Boxing has always been the favorite combat sport for most American rappers. One of the wealthiest rappers of all time, 50 Cent used to have a certain love affair with one of the greatest of all-time boxers, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Sadly, their relationship has ended. But word on the streets is that 50 Cent and Mayweather have sparred and that he’s done pretty well in the ring. But those are just rumors.
Speaking of street, another rapper named Jeffrey Lamar Williams aka Young Thug has had a video of himself and boxing trainer to the rapper stars Donnie Young working on some mitts. Donnie Young is the same trainer that could be seen holding mitts for Gucci Mane. But unlike Gucci Mane, we see Young Thug strictly stick to a south paw stance. There’s no strange randomly switching of stances.
In the video, we see the Georgia rapper throwing everything from jabs to hooks and strange right hands that looks like some sort of mixture between a hook and uppercut. We can see from the video that Young Thug, although having the word “thug” in his moniker is no world beater. Hi chin is completely open and there’s absolutely no guard work at all. Even though he’s throwing a plethora of punches, none of them are well-coordinated. At least his buddy Gucci Mane actually showed some sort of interest in learning to box.
Whoever the trainer Donnie Young is, I wouldn’t recommend taking boxing lessons from him even if it’s in the interest of working on some form of cardio. The trainer doesn’t seem to correct or advice the rappers he’s worked with in any way at all. If I were a rapper with millions of dollars I’d definitely hire a much more respected and well-known boxing trainer.
Clyde Erwin Barretto is an emphatic obsessed fan of mixed martial arts, combat sports and body movement. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeBarretto.