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Beverly Talks About The Pain And Self-Strength Required In A Fighter Training At Championship Level
By Beverly Cooper
In this corner is the fierce mistress calling out daily for a pound of broken flesh, buckets of sweat and your tears of agony from strained muscles. Coaches cursing, trainers yelling, agents planning, promoters pushing while climbing the never-ending golden blood spattered ladder towards a Title Championship, we have Training “The Raging Pain”.
In this corner craving carbs, water weight, burning muscles, sexless nights and sparring injuries. Long runs going nowhere, party people shouting out but the ‘grind’ has to take precedence. Haters hating, many lonely moments questioning your worth, we have Complaining “The Verbal Purification of Evil”.
I have had lengthy conversations with trainers, coaches and promoters that want to ‘will’ their boxers/fighters to train like champions. Who believe more in their boxers/fighters than they do in themselves. How do you pull out undying determination from your boxers/fighters? How do you translate the true meaning of motivation to a boxer/fighter that gives and takes punches for a living? How, when the trainer, coaches and promotion team are safely on the outside of the ring when the bell tolls? Even if you have been in the ring yourself how do you get in this boxers/fighters head? Trainers, coaches, sparing partners, agents, promotion team – everyone has a job. That is where I come in! I have the behavioral psychology back round to individually and specifically center into each boxers/fighters lack of self-strength. Self-strength is to a boxer/fighter as self-esteem is to a respected commissioned business man. Self-strength is to a boxer/fighter as self-worth is to a super model. Self-strength is to a boxer/fighter as self-awareness is to a Marine in a combat zone. A boxers/fighters self-strength is not just the physical but also those deep, dark and private thoughts that block the way to a Title Championship. Not limited to but including; secret family moments away from the camera’s.
Floyd Mayweather is spending 23 hours a day alone to marinate on his secret family moments. Mayweather requested that he be released from jail 10 days into his sentence because the low-quality food and water have threatened his health. For the next 90 days, so sayth Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa, Floyd Mayweather is going to eat and drink what he is given behind bars in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich said, “It’s jail, where did Mayweather think he was going? The Four Seasons? Only 10 days in and Floyd Mayweather is loosing his “Self-strength”! Not limited to but including; the Flying Carpet Syndrome.. Being bigger than life, going where you want to when you want to. Money to spend not to count.
Above and beyond the regular Joe. Manny Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee, has encouraged an extreme lifestyle change that has seen the boxing champion scrap his well-known late-night partying and gambling habits. Word is Pacquiao wants to improving his public image in the Philippines. Is Jinkee behind all the life changes? Famous for keeping odd hours and often sleeping into the afternoon, Pacquiao has now begun to get out of bed early in the morning, along with his wife, and throwing himself into an assortment of political, social and religious projects. Looks like someone’s self-strength is being squeezed by the balls. Read between the lines !
Professional athletes all require a level of self-strength. In American football, a sport played between two teams of eleven. Players are offense, defense, or special teams, everyone has a job! Teams are allowed unlimited substitutions that are teams may change any number of players after any play. At the start of a soccer match with a full complement for each team, there are two sides of eleven, everyone has a job! When playing hockey there are six on the ice at any one time. Two Defensemen, 2 forwards, 1 center, 1 goalie, everyone has a job! In a typical National Basketball Association regulation game the number of players allowed is five (5) per team, for ten (10) players. You can substitute freely in basketball. Players may be taken out of a game and then put back into a game. There is no limit to the amount of times a player can be taken out and put into a game. Except when ’fouls’ are involved. Everyone has a job! In baseball there are nine players on the field… There are three outfielders, three basemen, a shortstop, a pitcher and a catcher. You can substitute but there will always be nine on each team. Everyone has a job! I know you can see where I am going with this… In Boxing/MMA it is you and your opponent. Face to face, toe to toe, no more practice it is the real deal. No other ‘teammates’ to pick up the slack. No other ‘teammates’ to defer to when the going gets rough. No other ‘teammates’ to lean on when that TKO is being broadcast from the ring referee.
These are Warrior sports without a doubt. Boxing and MMA are the closest any of us will get to the old world Roman days of the Gladiator. Gladiator games provided their sponsors with extravagantly expensive but effective opportunities for self-promotion while offering cheap, exciting entertainment to their clients. Gladiators became big business for trainers and owners, for politicians on the make and those who had reached the top. Gladiator – Boxer – Same – Same ?
Heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell says; “The only thing I really miss (about football) is the team camaraderie. Boxing is a lonely sport.” Seth was a star linebacker at Michigan State before knee injuries ended his career. Seth took up boxing in 2006. To date Seth’s record stands at; 25 win (19 KO) 0 lost 1 draw. Last fight was against veteran boxer Chazz Witherspoon April 28, 2012. Seth took Chazz down twice in the third round of a scheduled twelve round fight to obtain the vacant WBO NABO Heavyweight Title. Again Congratulations Seth! That belt looks good on you!
When you need Self-Strength; with quickness get to your boxing gym !
When you can’t lift your eyes to yearn for the future; escape in boxing !
When you don’t feel the suns heat on your face glazed in tears; reach for your gloves !
When the haters hate; take a long run, feel your core strength and remember YOU ARE an Alpha Male !
Published by kind permission of: Worldwide Weekly Boxing Predictions League
AZ Boxing: Gonzales Return, Carlos Castro Debut and much more
- According to Fan Base Promotions, former IBF/NABF Super Middleweight Champion Jesus “EL Martillo” Gonzales (27-2-0) will not fight in Arizona on August 3 as previously announced. Instead, the 27 yer old Arizona Native will take on Elvin Ayala (25-5-1) July 21 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Ayala resides in nearby New Haven, Connecticut. The middleweight headliner contest is scheduled for 10 rounds;but, it isn’t televised. The change of time, date, venue and opponent came as a result of Gonzales’ difficulty in finding a trainer. Fan Base asked that the name of the new trainer be withheld until the former champ reports for training in Las Vegas, Nevada. If Gonzales fails to report, presumably the bout is off and Fan Base will start a new search to find a suitable foe. It can be told that the “presumptive” trainer is a veteran with a sound resume and a recognizable name in the world boxing community. Gonzales has been clamoring for a name trainer for years and now he apparently has one. The onetime Top Rank Protege dumped his last trainer almost a year ago
- This is a crossroads fight for Gonzales whose last fight resulted in a 1st round knockout loss at the hands of Haitian “Bad Boy” Adonis “Superman” Stevenson. Gonzales hopes his return as a middleweight will increase his ring speed and add power to his punch; something that was missing in most of his super middleweight fights.
Gonzales should be able to beat the 31 year old Ayala if his head is screwed on straight and his body is fit…..a defeat could spell the end of a career for a very popular and once promising boxer.
- Roger “Black Mamba” Mayweather won a total of 9 major and minor boxing titles during his illustrious ring career. Today he manages a gym in Las Vegas where he tutors and trains fighters. Roger and Bobby Wade, his assistant, were in Arizona on June 16 for the “The Beginning” boxing show held at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. The two highly regarded trainers work with several Iron Boy Promotions fighters including Thomas Valdez, Abel Ramos and Victor Castro.
- The always candid Mayweather took a casual poke at Top Rank Boxing by suggesting that the only way a Top Rank fighter could lose was to another Top Rank fighter, a sly reference to the Manny Pacquia/Timothy Bradley fight result…more from roger! After Azriel Paez (one of Jorge’s sons) was awarded a unanamious but controversial verdict in 140 lb contest over Michael Salcido , Mayweather walked by Azriel Paez in the dressing room area and quipped “did you win”? To which Paez replied …what did you say…Mayweather repeated the question and got the same reply. By now, Paez was mad and said of course I won..why do you ask? Mayweather rfesponded with that’s all I wanted to know did you win? That’s Roger being Roger. Before he departed Phoenix, Mayweather was told that Canadian Light Welterweight Steve “The Dragon Claggett (14-1-1) is challenging Arizona’s budding star Jose Benavidez Jr. (15-0) to fight him anywhere, anytime. Mayweather paused and said if you see him..tell him to keep dreaming. Mayweather is very familiar with both fighters. Claggett fight just outside of Calgary, Alberta Canada on a card that includes the return of Janks Trotter and the debut of huge heavyweight Ed Jackson. The show is produced by Fan Base Promotions .
- “The Beginning” was Iron Boy’s third boxing presentation at the popular venue and the format mirrored the previous two show in that the card featured 8 professional fights and two amateur bouts. Attendance for the June 16 show didn’t match previous Iron Boy Celebrity Theatre presentations; but, the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andy Lee televised contest from El Paso may have convinced some boxing fans stay at home and pull one or two from the fridge…..certainly plausible! All of the pro bouts were scheduled 4 round contests and the only early exit came when undefeated 135 lb Victor Castroknocked out fellow Arizonian Jason Thompson who was making his pro debut. Castro picked up the pace in the fourth round and pummeled the 19 year old Thompson with a barrage of punches that spelled a dramatic end which resulted in a call for the ring physician who revived him and pronounced him okay. Castro’s record now stands at 6-0 w/4 knockouts and he is scheduled to return to the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on August 11. Hopefully, his next opponent will have a comparable record. Victor wasn’t the only Castro on the card.
