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Vera Sanchez
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Advantage Players Need to Train Like Money Mayweather

8 July 2012

After World War II, many Americans considered boxing a dying sport. Thanks to legendary greats such as Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston, Julio Cesar Chavez, and Iron Mike Tyson, boxing has stood the test of time. Even in the year 2012, there are still individuals who believe that boxing will dissolve, disappear, vanish, or go away. Whoever thinks so should have a conversation with Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr.

Boxing fan or not, most people have an opinion about the 35-year-old titleholder. Some love him; some can't stand him. Some see nothing but his twelve-man entourage, his Escalade limos, Prada and Gucci clothing, diamond-frosted watches, luxurious hotel suites, curvaceous women by his ringside, and that ever so famous "I say what the f*** I want" attitude. Others may view him as a street thug with an addict mother and a drug-dealing, incarcerated father. Very few witness the generous side of "Money," the side that paid for Joe Frazier's funeral and the side that is cutting checks on medical bills for sick children whom he has never met.

No matter which side one decides to perceive of "Money," his undefeated record, 43-0, cannot be disputed. The road to perfection wasn't easy for Mayweather. It took defeating a long line of skillful boxers for "Money" to prove his case: Victor Ortiz, Sugar Shane Mosley, Juan Marquez, Jose Castillo, Oscar De La Hoya, and the newly added Miguel Cotto are a few who have succumbed to his extraordinary ability.

What does a man have to do in order to obtain such impressive bragging rights? The answer is to train like a champ. Mayweather's day starts off at a gloomy morning, where he begins his first training session with six energetic sparring partners, seven-minute neck breaking rounds, rapid nine-punch combos, 1,000 solid blows to the heavy bag, swift jump roping, followed by a fast-paced ten-mile run. Amazingly, Mayweather will repeat this regime three times a day.

So, what can we, as Golden Touch Craps advantage players, learn from Floyd "Money" Mayweather? I say we need to train like a champ as well. We can start our day with a throwing session, set our alarms earlier to make time to train if needed. Throughout the day, we can practice our grip and release. Add in controlled breathing and meditation. Then, go back to throwing, and repeat three times a day. As Mayweather shows us, if we leave no other option but to be great, then we will be great.

Vera Sanchez

Vera Sanchez is a member of Golden Touch Craps and belongs to a distinctive group in the largely male world of craps – a female dice controller and advantage player. She was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from San Diego State University with her bachelor’s degree in English and later with a master’s degree in Education. She is currently a high school English and Literature teacher in the San Diego area as well as a basketball coach.
Vera Sanchez
Vera Sanchez is a member of Golden Touch Craps and belongs to a distinctive group in the largely male world of craps – a female dice controller and advantage player. She was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from San Diego State University with her bachelor’s degree in English and later with a master’s degree in Education. She is currently a high school English and Literature teacher in the San Diego area as well as a basketball coach.