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Learn From Champions

I recently posted the following video of a younger Floyd Mayweather to my Facebook page. Within the video, you’ll see Floyd demonstrate some of the skills that he’s mastered throughout his career.

The brief clip comes from an episode of In This Corner hosted by James Smith. After posting the video, I had several people ask if other episodes were available online. Fortunately, there are several that can be found on Youtube.

Below I have comprised a brief list of previous episodes. Each link will open to a new page.

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Bernard Hopkins – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9496vJdgiA

Johnny Tapia – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ZZQk-IrXQ

Diego Corrales – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MInsOLU-iGc

Glen Johnson – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z90kxG4LFl8

Kevin Kelly – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnVEkWjxnvQ

Joe Calzaghe – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obrMqMMljNE

Mike McCallum – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMeGnD0zZGI

Winky Wright – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiYuq3Anx8I

Ricky Hatton – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtAlLgEvVD4

Mike Tyson – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg6e_xqe5IY

Nonito Donaire – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzTmBwPEVS0

Christy Martin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Wuay9-49I

Sugar Ray Leonard – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9JN80FUO2o

Please note that this entry is by no means a definitive list. I’m sure there are additional episodes online. You are welcome to share such links in the comment field below.

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The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward. – Gene Tunney

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7 Comments so far

  1. Declan Walsh September 24th, 2013 6:09 am

    This is a very help full post thank you Ross. There are loads of videos and tutorials online about boxing but noone seems to break it down step by step like Mayweather did in this video,it’s like a big secret. There’s plenty out there on conditioning and basic moves but not on tactics in detail,like block with this hand step left throw the uppercut,you know stuff you can drill in the club till it perfect. I’m new to the sport as a coach so any links posts or other use full detailed stuff would be much appreciated. I’m a huge fan of this site,the best on the net IMO for honest info. Thanks again Ross.

  2. John Cintron September 24th, 2013 6:30 am

    I am surprised there isn’t anything on Marvin Hagler. Mike Tyson in his prime is my favorite videos to watch.

  3. Hop September 24th, 2013 7:01 am

    Nifty glimpse into the boxer’s craft as explained by one of its greatest all-time practitioners. Was SO surprised Smitty picked Alvarez to beat Floyd (??).

  4. Gladiator September 25th, 2013 12:05 am

    There’s a reason why they call this science a sweet.

  5. Eric September 25th, 2013 4:20 pm

    Mayweather is a talented fighter but in no way does he measure up to the hype that surrounds him and his “selected” fighte with “cherry picked” opponents. Even though Pacquiao has seen his better days, Mayweather will still avoid fighting him. And in no way is Mayweather going to step up and fight GGG at middleweight. That would be suicide. If Mayweather was around during the Pryor, Duran, Leonard, Hearns, Benitez or even the Chavez or Whitaker years, he wouldn’t have been much more famous than his father or uncle.

  6. Tom September 25th, 2013 11:32 pm

    Thanks for putting together the videos, great collection! I totally agree that one of the best ways to learn is to copy the best and watch them over and over again to see what it takes to be a champion. What you’ll notice is that these champs are ALWAYS working on the fundamentals.

  7. Stuart September 26th, 2013 7:21 pm

    great post and video. indeed Floyd Mayweather is at the prime of his career, there’s a lot to be learned from a champion like him, I wish I could do more for myself.

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