Hendricks explains advice Mike Tyson gave him to beat GSP
By no stretch of the imagination is Johny Hendricks a boxer, but he does possess incredible knockout power. And of course, is always working on his boxing and sometimes with the most feared boxer in history, Iron Mike Tyson:
“No, I want to hit him with my right. My right hits just as hard as my left. I’ve been hitting people with it and I’m getting a little bit stronger with it. Also going with Tyson, he told me a couple of things that he used to do, Mike Tyson. I got to go like an hour session with him, for the show. Whenever, I did that, he told me a couple of things that really helped me out and really made me a better boxer. More or less, I’ll tell you the gist of it. He said that you can always hit the guy with the kitchen sink and he may not go down, but it’s not the first shot that always kill them, it’s the second shot, okay, the second shot. That’s what I’m looking for. He’s (St. Pierre) been rocked in his last three fights. I think now he wants to hold and maintain.
I think my left hand is in his head. Who wouldn’t? If I was fighting myself, it would be in my head. It’s one thing to rock people, its another to put them to sleep. If he switches southpaw, he’s dead. I’ve sparred a lot of southpaws in my life and I’ve sparred a lot of boxers that switch to southpaw and switch stances on me. That’s going to be that much easier for me to land my left hand it he switches to southpaw. So, I hope he does.”