by Robert Brown – John Scully is a renowned boxing trainer, 2 time world title challenger, analyst and boxing commentator. He has trained the likes of former light/heavy weight champion Chad Dawson. As well as many other top fighters. In this interview Scully discusses recent boxing events and the ramifications of the results.
Topics include Adrien “The Problem” Broner’s shocking upset defeat at the hands of Marcos Maidana, whether he will ever be the same again, and the Pacquiao/Mayweather saga. The Iceman also speaks on the plight of Andre Ward and Guillermo Rigondeaux, Timothy Bradley’s struggles to get his respect and discusses his upcoming book. Just click play on the player to hear what John Scully had to say.
“Some of the stuff Broner has done has been so distasteful and so ignorant I don’t know he can come back from this.”
“The difference between Broner and Floyd is yes Floyd talks a big game but I know for a fact he trains harder than anyone, maybe outside of Andre Ward in the game.”
“If Broner comes back brushing his hair the boos will be heard for miles around.”
“It is an insult to Mayweather to suggest that Broner is the new Mayweather because Mayweather is so far ahead of these guys and Broner is not him”
“To be honest with you Floyd Mayweather has not shown me any reason to bet against him”
“As good as they are, as bright as they are, fighting Floyd, will amount to a learning experience for them, I don’t see anybody beating Floyd”
“What really stands out in 2013 is the emergence of Danny Garcia”
“In hindsight, Malingnaggi showed some weaknesses in Broner that have not been corrected”
“I’m sure that Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns Roberto Duran And Marvin Hagler would go right to Mayweather.”
“For Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather to refuse to fight for more than 40 million, is literally an insult to struggling fighters.”
“We wanna see the biggest fights in the world, the fights that would make boxing the biggest sport in the world, at least for a day, I wish Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather would just get it over with and fight the fight”
“I’ve been touting that fight for a long time , If Mayweather and Pacquiao were on HBO and Stevenson and Kovalev were on another network I would watch Stevenson Kovalev”
It was indeed a pleasure catching up with John Scully, his wealth of knowledge provides a unique and rare perspective on the sport of boxing. I wish him luck with his new beginning down in Florida and also with his upcoming autobiography called “The ice man diaries.”
John Scully is one of the true high class gentlemen of the sport, I wish him continued success.