10 Floyd Mayweather Boxing Tricks
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2. Head Pull
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There are 2 parts to this trick. The first part is understanding why Mayweather puts both his hands up. This accomplishes 2 things: ONE, is that his jabbing hand is now even closer to his opponent and TWO, he is giving his opponent a false sense of security. Many of his opponents will ponder over the next few precious seconds about either of the following:.
But what happens next? Typically when a boxer throws a jab, the shoulder is activated and the jabbing arm is launched in a forward springing motion from the shoulder. A pawing jab is lighter version of the jab where boxers will throw quick and light jabs at each other in a pawing motion—similar to how a cat will paw the air. Pawing jabs are meant for measuring distance and to basically start the fight off by being able to touch your opponent.
What Floyd does is hold that left hand high into the air which elevates the left elbow high into the air minimizing the amount of movement he has to make to connect. When Floyd throws the drop-jab, there is much less detectable movement in the left arm because the shoulder is already elevated, which turn makes the drop-jab so much harder to detect. Since the arm is already almost extended, Floyd only has to claw downwards with his fist to fully extend his arm.
Mayweather gets away with this trick over and over and over again. Just watch him in any of his fights. As soon as the left hand goes up, it quickly comes down with a fast pawing jab. Real subtle stuff, you gotta look out for it. Ahhhh, yes—the forearm crush. Sometimes I think Mayweather is grappling more often than punching. It is for this reason that they seem helplessly unable to counter against his right hands.
Unfortunately for Mosley, he too was a victim of this tactic. Mayweather did this at least times in every round against Mosley! Perhaps even more devastating to his opponents than the shoulder roll, because this move quickly wears out his opponents and also minimizes their ability to attack him.
Very VERY annoying tactic, as you can see. Mosley has to throw a right hook or angled right hand over it, which Mayweather avoids easily by just pulling his head straight back. This is something Muhammad Ali use to do!
Mayweather then easily avoids the punch by pulling his head back, arching his back, and then come back with a right hand counter. Whether or not the right hand lands, you can bet the forearm crush is on its way. The opening guard is nothing new in the fight game. The reason why you have to be slick is because it requires you to avoid a punch entirely by not even touching or blocking it.
Slipping punches with your head is easy, but slipping punches with the body is much more difficult—requires a bit of footwork and good distance control. Notice how Floyd has both hands up and looks fully committed to the guard. Nonetheless, I included some nice clips of Floyd avoiding body shots by moving out of the way entirely. Why is this even considered a trick?! The answer is YES.
I consider this a trick because Mayweather is using an outstretched arm to push instead of punch. Can you ever imagine a situation where you would take the risk getting caught by a fast punch while you try to push your opponent? The concept seems simple enough but why am I calling it a trick? You just have to understand that although pushing is not allowed, nobody can really tell the difference if you make it look like a light punch or a slow punch. At other times, Mayweather will pretend to throw a punch and then while Mosley is bracing for the impact, Mayweather will just push him into the ropes and gain some ground.
Mayweather drops his head for offensive AND defensive reasons. Dropping his head in puts an extra force on his opponents. Notice that Mayweather is pushing with his head but not leaning in which is a critical mistake that leaves you open to uppercuts. Since their head is too high to push his out of the way, they have to sacrifice an arm to move his head. When the opponent lifts their arms to go for his head, his hooks to the body land.
Against Mosley, you will notice 2 key moments when Floyd uses his slap hooks: Mayweather also destroyed Ricky Hatton using this move over and over. Floyd then steps around him like a matador or connects with some bigger punches.
The first hook is just to connect and disrupt, the second one will be the one where he commits his body to it.
So what have we learned? Floyd Mayweather Jr is actually a pretty good in-fighter! All these years, one boxer after another has tried to beat Floyd by pressuring him on the inside but did any of them come close? Another thing I must remind everyone about Floyd, even though everyone already knows, is that Floyd relies very heavily on speed and accuracy. Many of his punches are backed only by the element of surprise and nothing else.
