How to Jump Rope
How to Jump Rope
As I have mentioned before, I have been boxing heavy lately; the heaviest since my Golden Gloves days as a young pup. One of the things I really lost was my footwork. Here Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. breaks down how to jump rope:
The best I have ever seen jump rope was Roberto Duran when I was a kid. The internet is pretty wack though as there are no videos of him jumping rope. If anyone can find one, send it to me. It was truly amazing to watch.
Here is Roberto Duran for the young G’s out there who don’t know:
Now you know. Like my grandfather always said, “If you want a future in this Game, you have to know your history.”
In other Boxing news:
Police say Valero hanged himself in cell
Former boxing champion Edwin Valero, who had a spectacular career with 27 straight knockouts and flouted a tattoo of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on his chest, hanged himself in his jail cell Monday after being arrested in the fatal stabbing of his wife, police said.
Martinez Slices up Pavlik, Carving out a World Middleweight Championship Win
Using a combination of speed and movement with both his hands and feet, Sergio Martinez became the new Middleweight Champion of the World scoring a unanimous decision over Kelly Pavlik, Saturday night in Atlantic City.
Martinez took over the fight in the final rounds using his superior hand speed to bloody the face of the slower Pavlik. Where in earlier rounds, Martinez used movement to land quick combinations, the new champion used hand speed to sustain combinations to the bloodied face of Pavlik as the fight stretched into the championship rounds.
Money Mayweather on 24/7:
“I’m a machine because I can generate the most, not sh*tty Shane with the nose job… me, classy, clean cut, straight shooter. I approach everything in life like this… if you say f@ck me, I’m going to say f@ck you.” Mayweather went on to add: “Don’t disrespect me if you don’t want to be disrespected, period.”
“I’ve just seen the 1st episode. This dumb motherf@#ker said that he’s fighting me because other fighters said they were better than him. Man, you dumb motherf@#ker you almost 40 years old, you better be fighting for a check you dumb motherf@#ker.” Source
Mayweather is no Ali with the wordplay.
Here is young Cash Flow:
Thomas Hearns: How a millionaire goes broke
Hearns and middleweight champion Marvin Hagler had gone full-tilt for two-plus rounds in an outdoor arena at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Hearns staggered Hagler early and had him cut and bleeding in the third, but only moments later, Hearns’ handlers were carrying him back to his corner in defeat.
Kirschenbaum, who chaired the state boxing commission from 1981-92, slipped into Hearns’ dressing room to pay his condolences as the bleachers emptied. “Hey, Doc,” Hearns said, “don’t worry about me. I just made about $6 million.”
There’s a ferocious irony to that now. Half a million dollars behind on his house payments and $448,191 short to the IRS, Hearns signed autographs for $50 a pop a few weekends ago as an auctioneer gaveled off nearly 100 lots of his boats, off-road toys and memorabilia.
Bute Derails Miranda’s Latest “Last Chance”
IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, 26-0 (21) went into Saturday night’s showdown with perennial title challenger Edison Miranda, 33-5 (29), with the pressure of fighting a power puncher, fighting on a co-main event on HBO and fighting in his home town of Montreal. To all ringside observers, Bute handled the pressure easily as he dispatched Miranda with a devastating uppercut at 1:20 of the third round.
There is also a pretty good show on HBO about the unfortunate deaths of Alexis “El Flaco Explosivo” Argüello, Arturo “Thunder” Gatti and Vernon “The Viper” Forrest.
Like Joyce Carol Oates once said, “Boxing has become America’s tragic theater.”
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