Back on the Road
When looking back no longer interests you any more, you must be doing something right.
Born and raised in London, I’ll always be proud to be Paddington born, but I have to say I’m so much prouder of just how far I’ve come and how far I can still go.
If you stay within your comfort zone, you’ll never know how good you can truly be. I’ve racked up 37 wins during my career and my target is 50 wins to retire on. I’m getting closer and closer, but I want to fight my eras very best before I walk off into the sunset.
Success is a very, very lonely road. Very few people are willing to endure the pain and the sacrifices to be successful. It’s a permanent uphill battle, and along that road, you’re not going to see many friends. Learn to have your shadow as company as no-one else will share your burden. But what doesn’t kill you on this particular road, will definitely grow you. This is the life I’ve lived since becoming a boxer.
I may not be the best boxer in the world but I’m pushing myself to be the best boxer I can possibly be.
As “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali said; he hated every moment of training, but he did what he needed to do to become a champion.
Training camp is a hard, severe and a lonely time. It is just you and your thoughts to push and support you to your physical and mental breaking points. This life certainly isn’t for everyone.
Week Two of training camp is over. Floyd and Manny Pacquiao held a press conference in LA this week. The scale of this event is unprecedented. I get to see at close quarters the work that Floyd puts in, in order to gain victory over Manny.
Floyd sparred former undisputed welterweight champion, Zab Judah, this week. It was a pleasure to watch.
My own training camp is going perfect. The work never gets easier, but you just have to continue pushing your body, when you’re tired, just keep pushing.
My time out this week was to go on the ‘High Roller’, Las Vegas’s version of the London Eye. Sin City is truly beautiful.
This Friday, The Daily Mail newspaper in the UK will be publishing a weekly column of my thoughts on Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao.
Make sure to grab a copy.