They are all on the American Juice.Posted September 1, 2014 3:18 pm
Floyd Suggests Ariza Now Part trainer of ‘The Money Team’
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has used social media as his primary source for major announcements in his legendary career. The unbeaten pound-for-pound king has taken to his Twitter and Shots accounts to first reveal his fights with Marcos Maidana and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in recent past, as well as broadcasting the undercards for those events.
Taking that approach to new heights, Mayweather dropped a shocker in the wee hours of Friday morning – the news that strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza is, in some capacity, a part of ‘The Money Team’ for his upcoming September 13 rematch with Maidana.
“Alex Ariza stretching the champ for his 3AM (Vegas time) run,” Mayweather posted through his verified Shots account .
It has yet to be confirmed whether or not Ariza is a full-time member of Mayweather’s camp for this fight, or if the photo is just being floated to draw a rise out of his opponent. Ariza worked with Maidana prior to their first fight, in which Mayweather was handed the toughest challenge of his career in escaping with a majority decision in their May 3 thriller.
The controversial conditioning coach was recently relieved of working in such capacity with several fighters training with Robert Garcia. Prior to the separation, Ariza worked with Maidana, Brandon Rios and Mikey Garcia among other fighters at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy.
Ariza is best known for his time spent with Manny Pacquiao while also working with several other fighters out of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California.
Mayweather was cryptic in previous comments regarding the difference in fighters before, during and after their time spent with the conditioning coach.
“I don’t have anything against anyone, but I noticed that when the guy, Alex Ariza, was in Amir Khan’s corner and when he faced Maidana, Amir Khan looked super strong in that fight,” Mayweather noted prior to his first fight with Maidana. “Then you go back and look at it, I go look at Maidana’s fights against certain guys, like when he fought Alexander, he was strong, he was still coming ahead because he’s the kind of guy that comes straight ahead, and liked the looped shots. He wasn’t as strong as he was in the Adrien Broner fight. In the Adrien Broner fight he was a lot stronger than he was in a lot of his past fights.
“I don’t know if Alex Ariza plays a major role into that, but when I sit back and I look, I’m looking at Pacquiao versus Bradley and I notice ever since Ariza has not been with Pacquiao anymore there’s been a total change in his power. So I look at things like that and I question things like that to myself, but I don’t worry about anything and I’m not going to say nothing about Ariza because I think he’s a pretty cool guy. I don’t really know him, but we got USADA, which is the best in the world, and we’re going to continue to go out there and do what we supposed to do.”
Both fighters were proven clean through random drug test results from the fight. Maidana entered training camp for the rematch without the services of Ariza, prompting Mayweather to extend an invitation during the press tour to hype the September 13 event.
“I would like Ariza to come over to my camp, you know, since I don’t use no physical trainer,” Mayweather claimed this past July when informed that Maidana and Ariza were not working together.Posted August 29, 2014 3:21 pm
The name Hecdog is associated with Manny Pacquiao…Posted August 28, 2014 7:30 pm
The name Floyd Mayweather is synonymous with GOATNESS.Posted August 28, 2014 4:02 pm
Maidana will win again inside the ring but Floyd will be declared winner again courtesy of three blind mice.Posted August 28, 2014 1:02 pm
Hecdog you are so biased it is terrible.Posted August 28, 2014 11:46 am
The oracle of Delphi
Not buying this time, will read about Maidana’s victory online…Posted August 28, 2014 8:46 am
Ladies and gentlemen this boxing card is truly a disgrace to the sport of boxing. This fight card will once and for all prove that the Great Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has the best under cards of all time and his battle with p4p great Christopher Algieri will shatter all pay-per-view records. Macau and The entire “Pacific Rim” every Kaiju and Jaeger will buy this ppv because of the unprecedented talent of the under card. No fighter in history has had such talented boxers such as Zou Shiming fight beneath them. The very humble Ferrari driving congressman/actor/singer/basketball coach/preacher, Emmanuel Pacquiao and his entourage of humanitarians will provide an undercard that will have the entire word holding hands rejoicing at the generosity of Top Rank Promotions.Posted August 28, 2014 7:01 am
Chino and García say they want to fight more at a distance and Ellerbee that Floyd is going to be more aggressive… and everybody had the best camp ever.Posted August 27, 2014 10:02 pm
