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J. Mayweather: Ariza Knows Pacquiao's Flaws, History

By Edward Chaykovsky

Trainer Jeff Mayweather, uncle to WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs), views the addition of strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza as a positive boost to his nephew's camp.

Mayweather is training for his high stake unification with WBO champion Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao had worked with Ariza for several years before he was fired by Manny's trainer, Freddie Roach.

Ariza came on board with Mayweather's team earlier this year. Most saw the move to hire Ariza as a pre-fight mind game by Mayweather, and even Jeff admits that he first believed his nephew was going in the direction.

After watching how his nephew is displaying an increased level of punching power in sparring, and viewing the exercises that Ariza has Floyd doing - Jeff now views the addition of Ariza as being a positive force as the camp continues.

Jeff also says Ariza's addition is important because he knows a lot about Pacquiao's flaws and personal habits from being involved in numerous training camps.

"[The change in training] is subtle, but it's a major difference for Floyd because he's never done it," Jeff Mayweather said to Mlive.com. "Floyd's a beast. The only thing I can attribute it to is his own strength, in his mind, and having a real strength trainer for the first time. Originally, I think Floyd got [Ariza] just to mess with Manny's mind. But he knows Manny's history and his flaws and everything else."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 03-22-2015

[QUOTE=megadeth;15491991]Who is "this guy"?? Of course Floyd lies, just like Pac does. The only difference is that Pac's lies are[B] ignored[/B] by most.[/QUOTE] No, not ignored..... they are accepted by most, which is worse.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 03-22-2015

[QUOTE=kmas-ski;15491736][QUOTE=Ahmed_Ismail;15491700] No what's funny is when you *****sexuals called'em "Ariza Shakes" when he was with Manny. Now when Floyd hires Ariza it's soley based on "strength and conditioning" All yall over the top fans are comical... both sides[/QUOTE] The reason…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 03-22-2015

[QUOTE=Rath;15491527]but that's how your logic works. since Ariza is a long time friend of Memo then Ariza is a PED dealer too like memo. Since Buboy was a Friend of Ariza then Buboy is a PED dealer too and since…

Comment by 5.4ever on 03-22-2015

Incredible how people can stand behind a boxer who uses these tactics against his opponents... Boxing should be the best of one man vs the best of another... Not one man Finding every way to cheat his opponent...

Comment by gdub27 on 03-22-2015

[QUOTE=Butler;15491375]yeah right Rios hired Ariza too.. look what happened.. not only did Rios lose, he tested positive..[/QUOTE] He tested for that because a trainer can train you but if you can't put the fork down then you will be physically…

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