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JEFF MAYWEATHER: "I WANTED TO SEE HIM LET HIS HANDS GO"

By Percy Crawford | December 06, 2012
JEFF MAYWEATHER:

"I wanted to see him let his hands go a little more. I think Kevin has great skills, which he showed against Vitali, but at the time, he wasn't on Vitali's level. Now he just has to put everything together...this was our first time working together and he took the fight on short notice. The things that I like to implement, I haven't had a chance to implement yet because we only had a couple of weeks," stated world-class trainer Jeff Mayweather, who shared his thoughts on Kevin Johnson's performance against Tyson Fury, Andre Berto's performance against Robert Guerrero, Adrien Broner's performance against Antonio DeMarco, and more. Check it out!

PC: Disappointing trip out to the UK this past weekend with Kevin Johnson. What would you have liked to see him do more of?

JM: I wanted to see him let his hands go a little more. I think Kevin has great skills, which he showed against Vitali, but at the time, he wasn't on Vitali's level. Now he just has to put everything together.

PC: When you take on a guy like Johnson, who is known for not letting his hands go, of course you preach combination punching, so how difficult is it to get him out of his ways?

JM: Well, this was our first time working together and he took the fight on short notice. The things that I like to implement, I haven't had a chance to implement yet because we only had a couple of weeks.

PC: It's loud in that airport, so I will just ask you a few more questions about some recent fights. What were your thoughts on Miguel Cotto's fight against Austin Trout?

JM: I was a little surprised because the few fights I watched Trout in, I wasn't impressed at all. Obviously he asserted himself in this one and he done a great job.

PC: What did you think of Berto/Guerrero?

JM: I didn't see that coming at all. I didn't know what Berto called himself doing. He was staying on the ropes too much. It was a very, very ugly fight, but Guerrero pressed the attack and it seemed like Berto just fell apart. I don't know why Berto came out trying to be like Floyd, and obviously it didn't work for him. It made it look like anybody can try it, but they shouldn't. He looked very uncomfortable trying to use it.

PC: And from someone who doesn't use the Floyd style well to someone who does, what did you take away from Adrien Broner's fight against Antonio Demarco a few weeks back?

JM: I thought he had a very good performance. He stayed in the pocket and landed some big shots and he did that staying real close to the guy. He basically dissected him round by round. I thought he had his greatest performance.

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