FLOYD MAYWEATHER is secretly going back to the years with late-night training sessions and matches against invincible opponents.
The boxing legend is back in the gym and preparing for a return exhibition.
And the leader in charge of the camp in his new head coach Gerald Tuckeran undefeated veteran, eight-fight professional.
The two made their way back home, competed together on the US amateur boxing team and even lived together for many years after that.
Tucker told SunSport: “It’s like brothers back together again, it’s a relationship that we had way back in the day.”
For years, he sat in the front row watching the miracle between Mayweather and his former trainer, Uncle Roger, who sadly passed away in 2020.
And to this day, Tucker still demands the same rules that Roger set for his iconic grandson, there’s no place for restno matter how tiring the session is.
“We don’t rest in the gym,” says Tucker. That’s what Roger has done in us since we were kids.
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“That’s how I train my fighters to this day, whether it’s Floyd or anyone else, we don’t rest, we work straight.
“If it’s a 90-minute workout or more than 100 minutes, we’ll work it out, we’ll rest after we leave the gym.”
Mayweather, 44, officially retired in 2017 after defeating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33, in a lucrative and high-profile cross-match.
But the last time he shared the ring with an accredited boxer was in September 2015 in a match against Andre Berto, now 38 years old.
That was his suggested breakup fight, and at the time – Tucker calculated – Mayweather was spending at least 25% of his effort in the gym.
He revealed: “I think he stopped training intensely, I mean around Berto, just from the outside looking in.
“I’m not there to say for sure, but I’d say he’s down to about 60/65, something like that.”
But since the pair linked up in the summer of 2020 to practice for an expo with YouTuber Logan Paul, it has produced the best of Mayweather.
Tucker admits: “Ever since I got here, people just say he’s different and almost the same as the old days.
“I’m taking something out of him, waking him up more, and I think he’s up to about 75/80 and each camp it’s increasing.
“I think we’re going to get to around 80/85 pretty soon and you’ll see a more mature, ready Floyd and look a lot more like him.”
Knocking out Irish boxer McGregor in ten rounds isn’t the last time fans will see Mayweather in the ring.
He first returned on New Year’s Eve 2018 and knocked out Japanese featherweight boxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, in just one round.
Then last June, for the first time under Tucker’s guidance, Mayweather was measured by vlogger Paul, 26 years old, who measured the distance TWO STONES than.
Now the five weight division champion is in talks to face a Youtuber in Money Kicks 20 years old – real name Rashed Belhasa.
Belhasa has just had ONE YEAR and two celebrity boxing matches are worth the experience.
But Mayweather was still transplanting in the early hours of the morning and sparring future world title challengers.
“A lot of people have reached that level of elite in their careers all the same, they care about their name, their legacy, how they look each time,” says Tucker.
“In any case, you will care about your appearance and your satisfaction.
“That’s why you never make him fail, he always finds a way to take precautions.
“We call each other on FaceTime between camps and we’ll work out on the treadmill or we’ll go out for a jog, just keep fit.
“He’s always ready, he takes it seriously as if it were a real fight.”
Whispers coming from Mayweather’s Las Vegas gym showed the 50-0 icon barely losing a single step in the bout, compared to a HALF fighter of the same age.
And Tucker could be proof of that, given that Mayweather is a invincible force to this dayretired for over four years and turns 45 this month.
He said: “This is a completely unbiased opinion, which comes from what I saw in the gym – especially when we were prepping for Logan – he was in…
“And they’re the undefeated, the bigger guys, the dynamic guys, some of them like 18-0, or 21-1, still in the early stages of their careers, and they haven’t yet. can compete with Floyd.
“Floyd can still compete at this championship level now, still to this day, and beat all those guys.”
Mayweather has yet to confirm his next opponent but has announced that he will return on February 20 in Dubai.
Most amazingly, his comeback is set to begin HELP 700ft of Burj Al Hotel.
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