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Spadafora Reflects on Mayweather Sparring Session

By Tim Kudgis

Many boxing fans remember the infamous sparring session between Paul Spadafora and Floyd Mayweather, which happened over ten years ago. Since then rumors circulated wildly about a potential Mayweather-Spadafora showdown.  The sparring session took place when Paul was a few days away from a fight but Floyd did not have one lined up.

Last night, Paul Spadafora stopped by ATG Radio to discuss his upcoming fight with Robert Frankel this Saturday night LIVE WORLDWIDE on GFL.tv.  Many topics were discussed - such as his past, fighting for Roy Jones, Kelly Pavlik, and much more.  Paul was discussing the difference in sparring father away from a fight and close to a fight, which led him to clear the air as you will about the infamous sparring session with P4P king Floyd Mayweather.

"When they put that stupid stuff out there about Mayweather, I am just keeping it real since I am a real dude, I was ten days before a fight.  How would I not be ready to get it in?  I am going to be sharp.  He wasn't in camp.  I was in camp.  I was the one that was ready to go.  It doesn't make sense.  You might come up here a month or two before my sparring you may get over on me but I'm saying as the days come to when it is time to get down where you have to be ready, I'm going to be ready.  It's going to be the best of me."

Paul also acknowledged the fact he probably wasn't the only fighter to get the better of Floyd during a sparring session.  To hear the interview in it's entirety regarding the topics mentioned above as well Rios/Alvarado, who he would like to face next, prospect Wilkins Santiago, and his preparations for his fight this Saturday on GFL.tv against Robert Frankel click the link below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/all-timegreat/2013/04/02/atg-radio-presents-spadafora-frankel-pre-fight-extraganza

To watch this card from start to finish LIVE WORLDWIDE and have the ablility to re watch it for LIFE you can click the link below for more info:

http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Roy_Jones_Jr_Presents_Spadafora_vs_Frankel/1911

Tim Kudgis, is a co-host/producer of ATG Radio which can be heard every Monday & Wednesday from 7-9pm PST.  He also proudly covers the AZ Boxing scene for Boxingscene.com.  For more information on Tim and/or ATG Radio follow them on Twitter @BigTimeTimmyATG or @ATGRADIO as well as check out ATGRADIO.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 04-18-2013

after this sparring session this made mayweather to stay in shape all year round.

Comment by junior gong on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=kokingbill;13205546]allow me to speak for anyone whos ever boxed. We all spar with guys above our level. Its how we get better. Sometimes you do better than you expect, but it doesnt mean anything. Theres nothing on the line for…

Comment by ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY on 04-03-2013

I remember when this happened, the next day at Foxwoods in CT a big name trainer flew in from Vegas for a show and was telling us about it...it was big at the time...the story he gave was that Floyd…

Comment by josenoway on 04-02-2013

lmao, people like edgarg trying to make conclusions off a sparring session. smh.

Comment by radioraheem on 04-02-2013

[QUOTE=edgarg;13207220]The writer should look up the proper meaning of "infamous"... People these days throw far to many out-of-place terms around. "Legendary" is another. As for the sparring session, whilst they are usually not to be taken seriously, they do serve…

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