train KSI for Logan Paul fight?
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Tyson Fury will bid to win back a portion of the world heavyweight crown in his upcoming super-fight against Deontay Wilder. WBC champion Wilder had been slated for a unification bout with Anthony Joshua but when negotiations broke down Fury was the obvious replacement. The pair came face to face in Belfast in August following Fury's comfortable win over Francesco Pianetta. All that remains is for the contract to be signed for the two giants to meet in Las Vegas in November. Here, we take a closer look at the Alabama fighter who is determined to prove he is the best in the business... Background Wilder was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and started boxing in 2005, at the age of 21. He was an unremarkable amateur, narrowly qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics where he went on to win a bronze medal. He turned professional later that same year, racking up an impressive list of knockout wins including a one-round stoppage of Audley Harrison in Sheffield in April 2013. Style As a … [Read more...] about All you need to know about Deontay Wilder ahead of Tyson Fury fight
Boxing fans who packed into the Principality Stadium to watch Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker unwittingly found themselves cast as film extras on Saturday night. Almost 80,000 supporters packed into the Cardiff venue to see Joshua taken the 12-round distance for the first time in his professional career. But before the main event got underway, fans were asked to react to several fighters' names in order to generate crowd noise for the upcoming film Creed 2. The sequel is the latest installment in the Rocky franchise and will see Adonis Creed - son of Apollo - fight Ivan Drago's son in a bid to avenge the death of his father. Before Joshua and Parker took to the ring on Saturday night, the crowd was asked to react to the British star's name, as well as ring legend Sugar Ray Leonard and Joshua's fellow heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder. The legendary Rocky music "Eye of the Tiger" was also played before David Price walked out for this KO defeat by Alexander Povetkin. Producers … [Read more...] about The Hollywood moment filmed at Anthony Joshua fight that nobody noticed
Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will go head-to-head in one of the biggest heavyweight match-ups in recent memory when they collide this Saturday night. Joshua will put his WBA, IBF and IBO world titles on the line when he takes on Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, as he looks to add the Kiwi’s WBO strap to his growing collection. The fight marks the first time in boxing history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain, and the first time ever that two reigning heavyweight world champions with flawless professional records have met in the ring. Read more about Joshua vs Parker Meet the man who steered Joshua away from prison and towards stardom Why Whyte vs Wilder is the perfect fight for the heavyweight division Joshua vs Parker press conference possessed plenty of lurking menace Joshua and Parker meet with a rare shot at total unification the prize There has been a lot of pre-fight noise from the Parker camp, with his promoter David … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker: What time does the fight start, what TV channel is it on, when are the ring walks?
0 Have your say Paddy Considine always knew he would one day make a film about boxing. A fan of the sport since he was a young child, he loved the first few Rocky movies and was fascinated by the ‘monumental’ nature of fighters. But, when the time came, Considine realised a different approach was needed.“I didn’t want to make the archetypal boxing story – it had already been done,” he says of Journeyman, his second outing as a writer-director. Filmed largely in Sheffield, and starring Considine, it tells the powerful tale of Matty Burton, a middleweight boxing champion who suffers a devastating brain injury while defending his title.The sport takes a back seat as a stricken Matty tries to piece together his identity and reconnect with his wife Emma, played by Jodie Whittaker, and their baby daughter Mia.“Grown men are crying at this film,” he says, talking affably on the phone from the Soho hotel where he has a day of promotion … [Read more...] about Star Interview: “Grown men are crying at this film”: Paddy Considine goes the distance for boxing film Journeyman