Floyd Mayweather Jr. Says He Trains Harder Now Than When He Was Younger
Based on how much we rag on Floyd Mayweather Jr. here at LBS, it’s easy to forget that the guy is a fantastic athlete. He is undefeated and considered by many to be the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world. But Floyd doesn’t get by solely on pure talent; he works extremely hard to maintain his status as an elite boxer.
Speaking to troops in Afghanistan over Skype Monday, Mayweather was asked about his training regime. That’s when he explained why he works so hard now.
“When I was beating these fighters early on in my career… I trained, but I didn’t train as hard as I train now because, you know, on the plateau that I’m on I know everyone is gunning for me,” he said.
He was also asked how he stays motivated to remain near his fighting weight year-round.
“My Uncle Roger Mayweather [told me this from the beginning]. When you get into the sport of boxing, it’s a lifetime commitment, why not be responsible?”
Floyd captures our attention by attacking opponents, companies, or societal views with his opinions. That type of behavior makes him an unlikable character, but you have to respect him for the work he puts in. He’s dedicated to his craft and that’s a big reason he’s undefeated.