- Hot Prospect Carlos Castro (123 lbs) provided the best performance of the night when he pushed a game but out manned Tony Green around the ring for 4 rounds to gain an impressive unanimous decision .Castro, trained and managed by Andy Soto, was expected to make his pro debut earlier this year after a stellar amateur career but his proposed opponent wasn’t able to join the party. Castro knocked down Green twice and dazzled a boisterous crowd with a display of speed, nimble footwork and punching power rarely seen in debuts. Based on his June 16 effort, Castro could conceivably be headed towards a down the road showdown with local “Superstar” Emilio Colon Garcia aka “Milo-Time” who fights at the same weight. Garcia, trained by Chuck McGregor, is 6-0 and he was sitting ringside at the event. Castro is expected to fight on the August 11 “In Pursuit” card at the Celebrity Theatre. Garcia told reporters after the show that he expected to be on the August 11 Celebrity card also…maybe they will bump into each other.
- Marcos Mendias (147) upped his record to 5-4 as he outpointed Phoenix favorite Arturo Brambila . All 3 scorers it in favor of the 24 year old Mendias who has certainly turned his career around since he joined forces with trainer Andy Soto. It marked a return to the ring after a three year self imposed retirement for Brambila. At the press conference, he told fans that he tried to do other things but nothing seemed right;so he returned to boxing. It was a solid performance for the 33 year old and fans showed their appreciation…it just wasn’t his night. In other bouts, 142 lb Abel Ramos contines to impress with a convincing UD over veteran Jeremiah Torres from New Mexico. All three officials came to the same conclusion: 42-36…Ramos remains undefeated at 4-0 and still waiting to be signed by a major boxing promoter. 134 lb Thomas Valdez convinced Cory Muldrew that he was the best man with a impressive UD win and Valdez remains a prospect to watch. 128 lb Chris Lopez was aggressive and confident in his UD decision over New Mexico’s
- Jazzman Hogue. 148 lb saul Benitez outworked Antonio Moreno in gaining a split decision. As mentioned …Azriel Paez was awarded a UD over Michael Salcido in an odd contest where Paez seemed to searching for a boxing identify..word of advice: just be yourself and not your father. He has skills. In the first amateur bout: Alexis Urbino, Knockout Boxing, defeated
- Alfonso Marquez, San Luis PAL. In the second amateur tiff, Wilbert Lopez, AZ Boxing decisioned Alain Moreno from Eclipse Boxing in Tucson.
- Parting Shots: Support amateur boxing in Arizona by going to the website of Arizona Golden Gloves Boxingor contact any of Arizona’s gyms (Knockout Boxing, etc.) and ask about community Smokers. They are a lot of fun for the entire family. Special congratulations to to Fan Base Boxing CEO Robert Schmick and his lovely wife on the birth of their daughter Madelyn Gail Schmick. She went through some serious complications before her release from a Calgary Hospital. She is now home with her proud parents.
Former WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, disputes the decision of his fight with Mayweather and via his Twitter account, from Puerto Rico, were he returned after his fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He tweeted “I feel great,” just resting in my SkyLoft with my family. Nothing to be down about. I respect the judges dec. but I completely disagree.”
Meanwhile, Cotto’s legal advisor Gabriel Peñagarícano confirmed to El Nuevo Dia that Cotto thinks he won the fight and his silence was a kind of protest against the decision rendered by the judges. “He made a great fight. It was a close fight that I think that he won and there is a discomfort and disagreement with the decision of the judges, but it must be respected. The decision did not reflect what happened there. The whole world saw it and the boxing world is talking about and knows what happened there….the way that the judges saw the fight is an insult to the reality of what happened there.”
Below The CompuBox PunchStat Report
CompuBox PunchStat Report
Floyd Mayweather W 12 Miguel Cotto
05/05/2012 Las Vegas
Mayweather outlanded the determined Cotto 29-11 in the last two rounds. It wasn’t easy for Mayweather though, he landed just 26% of his total punches after landing 46% in his previous nine fights.
Total Punches Landed / Thrown
Jabs Landed / Thrown
Power Punches Landed / Thrown
Final PunchStat Report
|Total Punches||Jabs||Power Punches|
|Mayweather||179 / 687||51 / 305||128 / 382|
|Cotto||105 / 506||30 / 177||75 / 329|
By Beverly Cooper
About Mayweather vs. Cotto & Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. “Sugar” Shane Mosley
Good Fight Night My FB Kings; we are just hours away from the bloody deciding factor of who gets to go home with the bragging rights of a World Title or a long tail between their legs, eyes to the ground loss! Being Beverly Cooper Boxing I have the great privilege to write about what I want to… interview who I want to… that being said… yes, the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight is the highlight of the evening. Do I have any predictions? Against one of the best pound for pound fighters known as Floyd “Money” Mayweather.. No of course not. My Mama taught me; If you don’t have anything nice to say.. Keep your mouth shut.
I wish both men, Mayweather and Cotto a clean, dare I say FAIR fight. I’ll leave the talk to the rest of you. Frank Bruno said, “Boxing is just show business with blood.”
I am without a doubt all in for the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. “Sugar” Shane Mosley throw down. Both of these men trained right here in California USA. Boxing trainer Able Sanchez runs ‘The Summit’ boxing gym in Big Bear, California. “That’s where many stars past and present come for their training camps.” Mosley has been extremely relaxed and focused for this fight. Might I say, laid back. The heart of my story is about Canelo. Do you realize this very young man is only 21? His record is 39-0-1 (29KO). Álvarez has fiery red hair and he was given the nickname ‘El Canelo’ (Spanish for cinnamon) by his trainer Jose “Chepo” Reynoso when he was thirteen years old.
Much respect to the entire team of Canelo! Mucho respeto al equipo entero de Canelo! Not only is this team hard working, determined, well managed and humble but they actually care about this sport I love; Boxing! Not just for the money involved but the integrity of this sport!
Jose “Chepo” Reynoso Quotes: “Mosley is very dangerous. He knows that by defeating Canelo he would become a World Champion again. It’s a fight for a World Title. Mosley has defeated every Mexican fighter. No one has ever knocked out Mosley. I think its time that Canelo faces the monsters; the important names in boxing. Now I think he is ready to fight Mosley and knock him out. He is also ready for Mayweather, Cotto and Manny Pacquiao.
We are making history. Fighting Mosley is an historic event. I believe in destiny. But I know.. you have to look for it. Canelo is here because no one has given him anything. It’s the product of our work.”
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Quotes: “Mosley is one of the best fighters and it is an honor to fight him. To me its like a dream to fight someone who is a legend. I have dreamed of becoming a fighter just like him. I never imagined that one day I would fight him. I want to be one of the best fighters in history.”
The final outcome will be between: age, strength, heart, stamina, enthusiasm and the hunger to be victorious (Canelo) vs. age, strength, heart, stamina and pure innate skill (Mosley). No prediction other than the better boxer will win! Am I walking the middle of the fence on this one… hell yes! This will be a final story for one.. And a new life changing story for the other! Being a woman of a certain age I have mad respect for Mosley. I know what the daily physical and mental grind it takes to be a Champion like Mosley. As far as Canelo.. Age is on his side. Not just in this fight, but for powerful longevity in this sport! Rezo para una lucha limpia y justa. ¡Puede el mejor triunfo de hombre!
Floyd Mayweather, Seven-Time and Five-Division World Champion
“Miguel is a true warrior, a tough champion and to go into the Hall Of Fame you have to face the best opponents.
“This fight had to happen and I am glad that happened when Miguel was on his own, could call the shots and dictate what he wants.
“Come May 5, I will be at my best. I have been here so many times that I know what it takes.
“I don’t have to brag. I don’t have to boast. Cotto is not a talker. I am outgoing and outspoken. I have a lot of personality. That’s just me.
“If I only would have been a defensive fighter, I would of not have lasted this long in this sport.
“I don’t have to be moving and running. I just have to box. I just have to take my time and whatever happens happens, and whatever plays out, plays out.
“I’m not more relaxed than usual. It’s just I’ve been here. I embrace pressure. I look at it as just another day, another fight.”
Miguel Cotto, Four-Time and Three-Division World Champion
“I’m a quiet guy and I prefer to talk in the ring.
“I had a tremendous camp in Orlando. I put my trust in Pedro [Diaz], in every member of my team and, most importantly, myself.
“All of the work that we put in in Orlando and all the work that we put in here [in Las Vegas], will bring me the victory Saturday night. I am prepared and happy to be here.
“No matter what, I am going to use what I have to fight Floyd. I’m prepared for his style.
“I am going to be the first guy to beat Mayweather.
“Everyone will see my strategy on May 5.”