A video has been circulating this week emanating from the Mayweather gym showing a fighter knocked out during a sparring session that took place in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather was not there himself but plenty of onlookers could be heard in the background.
Mayweather’s gym has become world-famous at this stage but attracted negative publicity a few years back after two fighters appeared on a television show in the gym boxing with rounds or breaks in a brutal spar.
Now this video has surfaced in the same gym:
Big KO down the Mayweather Gym ? pic.twitter.com/n5mBvPvlTD
— EditinKing Boxing ? (@EditinKing) February 13, 2018
Shouts of “Whoo!” and “Damn!” clearly audible.
Many fans believe that this was not professional and that instead of shouting what they did should have assisted him in getting back up.
Fight fans have been reacting in their droves since the video dropped:
If you’re getting knocked out like that in sparring with 16oz gloves and headgear, it’s dangerous for you to be a pro.
— Rafael (@RFHBoxing) February 13, 2018
That’s not sparring, that’s taking liberties.
— Mr gee (@davidgee75) February 13, 2018
I’ve seen lots of gym knockouts over the years. The overwhelming majority of them are accidents, and they tend to upset the person scoring it more than the person who has been knocked out.
— Charles Farrell (@cfarrell_boxing) February 14, 2018
Disgusting no one helping him, boxing is no joke, sparring partners not sparrring enemy … what happens in the gym should stay there, @FloydMayweather @MayweatherPromo should be ashamed of themselves, 1 not helping the kid and 2 releasing footage to boost one kids ego or profile
— Coyney (@TessandCharlie) February 13, 2018
What sort of cunt stands there shouting like that rather than jumping in and helping the bloke out … fuck that gym
— Billy Bye (@BillyBye1) February 13, 2018
What’s ric flair doing in the background
— Jay Kennedy (@JayKennedyEFC) February 13, 2018
You get knocked out like that wearing head gear… it’s time to update your resume. You are officially in the market for a career change?
— Caezar Williams (@CaezarW) February 13, 2018
If you get kod like that in sparring, future dont look good for you in the pro ranks, it sucks that this is what we in boxing will always remember him for, so please dont put his name out there. Im better off not knowing. BTW what a KNOCKOUT ????? That was Beautiful.
— Danibo Gizmo (@DaniboGizmo) February 13, 2018
Reminds me of Froch knocking out Groves in their rematch ?
— LIAM MALLY (@LiamMally1) February 13, 2018
@boxingbuatsi Long left hook to take away the lead glove. Modified guard pull down.
— Chris Lloyd (@ChrisLloydTV) February 13, 2018