Jeff Mayweather is not happy with UFC Fighters who are getting into boxing. The former American boxer spoke about the latest boxing fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren.
Previously, Jeff spoke about the influence Jake Paul is having on Boxing. He argues the YouTuber is a ‘bad influence’ on the sport and is doing ‘nothing’ for it.
“Most guys from the UFC can’t even take boxing punches,” he says. Jeff believes that there is a big misconception regarding UFC Fighters. According to him, people believe that UFC fighters can endure anything because they fight in the Octagon.
Jeff is a very credible figure when it comes to boxing. ‘Quiet Mayweather’ has trained several champions including Sultan Ibragimov, Celestino Caballero, and for a short period Floyd Mayweather Jr. Recently, he was also seen imparting guidance to Youtuber and amateur boxer KSI.
Throughout his exemplary boxing career, Jeff competed from 1988 to 1997 and held the IBO super featherweight title from 1994 to 1995. Since then, he has been a boxing and mixed martial arts trainer.
Are UFC Fighters Not Good Enough to Box?
UFC combatants have a career filled with injuries and getting potentially life-threatening injuries. Moreover, they risk their lives on a regular basis just for the sake of people’s entertainment. Safe to say, they are nothing short of ‘heroes’.
Furthermore, UFC and MMA artists are world-famous stars who often branch out to different sports and franchises. Key examples are Randy Couture, Tyron Woodley, and Conor McGregor. These stars have been captivating audiences through their appearances in movies, video games, and rap albums.
Although they haven’t had much success in the field of boxing, they’ve certainly left their mark on the sport. Conor McGregor’s boxing match with Mayweather drew 4.3 million PPV buys in North America, the second-most in history. Even though he lost the fight, Conor and Mayweather’s fight was the biggest boxing event of 2017.
Similarly, it is a great honor when celebrities come over to the UFC. As such, UFC fighters are heavily integral to the world of combat sports. Hence, their performance in a boxing match or a movie is nothing to be overly critical. Rather, it is something that needs to be enjoyed.
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