by Paul Magno
As Shane Mosley and Naazim Richardson prepare for the daunting task of trying to beat one of boxing’s modern day masters, The Boxing Tribune has set out to aid the duo and help establish the blueprint for beating Floyd Mayweather.
There is one major mistake trainers make when preparing for Floyd Mayweather- They put too much focus on Mayweather. They study tapes, dream up strategies and make plans to counter and befuddle Mayweather’s unique style. I’m not saying that this is a bad thing. Mayweather opponents should familiarize themselves with Mayweather’s style and trainers should come up with a proper strategy to nullify it.
Mayweather employs the famous “shoulder roll” style that turns traditional boxing geometry into a null and void jumble of missed shots and uncomfortable angles.
Mayweather feasts on wasted movement. When his odd angles throw opponents off balance or his defensive stance forces foes to over-commit, his job becomes frighteningly easy; It’s really just a matter of stepping off and unloading on off-balance, defenseless targets.