He throws them without much power but they cause damage because of their brutal accuracy and perfect timing. Shane Mosley complained in numerous post-fight interviews that his neck was worn out by all the grabbing and holding Floyd did on the inside. Ricky Hatton also mentioned in the post-fight interview that Floyd was very clever with his forearms. I hope you guys enjoyed this video and learned some new insight to Floyd Mayweather and the boxing fight game. If you enjoyed this video, check out: All his moves like the shoulder roll, forearm stuff, are needed because he stays in the pocket much of the time.
One thing that maybe was not too evident in the Mosely fight: If you look at the Youtube replays, he did that hook, coupled with the fast head movement and quick sidestep, all done in a split second. Hatton did not hit him at all. It was perhaps the best exhibition of technical know-how in years. There is no way to beat me. Pacquiao, on the other hand, there are many ways to beat him.
Mayweather proves to be the greatest because in all of is fights he won. In other words, there is no way that he wouldve lost them.
Sure, they were a little close but in the end Floyd always came on top. Nobody has ever had a close fight with Mayweather except for a couple of boxers like Oscar De La Hoya.
The reason why people cant figure out Floyd is because of his tactics and knowledge of the game. Floyd has speed and strengh but I think his three advantages are his speed, tactics, and knowledge also his defense.
Pacquiao on the other hand, is my favorite boxer, but I think their are a couple of ways to beat him. The only thing that he has that helps him win the fights is…well we all know his incredible speed and power.
Miguel Cotto gave Pacquiao a good fight in the first couple of rounds because he would throw back when Pacquiao would throw his combinations. Floyd is a footwork guy, check out his early fights.
Pot shots and combos before the hand injuries started, footwork galore. He doesnt do that so much now, it burns lots of energy to move around like that for 3 min and hes nearing Based on the videos above, it appears that Pacquiao is tailor made for this guy. Pacquiao is a devastating mid-range fighter with fast, unorthodox combos.
Pacquiao would then avoid the inside traps that Mayweather uses, and would just go back and reset to mid-range whenever he misses or if Mayweather gets inside. On the other hand, if I were Floyd, I would try to avoid the big bombs early, and try to wear him down using the forearm and elbow in the throat stuff. Hopefully, during the late rounds, Pacquiao would have lost a little bit of his movement and be easy prey for the big hooks and fast lead rights. Nonetheless, I still think Pacquiao carrys one advantage — his southpaw advantage and his awkward style.
Imagine a more consistent Zab Judah with an awkward busy rhythm. I refuse to believe that Pacquiao has the power to KO Floyd. If Pacquiao can keep up his footwork all day and combine that with his southpaw stance, something could happen. I would compare this fight to the slick efficient moving style of Bernard Hopkins when he fought the busy stalker Joe Calzaghe.
Either way, both of these guys are pretty magical fighters. I say the advantage easily goes to Floyd. Johnny N, do you not think though that Pacquiao would age faster though seeing as he takes much more damage in his fights? McCallum, Hopkins, Sweet Pea etc. I feel like you would have gotten more tricks though if you used another fight like the Marquez fight and it show cases his pull counter more, his jab to the stomach and lead hook disguised as a jab.
I hope you make a bernard hopkins, a james toney, and a pernell whitaker article. Something else to that I picked up on that Ali used to do that Floyd does just a bit more tho is that head pull.
Great Article, Keep em Rollin!!!! Also in my opinion I think Floyd is far faster than Manny. I think a lot of people think Manny is faster because he throws more combinations than Floyd who pot shots. Mayweather-Nasukawa a laughable event 10d Dan Rafael. Nasukawa 10d Andres Ferrari. Ito knocks out Chuprakov to retain title 11d Dan Rafael. A unique family dynamic and the shooting of Jose Benavidez Jr. Can Deontay Wilder become the fighter of his dreams?
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