Who on earth wants to see this sloppy fight again? Maidana, Herrera and Matthysee are all sloppy dirty fighters.. They make for sloppy awkward fights. The only thing Maidana did was fight rough, sloppy and dirty.. Just like Herrera and Matthysee.. it was no example of Great Elite Boxing or even border line good boxing.. and now they’re going to do it again?? on PPV!!! ROFLMAO.. it’s going to be the lowest PPV in Floyds PPV History.. without a Marquee name like Cotto, Paquiao, Canelo.. Floyd cannot generate any real PPV numbers.. its a fact ladies..Posted August 27, 2014 12:43 pm
Hopefully Showtime sues Mayweather and Goldenboy for Fraud and takes back their $74 Million.. then we’ll see if Mayweather or GoldenFraude are anything special. It’s a case of obvious Fraude… and now with this PPV Fiasco.. it’ll be the straw that breaks the Camels (Showtimes) back.Posted August 27, 2014 12:39 pm
Wow, this PPV card is a gross example of incompetence on the part of today’s professional boxers and the boxing fan. The only people that benefit from this type of card are the promoters, managers and or advisors. The parallels to World Wrestling Entertainment are sickening to say the least. I mean when was the last time you honestly didn’t know who was going to win in a PPV fight especially in the Case of Floyd Maywether Jr. Think about this, If you as a promoter , Manager and or advisor have one Professional boxer that earns More money in a day then the top 20 Professional boxers Make in a year then would you put him in a fight with someone you thought he could lose against and feather more if you do in fact put him in the ring with an opponent that could possibly beat him wouldn’t you afforded him every opportunity possible to insure that he win? That’s what the Sport I love has come to model itself after.Posted August 27, 2014 11:29 am
The oracle of Delphi
They are going to say TMT sucks… ;)Posted August 27, 2014 10:55 am
Cant wait for Mayweather to beat Maidana even more convincingly this time round..what the haters gonna say then??
Piss Poor PPV Card, Mayweather vs a slow awkward plodding relatively unknown Argentinian and a few Chihuahuas no one gives a fk about.. LOL it’ll be as bad as the Canelo vs Shot Angulo PPV dud…. Boxing is in the dumps… Showtime may Sue Mayweather for breach of Contract.. I’m sure in the Contract he agreed to make Great Profitable PPV Events agains top opponents…Posted August 27, 2014 10:11 am
I wonder what weird and wonderful excuses floyd would have come out with in avoiding leonard, hearns and duran if he were around in the 80’s. I also wonder how long a guy like Meldrick Taylor would have remained unbeaten if he avoided Chavez (Pac). There are many guys throughout history that could have remained unbeaten had they cherry picked.Posted August 27, 2014 10:05 am
@ Ray – you can say Maidana in every post, but it doesn’t increase his chances. I dislike Floyd as much as the next person, but he’s winning this fight.Posted August 27, 2014 9:59 am
Hola amigos. A mi me gusta que los chanates.me la metan por el chonchon.esque pues yo cresi admirandolos mucho.yo AMO ah mi IDolo floyd “mr money” mayweather.me chorreo cuando oigo mensionar su nombre.Posted August 27, 2014 12:33 am
Everyone’s predicting a May wash-out, now he knows what to expect from MM. I thought so too. But now I’m thinking that MM may show some variation in this fight, at least in the types of punches he will throw, even if the variation will be limited. I don’t think he will rely as much on the overhand right coming down from 12 o’clock and that he will body shot more. He’s also gotta keep something in the tank for end of rounds and final rounds. In the end Floyd should win handily, but I don’t think it will be the wash out some think. MM showed liitle fear the first time round and will show even less this time round knowing he can’t be hurt.Posted August 26, 2014 11:50 pm
The Oracle of Delphi
Go get him Maidana…….take it, the glory is yours! Your advantage the 1st time around was that you did not get intimidated by the circus of this fake. If you maintain your violent innocence and fearlessness you will knock this fake into obsoleteness, where he belongs. He will never fight again and disappear in some prison. A small step for you, but what a big step for mankind!Posted August 26, 2014 11:16 pm
There’s no doubt Floyd is going to move and box more this time around, or at least that’s what I expect. That’s what he should’ve done the first time around, but I think he didn’t expect Maidana to be as a strong as he was. Maidana’s power is somewhat deceptive and he has adjusted well to 147…not like when he fought Alexander.
At the same time, Floyd has much to prove as well. After winning an easy fight against a much bigger fighter in Alvarez, I expected he would have a much easier fight against Maidana. But to the contrary, he looked beatable and confused at times. Whether he chose to stand and fight or simply signs of wear and tear remain to be seen.
If he brings his A-game into the ring, Maidana doesn’t stand a chance. But, if he doesn’t bring his A-game or his A-game is no longer there, I expect more of the same as their first fight.Posted August 26, 2014 10:18 pm