While Floyd Mayweather proclaiming him ‘The Best Ever’ certainly hasn’t sat well with the combat sports community, it is undeniable that Mayweather is without a doubt one of the greatest fighters ever, as well as one of the best defensive fighters ever. Mayweather’s use of the Philly Shell has aided him in becoming one of the most technical and skillful defensive fighters in the history of boxing.
In the video above, you can see a breakdown of 3 of Mayweather’s signature moves ahead of his August 26th showdown with Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, where he will look to extend his professional record to 50-0.
One bit of info that was left out of the video, which is important to point out, is that the Philly Shell is most effective when mirroring an opponents stance, and often leads to problems for the user when an opponent is using the opposite stance.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/19/2017.