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Articulate and Knowledgeable, Former Professional Boxer/Current Boxing Trainer Bobby Rooney Lends Insight into Potential Mayweather/McGregor Boxing Match, More
Currently, there is much discussion about the possibility of undefeated, 49-0 professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. stepping into the squared circle for a matchup against current mixed martial arts, UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. The chatter swirling around has the two facing off in a traditional boxing match. One of the biggest questions is how would an accomplished mixed martial artist with strong striking ability but no professional boxing under his belt fare against one of the best pound for pound fighters of all time. To answer that question, we welcome back former professional boxer and current boxing trainer Bobby Rooney. Over the years, Mr. Rooney has provided us compelling analysis on some of boxing’s biggest fights.
The Fight of the Century, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Wynn Sports Book Supremo John Avello and Former Professional Boxer/Current Boxing Trainer/Ring Historian Bobby Rooney Weigh In
This Saturday night in Las Vegas will be the most anticipated boxing match of this century. When Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao get into the ring at the MGM Grand, it will be a fight fans have waited years for. Many thought the match would never happen, including the late, great boxing historian and past CYInterview guest Bert Sugar [see here]. CYInterview brings in its experts to breakdown all the angles. We are joined by Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager John Avello who provides us analysis on all the gambling action for this bout. Additionally, we are joined by former boxer and current trainer Bobby Rooney to provide analysis on what he thinks will go down in the squared circle on Saturday night.
Mayweather/Pacquiao: Former Professional Fighter, Current Trainer and Serious Student of the Sweet Science, Bobby Rooney, Joins Us to Break Down One of the Biggest Boxing Matches in Recent Times
A few years back, we asked the now late, great boxing historian Bert Sugar whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao would eventually fight. In fact, it was the last question we ever asked the esteemed boxing journalist [see here]. Bert, we hope they have pay per view up in heaven. On May 2nd 2015, the fight people have been waiting years for is finally going to happen, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will finally get into the squared circle with Manny Pacquiao. For an early assessment of the matchup, who better to give us insight than our friend and master of the sweet science, Bobby Rooney. A retired professional boxer, Mr. Rooney continues today as a trainer in the sport. In fact, he is a legacy figure in boxing. His father, Bob Rooney Sr. was also a boxing trainer, as well as Chuck Wepner’s main sparring partner for the Bayonne Bleeder’s fistic endeavor against Muhammad Ali.
Ladies and Gentlemen!: Wynn Las Vegas Sportsbook Manager John Avello and Former Professional Fighter/Current Boxing Trainer Booby Rooney Talk Mayweather/Maidana II
It was back in May of this year that undefeated WBC champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and rough and tumble Marcos Maidana of Argentina shared a boxing ring for a 12 round matchup that was ultimately decided by the judges, in Mayweather's favor. This coming Saturday evening, the duo are back for another go round in the squared circle. Helping analyze various aspects of the fight, we have Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager and CYInterview regular John Avello providing a Vegas-eye gambling analysis of the fistic festivities. Then, former professional boxer, now boxing trainer, Bobby Rooney - a walking treasure trove of boxing insight and knowledge - gets in-depth about the fight in a discussion with columnist Jay Bildstein.
Former Pro Boxer, Now Trainer/Manager, the Compelling Bobby Rooney, Talks his Background and the Undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana WBC/WBA Welterweight Unification Fight
Becoming a professional boxer was not something that happened by chance for Bayonne, New Jersey native Bobby Rooney. His father was a professional boxer and trainer, so you could say it’s all in the family. His dad, Bob Rooney Sr. was actually the chief sparring partner for Chuck Wepner’s historic fight against Muhammad Ali. Mr. Wepner is often mentioned as the fighter who inspired the movie Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone, which became an enormous movie franchise and is now a Broadway show. During his professional career, Bobby enjoyed a solid record of 12-3. Though a successful amateur in his teen years, he decided to start a family and did not return to the squared circle as a professional until he was over 30 years old, late by most standards. Age, however, did not stop him. He still had the right stuff.