BJ Penn learning how to box correctly with Floyd Mayweather Sr.

by Percy Crawford | source:

PC: That's a good deal man. I'm glad to hear that. My phone has been blowing up because word got out that you are working with UFC lightweight/welterweight BJ Penn. How did that come about?

FM: Well, you know his strength and conditioning coach is Robert Garcia. Robert was Oscar's strength coach when I was with him, so he brought BJ down and we doing some stuff together. He was only supposed to be down here for a week, but he said he's learning so much that he's gonna stay two. If they really want to win this thing and look good, I would like to have him for 3 to 4 weeks, but trust me…the stuff I'm showing him in these 2 weeks will work if he uses it; trust me.

PC: How is the chemistry so far?

FM: BJ Penn is a cool dude man. I'll be honest, at first, it didn't seem like he could fight that good. I mean, I don't know about his ground game and all of that stuff, but he's got some pop and in just the 3 days I've been working with him, he has improved man. In his words, man, he told me, "I ain't never seen some of this stuff you're showing me man." And that's only after 3 days. BJ is learning fast man. He's a good guy.

PC: His next opponent is Jon Fitch, who is a wrestler and will have a height and size advantage…

FM: (Cutting in) Yeah, I heard he is about 6 foot tall and cuts a good bit of weight to make 170 pounds, but guess what? If BJ throws his shots the way I got him throwing his shots, he will win. See, those guys throwing shots different than the way we do it, so I'm teaching BJ how to keep it standing and be effective. Let me tell you something man, if he uses it, then it will work.

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goku site profile image  

1/10/11 5:42 PM by goku

UltraMagnus site profile image  

1/10/11 4:09 PM by UltraMagnus

BJ Penn might have the same thing done to him the way Ricky Hatton had done to him....

Nubinatub site profile image  

1/8/11 2:43 PM by Nubinatub

Bj needs to work with Ben Askren or a very good wrestler.

Mike Caulo site profile image  

1/8/11 2:34 PM by Mike Caulo

BJ Penn is a good striker in the octagon. I think that he is the best skilled fighter that has good boxing skills. With Mayweather Sr., I think he can develop more boxing skills. This could be a bad news to other fighters.

Storkukidinmun site profile image  

1/7/11 4:25 PM by Storkukidinmun

"man the only thing Freddie Roach can do better than me is wash my car" - nobody can trash talk like a boxer. Good stuff. But yet and still, Floyd, your boy is ducking Freddie's boy Manny and the world knows it.good stuff though. Can't wait to see BJ work his newfound knowledge. Hope it works.

Archer0545 site profile image  

1/7/11 2:27 PM by Archer0545

 Id say its more likely that he's training offense.  A good offense is the best defense.

vegard site profile image  

1/7/11 2:11 PM by vegard


goku site profile image  

1/7/11 1:56 PM by goku know...i think, like, hes probably traneing more than like, 2 weeks for boxing, you know...

KeithM site profile image  

1/7/11 1:38 PM by KeithM

obviously bj will be working on his takedown defence. he's training with mayweather for only two weeks. is that how long training camp is? two weeks? seriously, after all the takedown defence and training he will be doing to get up off the cage, how is he going to be beat fitch? by OUT BOXING HIM. so maybe he should spend SOME time working on his i dunno, a week or so? wow.u expect him to win the fight purely with takedown defense?

BrockbackMountain site profile image  

1/7/11 1:34 PM by BrockbackMountain

I understand what you are thinking but i disagree. Fitch is like a boring version of Hughes. Penn spanked hughes in two fights and was dominating one until he pulled a rib/Gassed out. Fitch is a grinder type wrestler not an explosive type like GSP, penn has always had incredible takedown def and ability to get back up after a TD.  I think the opposite, that its a bad match for fitch. One of the closest fights Fitch has been in was the diego fight and BJ is like "super" diego.