Mayweather Sparring Partners Lanardo Tyner and DonYil Livingston Speak From Floyd’s Camp in Las Vegas
Lanardo Tyner and DonYil Livingston inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club (Photo: Chris Robinson)
By Chris Robinson
It’s always a scene during any Floyd Mayweather training camp and as we look forward to what may be the last match of his illustrious career, the mood inside of the gym of the game’s best fighter is pretty laid back these days.
Mayweather is rumored to be facing off with former welterweight titlist Andre Berto on Sep. 12 in Las Vegas and there are several familair faces in his gym these days.
A bevy of former sparring partners have returned to help Floyd in preparation for the match, including two colorful faces in Detroit’s Lanardo Tyner and California-bred DonYil Livingston.
Each man had already went several rounds with Mayweather during his training camps for his two fights with Marcos Maidana, and they are happy to be back in the mix.
A Detroit native with a checkered 30-10-2 record (19 KO’s), Tyner is regarded as one of the most rugged characters in the sport and he formed an instant bond with Mayweather last year during their camps.
“Money May all day,” Tyner told Hustle Boss prior to Wednesday’s training. “He called me and I called him. That’s my man. He said he likes my spirit in camp so we’re here again.”
Livingston too has serious talent, as his 8-3-1 record with 4 KO’s doesn’t reflect his true potential. Livingston is working with trainer Chris Bentchavtchav to stay sharp and is again feeding off of everything that Mayweather brings to the ring, whether he is sharing it with him or not.
“It’s amazing how he stays focused the way he stays focused,” stated Livingston. “Learning from that, not just the boxing ability but the mental aspect of it, you can’t go wrong.”
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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com