VIDEO: Boxer Floyd Mayweather uses swimming to prepare for bout with Manny Pacquiao

Warning: the above video includes some not-safe-for-work language.

The buildup to the biggest boxing match of the 21st century took a crossover turn into swimming territory this week, as undefeated multi-time world champ Floyd Mayweather has started cross-training in the pool.

Mayweather will fight multi-time world champ Manny Pacquiao on May 2. The two are arguably the best-known boxers in the world at this point, and have danced their way around a head-to-head meeting for over five years.

But with the highly-anticipated match less than a month away, ESNews has produced a video discussing Mayweather’s new training strategy, which includes swimming as a full-body cross-training exercise. Specifically, ESNews talks to retired boxing pro Robert Garcia, who now coaches the sport.

You can check out the video above, but be warned that Garcia lets some four-letter words fly in his enthusiastic descriptions of Mayweather’s new training regimen.

For swimming fans who weren’t previously interested in the fight, this revelation might add some personal intrigue to the early-May superfight.

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Hi. Floyd Mayweather is also a terrible, terrible human being. (Link!)

Floyd Mayweather is a misogynist. And not just a misogynist, but a batterer, and a serial batterer at that.


That the upvote/downvote on this is anywhere near almost 1:1 is making me very sad.


This is a training method post. I don’t see the need to hate on any fighter. Boxing carries the day in the end. Hating on any fighter means you are not too confident your guy is going to win. Its good for boxing and for sports that new methods of preparation are being used to condition athletes. Whats the problem with that? How is your hating good for boxing or anything for that matter? Why is it necessary to introduce irrelevant hate? Keep it clean. Sports, training methods, period. No hate.


What? I’m not hating on him. I’m just saying he is a person that hits women.

The fact that he’s been so unrepentant this week just makes it that much more important we recognize it.

Justin Thompson

I want to see Floyd get knocked out 🙂


Yeah, I hope the PacMan beats him, but it’s pretty cool that Floyd is swimming.


LOL oh man i love it. Chances are his stroke so bad, it’s what is making his “won lahp” kill him lol.

Good vids. #pacquiao all day tho, much better champion than team money.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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