"The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. I was worried about that but we handled him well, chopped him down and stopped him.”. He took me out to Vegas and that’s where it started. “He told me, ‘Nate, I’ll give you a job at the gym, you can clean up the gym after you train and I’ll give you $100 a week?’, “I started getting in shape, cleaning the gym and loving it. I was like, ‘what is wrong with this dude?’. “In the locker room getting ready to fight, he was very shook. Going into the fight, I was worried about him not being a boxer, I was worried about the unknown. Nate Jones, who is a part of Floyd Mayweather’s entourage has made an interesting claim about the boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor. I felt like I had something to fight for now. And O’Shea stuck with him too. “They was like, ‘we’ll pay you $1.5million — whatever you want’. Jones was born in 1972 and raised in the notorious Cabrini-Green estate in Chicago. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nate_Jones_(boxer)&oldid=931175277, Olympic bronze medalists for the United States in boxing, Short description is different from Wikidata, BLP articles lacking sources from September 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Winner of the Heavyweight bronze medal representing the United States at the 1996, National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion (1994, 1995), This page was last edited on 17 December 2019, at 12:23. Floyd has been very instrumental to me as a trainer and he’s the reason that I feel I am the best because I learned a lot from that family. Jones added: “When I made my comeback in boxing, Tom was very instrumental. Stick with me and I promise you’re gonna be OK’. “If he fights again he’s got to do it real soon. Nate Jones training Mayweather in 2015 - he claims McGregor wanted him on his team Credit: Getty - Contributor The pair were US Olympic team … Yet the life of a gangster was a regular temptation. “He said I was the baddest thing he’d ever seen! I’ll love Tom to the day I die. “They opened a boxing gym right across the street from the project I grew up in, and I go over there one day and I meet this white guy who started the programme. And he brought to the table his size. ALSO READ : “You’re Supposed to Be My Promoter” – Ryan Garcia Slams Oscar De La Hoya in a Deleted Tweet, “I Hope She’s in a Better Place” – Lewis Hamilton Pays Touching Tribute to his Pet Dog Coco, “Stop Playing Games!”- Dustin Poirier Not Happy With Dana White And the UFC in Deleted Tweet, Conor McGregor and UFC Stars Showcase Their Halloween Spirit. “Going into the fight, I was worried about him not being a boxer, I was worried about the unknown. Mayweather secured the victory In round 10 via TKO. I was like, ‘what is wrong with this dude?’ He was very shook for that fight. NATE JONES’ journey took him from the projects to the podium — with a Dubliner by his side. But boxing — and an educator named Tom O’Shea — gave him a brighter future. Shortly after the loss, Jones retired after doctors diagnosed him with diminished reflexes and speech. He said, ‘have you ever boxed before?’ and I said, ‘no’. Nathaniel Henry "Nate" Jones (born August 18, 1972) is an American former Olympic and professional boxer. Jones who serves as a member of ‘TMT’ revealed he was offered $1.5 million. Conor McGregor Makes a Bold Prediction for Dustin Poirier Rematch, “He’s a Piece of Trash” – Floyd Mayweather Sr. Belittles Deontay Wilder, “You’re Supposed to Be My Promoter” – Ryan Garcia Slams Oscar De La Hoya in a Deleted Tweet, Mayweather Trainer Claims McGregor Offered $1.5 Million To Work His Corner in 2017. But Mayweather went on to build a remarkable unbeaten career and brought his friend on board. After a pro career under Don King in which he won 18 fights, losing two with one draw, ‘The Snake’ was forced to retire after suffering neurological damage. 13:09. He said, ‘Nate, you’re gonna be a great trainer in boxing’. Jones lost the bout that would have set up a crack at the world heavyweight title and, after noticing some damage, walked away. When McGregor wrapped his hands, we sent a representative which was me. They offered me $1.5 million but I hung up on them. Floyd Mayweather’s last professional bout was against McGregor. I wanted to be someone with a good name. The way he tells it on this week’s episode of our new boxing podcast ‘Rocky Road: Rewind’, ‘The Notorious’ even tried to poach him. He watched the 1992 Olympics from prison after being convicted of auto-theft, then on release was busted for possession of marijuana. He was again seen in Showtime's 'Inside Mayweather vs Pacquiao' training Floyd and giving insight to their friendship and time in the olympics together. Jones was born in 1972 and raised in the notorious Cabrini-Green estate in Chicago. View our online Press Pack. In his first test against Friday Ahunanya, Jones lost a split decision. Call your momma’s house’. We’ll pay you $1.5 million – whatever you want, mention what you want.’ And I hung up” said Jones during Rocky Road: Rewind. I didn’t know what to expect from MMA to boxing. Ultimately, he claims, another Dubliner also tried to take him on board but loyalty won out in the end. What’s Next for Boxing’s Newest PPV Star Gervonta Davis? Jones, who walked into the gym aged eight, had an immediately recognisable talent, although he lost his first eight fights. “I wanted more. So that’s why I just stayed on my game.”. Jones explained: “Floyd don’t know this but I got a call from Conor McGregor’s people to work his corner for that fight. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF.
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