Are you ready for the fight of the millennium?
Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor; two boxers are preparing themselves for the final time. The boxing match is already dubbed the most expensive match of all time. A boxer’s preparation doesn’t build overnight. It’s a process that has gradual accretion.
Boxers prepare themselves through sufferings. They strategize, sharpen and drudge. Sometimes it reveals their weaknesses to improve on. Sometimes it makes them stronger than they are. And, when you’re a boxer, none is closer to evaluating performance than your sparring partner is.
What will happen on August 26?
Will Mayweather beat McGregor?
Or, it’s the other way around.
We don’t know for sure. But, we continue to closely monitor each of these boxers. We continue to try learning about their progress, weakness and strength.
Does Mayweather have what it takes to beat McGregor?
We sat down with boxers who recently worked with Mayweather in recent camps. They prepared Mayweather to fight left-handers. The three boxers, cum sparring partners of Mayweather think that he’s really unbeatable. And, they all are unanimous on Mayweather winning the fight.
So, who were those sparring partners?
- Zeb Judah
- DeMarcus Corley
- Errol Spence Jr.
- Jack Catterall
Four of those sparring partners reveal Mayweather’s greatest strength:
- Errol Spence Jr.: Errol is the current IBF welterweight champion. He considers Mayweather’s throwing as a jab. Errol is totally amazed at how fast Mayweather is at throwing. Although a lot of fighters “telegraph” their punches, Mayweather throws it straight right instead.
- Zeb Judah: Zeb is the former two-division world champion. Zeb finds everything about Mayweather’s throwing extraordinary. He says that Mayweather is adept with throwing punches. And, Mayweather knows “when to throw it, how long to throw it, how hard to throw it, and how short to throw it”, Zeb continues.
- Jack Catterall: Jack attributes to Mayweather’s dodging to his shoulder roll. Jack says that you will only fool yourself if you think there’s an opening for you to land your jab. The opening you may think he’s created is actually mousetrap. The mousetrap is designed to set up for the right.
- Demarcus Corley: Corley is the former WBO junior welterweight champion. He compares his throwing with the agility of a snake. Corley remarks that, “he’s like a snake that you can’t hit, but he keeps on striking you.”
On Mayweather’s Body Work and Agility
What does Mayweather do to break down his opponent slowly? His sparring partners reveal:
Catterall: Cornell closely monitored what Mayweather does in close quarters. He puts out his left arm like a guard. Then, Mayweather follows it with the right hand stabbing directed at the groin.
Spence: little shots Mayweather relays have a jab effect in the stomatch, Spence thinks. He takes a jab a lot and throws an uppercut to your body.
How prepared you are for a boxing fight is determined by your sparring partners. Check out what Mayweather’s sparring partners think about his skill.