In what might be one of boxing’s most dominant performances, we take a look at a less commonly acknowledged aspect of Floyd Mayweather’s near flawless Philly Shell. . Floyd is near perfect at medium and long range yet near unknown on the inside. Simply put, he doesn’t fight there. For a defensively inclined fighter, perhaps its too chaotic, you have to fight too perfect to not take damage, but what’s more interesting here is how he avoids it. In this short, we cover just one of many ways he does this: his elbows. . Marquez is well known for his well timed right hand, a punch that has sent some of the best to the mat, but not Floyd. @floydmayweather effortlessly shoulder rolls Marquez’s most lethal weapon and flares his elbow upward winning a handful of benefits: . 1. Creating distance. Floyd, seemingly looking to avoid the ropes in this bout, stands his ground, rolling the overhand right of a mauling Marquez. To reset the distance, Floyd flares his elbow, pulling up to reset Marquez back to mid range. This has another effect: . 2. Destabilizing. In moments were Floyd is entrenched in with Marquez, creating space with his elbow simulteanously destabilizes Marquez, pushing him backward out of the pocket. . 3. Obstructing. Floyd’s flared up elbow completely obstructs Marquez’s famous right hand. Its seen time and time again throughout the fight, but perhaps no clearer than the first clip in this short. . Even if Floyd was always supposed to win against a great, smaller fighter, he didn’t just physically dominate Marquez, he completely outboxed and nullified him. The silver lining in many mismatches, be it skill, weight, or otherwise is the chance to see a fighter’s complete and unadulterated skill set. In this aspect, Floyd did not disappoint. . If you enjoy Intelligent Boxer, support us by sharing. . — @floydmayweather @mayweatherpromotions @daquan @shaq #boxinggym#boxingday#boxingfanatik
If you were to ask, which gym on the Northern Beaches consistently produces the toughest and most hard-nosed competitors in the area? You would be forgiven for looking no further than Glovebox in Warriewood. Their boxers are a reflection of their steely-eyed coach, Paul Anderson, a man who asks a lot of his fighters but gives even more. Seventeen year old welterweight, Jayden White, will battle debutant, Bayan Yazdani, from Standup Boxing. White has been waiting diligently for a suitable bout, taking exhibition bouts whilst ticking over. On Friday his wishes will be answered and gets to put it all on the line once again. Cameron Macmanus is one of those boxers that is invaluable to a club. He is a regular to training, regardless of what ‘season’ it is and is always quick to support his more active and illustrious team mates. You will always see him at shows, travelling to distant venues, cheering his mates on. These members are the lifeblood of any successful gym. Now it is his turn to take centre stage, when he fights Bilal Baydoun from Bondi Boxing Club in a catchweight bout. Super-Heavyweight, Andrew Doust, is the last of the contingent and he face Blackbelt Pro’s Billy Nolan in a fabulous prospect matchup. Doust has five wins for the sole loss, whilst Nowlan comes in as this years +91kg Novice Champion. Both men are honest, hard working and likeable, whilst still offering a mean streak and heavy hands. This has the hallmarks of heavyweight classic. Join us for a jam-packed night of amateur boxing at Paddo RSL on Friday 23rd November. Tickets are available from Paul at Glovebox.