Roger Mayweather on Floyd's hardest punching opponents, Maidana's style, more

Roger Mayweather discusses Marcos Maidana (he hasn't seen him) and some other stuff.

On Maidana's style:

"I really never seen Maidana. He had a fight on the other day on TV, but I never seen him. I never seen him at all. But I know what my nephew got to do. And I mean, it's probably a style that he has to adapt to, but that's part of boxing. Part of boxing is you have to adapt to certain styles. Marcos Maidana, I'm sure he don't got something that people haven't seen before. So I figure this, Floyd will adapt to his style, and we go from there."

On not seeing footage of Maidana:

"Generally, when a guy is fighting, I generally examine the tapes of the guys my nephew's fighting. But I haven't seen no tape. I've probably seen him today, but I ain't never seen no tape on Marcos Maidana. I seen -- he beat Broner, right? Yeah, but, I seen Broner a couple fights. I seen Broner fight, uh ... Marquez, I think? This was just a little while ago. I seen him fight on TV. Yeah, Paulie Malignaggi. I seen him fight, but I haven't seen this guy. I haven't seen him at all."

On whether or not camp has changed for Floyd at age 37:

"Not really. Floyd got really old young, because he don't take beatings. He can adapt to what he does, because he don't take beatings. He don't take beatings in the gym. That's why he adapts, he adapts much easier."

On Floyd's hardest punching opponents:

"Cotto ain't the hardest puncher. The hardest puncher Floyd fought was De La Hoya. It ain't no Cotto. De La Hoya punch harder than Cotto. But what happened with De La Hoya? It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about what you know. Remember one thing, it don't make no difference if you're fighting somebody and you can't hit him. Now what do you do? You gotta find a way to win. It ain't like he gonna fight my nephew, my nephew gonna walk right out there and he gonna hit him. That ain't how it's gonna work. Boxing's a thinking man's game. That's what makes great fighters. You try talking about where the greatest fighters come from, the greatest fighters come from where I come from. Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Aaron Pryor, Buster Douglas, all them dudes come from where I come from. So you have to adapt. You have to adapt to what you're dealing with. That's a part of boxing."

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker