Soweto Boxing Coaches Put Their Money on Mayweather
The Floyd Mayweather v/s O’Connor McGregor fever has caught Soweto too. Orlando Boxing Club coach-manager, Lucky Ramagole thinks that McGregor invited himself trouble. Ramagole says, “McGregor has been stripped of many of his fighting techniques. There’ll be no kicking, elbowing and he’s likely to commit mistakes.”
McGregor is a mixed martial artist MMA). His style of fighting is full contact. It includes techniques from other combat sports.
“We would need Jesus on McGregor’s corner,” Ramagole son, Lehlohonolo, interjects. “His sparring partners Chris Van Heerden, who is an average boxer, beat him (McGregor). Another sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi also believes that McGregor stands no chance of beating Mayweather. He can’t take body punches.”
Lucky echoes his son’s sentiments: “Floyd is fast. He is a technician. He’s not a type of a boxer that you can say, I know how he fights. Floyd changes his style all the time. He is able to bring an opponent to his level.”
Come August 27, the two coaches’ predictions will be put to test, when the two fighters clash.
Lucky has over 32 years of boxing experience. He was an amateur boxer before becoming a coach. That was before Lehlohonolo was born. Lehlohonolo did boxing for about 10 years. He was the first cadet to represent South Africa overseas. He is the bronze medalist of the SADC Zone 6 African Games. Poor eyesight forced him to hang up his gloves early. He helps his father to coach at the club.