TYRON WOODLEY has claimed Floyd Mayweather gave him the ‘foundation’ for his success in the ring ahead of his clash with Jake Paul.
Das Vorherige UFC welterweight champion got some training sessions in with the boxing legend ahead of his clash with the former Disney star turned boxer.
Although he didn’t have a prolonged period of time training under the former five-weight world champion, Woodley took plenty away from the former pound-for-pound king.
The 39-year-old said of his training with Money: “The times I worked with Floyd [Mayweather], he was very vocal.
“You couldn’t do nothing wrong. And that’s what makes him so great.
“In MMA we over-do it a lot, but it doesn’t always transition into power.
“It doesn’t always transition into accuracy.
“He gave me the foundation of how he beat everyone he did.”
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Training with boxing royalty has heaped extra pressure on the battle-tested Woodley, who has had over ten times as many fights as his latest opponent.
Und Paul believes the Missouri mauler can have no excuse for coming up short in his professional boxing debut.
The former Disney star said: “Tyron said he’s training like he’s fighting Mike Tyson.
“Mayweather is training him and you can tell he’s in shape. He’s got the six-pack back. He’s looking good. He’s not messing around.
“This is his biggest fight ever and the whole MMA community is counting on him to represent them and to get the ‘W’.
“Unglücklicherweise, that’s not going to happen.
“And when I beat him, there will be no excuses because he was being trained by Mayweather.
He gave me the foundation of how he beat everyone he did
Tyron Woodley on his training with Floyd Mayweather
“Because Jorge Masvidal said he was going to knock me out. Because he took this camp and had a 14-week camp. He has no excuses.
“I love boxing. I fell in love with it. There’s something about knocking someone out and cracking someone in the face.
“My whole life has been a fight. I never got anything handed to me so I feel like I’m at home.
“I feel like I was put on this earth to fight. And I like challenges. I’m driven by challenges.”
Despite not having tasted victory in over three years, Woodley is confident of having his hand raised in Paul’s hometown.
During an appearance on Die MMA-Stunde, er sagte: “I’m here to f***ing takeover.
“You’re gonna see Jake Paul get hurt in a way you’d never imagine.
“He may not want to do this again after this.
“This was my lifestyle before it became a sport, before it became a career.
“This was a bucket list thing he wanted to try, his following allowed him to do so. But this is in my DNA, it’s all I’ve been doing since I was a kid.”
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