Floyd Mayweather Jr. VS Manny Pacquiao: Pad Workouts
Supposedly, talks between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are heating up again.
Mayweather I guess has a date set (of course, May 5th) and a venue.
Hopefully they will be able to put it together.
One interesting thing I have noticed is the differences in their pad workouts. (Keep in mind, these videos don’t tell the whole story, but they tell a lot).
Check out Manny working out with Freddie Roach at The Wildcard Gym:
What do you notice?
Manny and Freddie primarily work on speed and offense.
Now let’s check out Floyd Mayweather Jr. working the pads with Roger Mayweather:
What do you notice?
The Mayweather’s mostly work on rhythm, offense And defense.
(It is also interesting to not how “square” Floyd stands.)
The way the Mayweather’s work the pads is very unique. I really don’t see many (if any) other camps use the techniques that they do.
I really think this style helps Floyd a lot, as he is constantly used to punches coming back at him. This is what makes him so good in the pocket.
Let’s not forget Ricky Hatton making fun of Mayweather:
We all remember how well that worked out for Hatton, right?
(Watch closely at the inside Game. Common thinking suggests that the reason Mayweather won is that Joe Cortez was breaking the fighters too quickly, thus hurting Hatton’s in-fighting. Look closely. Mayweather was getting the better of Hatton in the clinches. So let’s put the whole “The ref was breaking them up to quick or Hatton would have won” thing to rest once and for all.)
(Side note: No disrespect to Hatton. Hatton epitomizes the all-out, reckless, relentless, fearless hard drinking, hard smoking, hard partying blood and guts International Playboy/Boxer lifestyle that we dig over here at The G Manifesto.)
So what do I do when I work the pads?
Do I do it with the more traditional style of Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao?
Or do I do it with the rhythm of The Mayweathers?
I do both.
The Rest is Up to You…
Michael Porfirio Mason
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