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Ray Mercer Training Routine?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Charles White, Jan 10, 2017.



  1. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

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    Does anybody know what Ray Mercer's training routine looked like?
     
  2. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

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    Also his diet/nutrition during training would be interesting to know. And any cool stories of Mercer would be appreciated as well. Can't get enough Ray Mercer this week. I've watched almost every televised fight of his this week lol.
     
  3. ticar

    ticar Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He looked strong like a bull in the lewis fight, probably did some lifting at that time.
     
  4. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Active Member Full Member

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    Not enough training. Laziness was biggest enemy.
     
  5. Fergy

    Fergy Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think Ray was a interesting guy. Used to like watching him. U never really knew which mercer was going to turn up on the night. Losing to old man Holmes one minute then giving Lewis one of his toughest fight the next... How was a bit of a enigma in the ring but he fitted right in with the 90 s heavyweight s.
     
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  6. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    8:AM - Roll out of bed and get cup of coffee and watch the news
    9:AM - Fry up some eggs, bacon, and toast
    10A:M - head down to the tripple threat gym
    11:AM - after an hour of bag work sits down and chats with other guys
    12:pM - Lunch break. Sends one of the guys to wendys to get three cheesburgers two orders of fries and a milk shake.
    1:pM - Spars
    1:30 PM - barfs up lunch
    2:pM - goes home.
     
  7. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You've missed those pricks in the ass for his daily routine....
     
  8. Todd498

    Todd498 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Was Ray suspected of doing that stuff?

    I wouldn't be surprised. The 90's testing wasn't exactly strict
     
  9. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    He did get Hepatitis.
     
  10. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I never heard any claims that he was a juice user. of course that doesn't mean that he wasn't. Mercer was actually a pretty tough guy. He was an office in the Army. won the Olympic gold. And had some pretty memorable fights as a pro. Riddick Bowe said that he was sometimes a little lazy in training when they were at the Olympics in Korea, but then who is Bowe to criticize?
     
  11. lloydturnip

    lloydturnip Active Member Full Member

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    Hard case very dangerous bloke when in the right mood and shape.would have liked to see him against Tyson .Ray said very early that he was going to KO Mike .in a interview in ko magazine he said that when he had finished with Tyson he'll be known as canvas back.one things sure Mercer wouldn't have been afraid of Tyson.
     
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  12. Todd498

    Todd498 Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    Yeah Ray was a tank man. One of the best chins in history and developed a very underrated jab.
     
  13. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Well, for Ferguon I at least, his appearance led me to believe he followed the Greg Page/Tony Tubbs training regimem:

    Do a situp - Eat a ring ding; Do a pushup - Eat a Twinkie; Run a Mile - Eat a Buffalo.
     
  14. Charles White

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    Lol, come on now, somebody must know some real training specifics. It is no secret that he sometimes didn't come to fight in the best shape, but when he did he was a force to be reckoned with.
     
  15. Russell

    Russell Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ray Mercer possessed an indisputable all time great chin. He could simply absorb the flushest shots from the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division.

    I remember him flopping to the canvas against Shannon Briggs at the age of 44 after eating plenty of leather. He tried to milk a foul and get a DQ over Briggs... I believe I remember him peeking at the ref from the canvas to see what action he would take, similar to Bowe in one of the Golota fights.

    In his prime though he was a physical tank, albeit one that would at times sleepwalk through fights and really just not perform to his full potential.
     
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