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Floyd Mayweather Jr. inspired to become the TBTE

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on a mission to become the best trainer ever.

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The 43-year-old former undisputed WBC welterweight champion was hit hard by the recent death of his uncle Roger and now restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic much like everyone else, has re-evaluated some of his life goals.

“As many of you know, I’ve had incredible trainers which included my dad and uncle,” Mayweather explained in a recent Instagram post. “Due to the recent passing of my Uncle Roger, I’ve felt inspired to help those around me the same way they have been there for me throughout my boxing career. In a time where we must distance ourselves from others, it has allowed me to reflect on how I want to make a difference in people lives and help them achieve their goals.

“A true trainer wants the best out of their fighter and pushes them to the best of their abilities. I am new to helping people train as I’ve always been on the other side of the mitts. A fighter could be impressive at mitt work but it doesn’t make him a great fighter. A trainer could be impressive on the mitts but it doesn’t make him a great trainer. It has become a goal of mine to help others reach the best versions of themselves and walk with it in confidence. I want to leave an impression on those around me and allow them to see their potential. This quarantine period has allowed me to see the importance of unity and helping others grow.

“I want to do my part on this Earth and allow people to see the potential in themselves so that they can share it with the world. I am new at training and so far I’ve been working with people with no boxing experience, therefore we are growing together. But I promise you, I will be one of the best trainers in the world.”

Mayweather Jr. officially retired in 2017, with an undefeated record in 50 fights along with 27 KOs. He appeared in a three-round exhibition bout against Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018 at a Rizin 14 event.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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