Advertisement
Advertisement

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Training Camp For Mosley

Floyd Mayweather trains at the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, Nev.  Photo Credit: Henry Boothe/Golden Boy/Hogans Photos.

The mood has been very serious in the Mayweather Boxing Gym as superstar and six-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather prepares for his May 1 showdown against WBA Welterweight World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on HBO Pay-Per-View®.  Since arriving back in Las Vegas on March 4 following publicity stops at the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Game and a three-city media tour, Mayweather has made the gym his home, sometimes doubling-up boxing sessions before heading outside to run like a hare  through the streets, parks and hills of Las Vegas.  Never one to cut corners and already known for his intense, high-level workouts, Mayweather is pushing himself to a new level that is even amazing his own team.  He knows the caliber of fighter that Shane Mosley is and the undefeated Mayweather, with a record of 40-0, is ready to make Mosley the 41st notch on his belt.

"I have kept my mind focused on training for this fight with very few distractions.  Everyone knows I am pretty much an open book with plenty of access to my gym when I am training for a fight," said Mayweather.  "But for this one it's different.  I recognize what Mosley brings to the ring and he's going to be one hell of an opponent.  He's one of the best fighters of this era and he's been talking a lot about knocking me out.  That is not going to happen and on May 1 people are going to see another side of me.  I am ready to capitalize on this opportunity and come fight night, I will leave no doubt in anyone's mind that I am the best in the world."

"Floyd always trains with intensity and passion but this camp is unlike others in that he has a singleness of purpose and a focus that is phenomenal," said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions.  "I can only imagine what is going to happen to Shane Mosley on May 1." 

Lights, Camera, Mayweather . . . Another 24/7

Wherever Mayweather goes the 24/7 cameras are not far behind. Photo credit: Gene Blevins- Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Floyd Arrival
The Mayweather family is back on HBO®'s 24/7 starring none other than Floyd himself along with the ever-famous trainer Uncle Roger and father Floyd Sr.  The tight-knit clan can't wait for the premier on April 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT. when they too plan to watch "the rest of the story."

"I'm an entertainer, and the upcoming 24/7 will be the best one yet. The cameras have been rolling since the fight was announced, and you know you're going to see something exciting when you follow me. Fans will not want to miss it," said Mayweather. "Marquez tried drinking his own urine last time around, and people do crazy things when they know they have to face the best fighter in the world. Hopefully Mosley got the memo that drinking pee doesn't work. Let's see what he tries to do.  Nothing, absolutely nothing works when you have to face me."

Mayweather Hosts Foundation Dinner

Decked out in fancy black-tie attire only the Champ could pull off, Mayweather hosted the First Annual Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Benefit Dinner at the MGM Grand premier ballroom last Friday night, April 2 in Las Vegas.  The event was attended by nearly 250 guests and raised money to fund the Foundations' generous charitable work throughout the Las Vegas community.  The Foundation, which Mayweather started in 2007, has a mission statement of empowering and encouraging community alliances, impacting youth leadership and strengthening family foundations through community development, entrepreneurialism and education.  The funds raised at the dinner will be allocated among various programs in the areas of education, community outreach, mentoring programs and a youth summer camp.  Dinner honorees, recognized for their service to the community, included comedian George Wallace and local school Matt Kelly Elementary.

"I want to thank Floyd and his Foundation for honoring me at their first gala event," said Wallace.  "Floyd is an integral part of this community and he gives back generously.  Last year he helped me fund bicycles for kids in need and if it wasn't for his help, those kids might not have received those special gifts.  I commend Floyd for his work and achievements as a boxer and as a man."

"The event was extremely successful and the funds raised will go directly to improving our community," said Mayweather.  "Although I am very focused on my May 1 fight, giving back is always a nice break, whether it is feeding the homeless or working with youth in Las Vegas is something that is very important to me.  It's something I'll continue to do over the next month and beyond."

Spring Break!

It might have been Spring Break for Floyd Mayweather's kids last week, but that only meant they could spend more time with their dad in the gym who was hard at work.  No strangers to supporting their father ringside or while training, his four children Koraun, Zion, Iyanna, and Jirah (ages 6-10) came to the gym everyday to give their dad encouragement and great happiness by them just being there.  As the boys Koraun and Zion continue to find their own love for boxing while learning from Roger or getting tips from their grandfather Floyd Sr., his beautiful girls Iyanna and Jirah made sure they were having fun and smiling with their Dad kissing them throughout the day. After the hard work was over, Mayweather took time to step away from the "office" to have some fun with this brood as the entire clan celebrated Zion's ninth birthday with a trip to the movies to see "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" followed by a night at the Thomas and Mack Center to see WWE Smack Down with his two sons.

"My kids are my life and when they have Spring break and can spend more time with me it is just the greatest feeling," said Mayweather.  "Boxing is in the Mayweather blood, so they're no strangers to the gym.  To see them here enjoying boxing is great.  Having them around just gives me extra motivation to go out and do my job."

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-10-2010

[QUOTE=The Hate Giver;8048622]when was the last time you saw a boring pac fight other than the clottey fight? Also a floyd fan has no right to call another fighter boring. none whatsoever. Pac threw 1,200 punches. At least he tried.…

Comment by The Hate Giver on 04-10-2010

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;8048576]Should be another boring performance and gimme fight like the one Pac and Clottey put on right? (Sarcasm).[/QUOTE] when was the last time you saw a boring pac fight other than the clottey fight? Also a floyd fan has no…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-10-2010

[QUOTE=The Hate Giver;8048530]cant believe all the gullible idiots who are gonna buy this fight. shane is gonna be 4 months shy of his 39th birthday & will not have fought for 1 year & 6 months come fight night. why…

Comment by The Hate Giver on 04-10-2010

cant believe all the gullible idiots who are gonna buy this fight. shane is gonna be 4 months shy of his 39th birthday & will not have fought for 1 year & 6 months come fight night. why waste money?…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-10-2010

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;8047709]Mosley doesn't get tired down the stretch. Look at his fights with Cotto, Vargas, both fights with De La Hoya, and even Collazo like you mentioned. [B]You can't say that Mosley has lost to every single pure boxer he's…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (99)
Top Headlines Alex Saucedo Decisions Clarence Booth: Vences Wins Khan: Being Underdog To Canelo Has Given Me an Extra Push! Fernando Carcamo Stops Daniel Echeverria In Three Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Rigondeaux at Any Time Glowacki's Coach Says Steve Cunningham Still in Play For April Cortez Expects Canelo To Slaughter Amir Khan in Rapid Fashion Jorge Linares Hopes To Return in May or June From Injury Artur Szpilka Has Surgery on Left Hand, Wants Charles Martin Arum Wonders if Amir Khan Can Pull Off a Super Bowl Upset Tyson Fury Going in New Direction? Says 'Massive Fight' Coming Dmitry Chudinov Blows Through Marat Huzeeva in Moscow Mariusz Wach's Ring Return Being Positioned For May 14 Adrian Granat Has Two Fights Set; Sprott Faces Hammer on 3/18 Joseph Diaz-Jayson Velez Set For Ward-Barrera HBO Card Lanell Bellows: Nobody Can Match My Work Ethic Hearn, Mayweather To Join Forces For UK Boxing Events Gutierrez Set For Hometown Appearance, Wants Santa Cruz Next Frank Warren Takes Aim at Boxers Having Overgrown Beards Marquez Wants 147 For Cotto, 152/153 Rehydration Clause Campillo: Kovalev Can Beat Ward, Beterbiev a Bigger Puncher Roach: Not Scared of Atlas, Don't Give a Sh*t About His Stories! McGuigan Warns Joshua To Avoid Charles Martin, For Now Frank Warren: British Boxing Showing Strength With Title Fights Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More Roy Jones Jr. To Fight Again - Against a 'Fan' in Odd PPV Event! Gabriel Campillo Explains Decision To Retire From Boxing Eddie Gomez Extends Pact With Golden Boy Promotions Roman Martinez-Miguel Berchelt Lands at Poliforum Zamna, 3/12 Thurman: Khan Took 'Easier' Canelo, Brook Tougher For Him McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement