Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Floyd Mayweather's Open Workout Reveals Little - Except For a Great Taste In Music.
"It's great for the fans. It's great for the media. It's great for the different outlets."
So Floyd Mayweather claimed before engaging in a very public workout on Tuesday. The workout was supposed to begin at 4:00 PM Pacific Time. However, it really began almost a full two hours later.
That, my friends, was just Floyd being Floyd. Mayweather does things on his clock, after all. Not yours. Not mine. Not anyone else's. The guy likes making people wait, I believe. It's his way of asserting control.
"It's business as usual for us," said team Mayweather honcho Leonard Ellerbe of this training camp.
Things finally started with Floyd doing mitt work with longtime team member, uncle Roger. Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. Floyd and his uncle tapped away. Floyd ducked some swings. Roger did some behind the back work.
"Money" then moved on to hitting the body mitt. Afterward, he literally ran to a heavy bag while music from a Tarantino soundtrack blared.
After a minute, a new pair of gloves were slipped onto the pound for pound great...and he began thumping away. Sure, Floyd worked it like a pro, but it was nothing too impressive.
"He's dialing it back a little bit for us, I think." Showtime broadcaster Kieran Mulvaney told the audience. And that was the big story from this workout. Money wasn't showing his hand. He wasn't giving anything away.
There was little Freddie Roach and team Pacquiao could take away from the whole affair, other than the fact that Floyd seems to have great taste in music. Seriously, the music was incredible.
The Mary Jane Girls "All night Long," Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall," Hall and Oates' "Maneater," these songs may not have made for the greatest workout soundtrack ever. But they definitely made for the coolest one.
Take that, Survivor.
Truth be told, the workout, like all workouts, was somewhat redundant (aside from Floyd mastering the speed bag). Training, after all, is the hard grind which leads to success. There ultimately isn't a whole lot thrilling about it - unless you're watching a "Rocky" movie.
There was one thing, however, that would have been interesting to see. Floyd's been employing swimming as part of his regimen. How interesting it would have been to see the man working in the pool.
"Water tells the truth about a person," strength and conditioning man Alex Ariza claimed. It would have been nice to see that sliver of truth on Tuesday. Yet Mayweather's a pro...and there was no way he was going to reveal his secrets.