I’m not really a follower of Floyd Mayweather but I do watch him train from time to time and I take saved videos of him (and other boxers) with me offshore so I can watch them train. Floyd’s pad man is his brother Roger Mayweather. This 19-minute video someone uploaded onto YouTube of a padwork session Mayweather was doing, well, I saved this permanantly onto one of my drives so I could always watch it.
It looks like they’re playing patty-cake. 🙂
I have to be honest, I love the look of this kind of padwork. Are we ever going to do anything like this Gary, lol?
I kind of wish I could be this super-ace pad man and do the Patty-cake thing. It looks like Roger Mayweather (the pad man) is getting more of a workout than Floyd.
I’m looking online just now to find out more about this style of padwork. With this set of exercises I’m guessing Floyd is practicing rhythm and muscle memory. You can see Floyd turning his wrists and moving his arms ever so slightly like he’s going through the motions of making a punch.
It looks very choreographed. Whether it’s more “flash and panache” than actually practical I couldn’t say. One thing though, if you did something 10000 times over a short course of time, you would definitely improve or change in some way. I mean, isn’t that how the Chinese table tennis team practice?
I’d love to be able to have a go or even learn that style of pad work.
I didn’t know Floyd’s pad man is actually his brother but man he seems to be a bit of a d*ck to him! Watch the video. It’s hard to like a guy like Floyd when he comes across as so arrogant. Mind you he probably doesn’t care and maybe if I was as good a pad man as Roger, maybe I wouldn’t care either.
Below is a link to an article I read on Mayweather’s style of padwork by another boxing blogger: