Back in the Groove
I’ve been back in Las Vegas for a full week now. Training camp is in full flow.
It’s been a good first week with my coach, former world champion Lou Del Valle. He’s been impressed with our promising start.
My weight is great, my body feels good and my mind is ready for whatever this camp throws at me.
I’ve achieved 40 professional wins during my 14-year career. 7 loses and 1 draw. 3 of my losses were to 4 weight world champion, Adrien Broner, 2 weight world champion, Danny Garcia and 2-time world title challenger, Pablo Cesar Cano.
This will be my 10th fight under Mayweather Promotions and my 8th in Las Vegas.
All of this from a kid from the poverty stricken W9 area of London.
Not much was ever thought of me as a kid. Even my own view of my future wasn’t too bright or positive. But with maturity and coming into contact with some special people, even as a 36-year-old man, I’m now optimistic for what the rest of my career holds and life after boxing.
The upcoming huge Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor PPV telecast was due to feature Gervonta Davis, Badou Jack and JLeon Love.
JLeon was set to fight David Benevidez. David Benevidez is now due to fight Anthony Dirrell in a world title contest so therefore unable to feature against JLeon Love.
I heard it through the grapevine that I would be fighting Mario Barrios. A Mexican with a 19-0 record. He trains out of Virgil Hunter’s camp, with the same training team as Amir Khan.
I’m sure I’ll find out if the rumours are true this week. Nothing is ever secret in boxing.
Whomever I fight, I’ll be ready for war on the biggest boxing event of the last two years.