Interview: Jeff Mayweather – the fun stuff

InterviewThe Boxing Diva, Judi Abate, had her third & final chat with well-known boxing trainer Jeff Mayweather.  This time the questions get personal.  We’ll find out what Jeff Mayweather likes, dislikes, and thoughts on boxing, food, music and more.  To read part one of this interview, please click here.  For part two, here.

Tell me the first word that comes to mind when I mention these fighters:

JeffMayweather8GGG – Powerful
Canelo – Chosen
Klitschko – Consistent
Broner – Awakening
Ward – Talented
Porter – Determined
Cotto – Marquee
Brook – Unproven
Khan – Begging
Lemieux – Contender
Kovalev – Beast
Matthysse – Solid

Boxing Diva Questions:

Favorite color – Black

If you were an animal what kind of animal would you be?
A bird because I would like to be able to just pick up and go whenever I felt like it.  I would also be able to see the world from an entirely different perspective.

Favorite type of music
I’m a huge music lover of all kinds. Only acid rock or extreme hardcore rock, I really don’t care for. I guess I would have to say whatever’s in the top 10.


Favorite food – Steak and baked potato.

On a scale of 1-10 how happy are you?
I’m probably about a 7 on a scale of 1-10. I’m very content with where I am in my life although it could be much better. I’m not one to complain about life; we just deal with the hand we’re dealt. Every day I’m here I feel blessed, because no matter what anyone is going through as long as you’re here things can always change.

If you were a car-what kind would you be?
A Lexus. Noticeable but not too flashy. It’s reliable, dependable and has longevity.

Favorite snack – Popcorn

Describe yourself in 3 words: Humble, gracious and confident.

Do you know how to cook?  Yes.  I am an awesome cook.

What are you passionate about besides boxing?
Writing. I love to write, be it a story,a poem or a letter. I’m very good at putting words together. One day, I plan on writing a book.

If you won $20 Million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I’d give maybe 5 million away to a charitable cause that helps the homeless and less fortunate. I’d create a facility that turns no one down. It would add value to as many lives as possible by educating them and helping them to learn a craft that would allow them to earn for themselves. Although a lot of homeless people are very educated, some may have lost their will to live or stay focused because of something so tragic that turned their life upside down that they could no longer cope.

Favorite Boxing Movie – Great White Hype.

If you could be a superhero what would you want your superpower to be? To have invisibility.

What would be a good title for your biography?
“The Other Mayweather” because for some reason people seem to disassociate me from my brothers and nephew because of my personality.

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
My fridge is always full of lots of goodies. With plenty to eat,lots to drink and lots of cheese. I love cheese.

Favorite cheese -Cheddar

Favorite city to travel to for a fight?  No, it’s work.

Which would you rather do:

Go to NYC or go to RIO.
I would like to go to NYC and Rio.

Walk on hot coals or lay on a bed of nails.
Bungee jump or mountain climb.
These are to daring for me.

Eat snails or eat frogs legs.
I can’t eat seafood.

Wrestle in mud or wrestle in jello.
I can handle wrestling but I would have to pass on the mud but maybe the jello ,with a sexy woman…lol.

Thank you Jeff for a wonderful, informative and fun interview.
You’re welcome.

About the Author

Judi Abate - "Boxing Diva"
Judi Abate, the "Boxing Diva", has been interviewing the fighting community since 2007. Her trademark questions are sassy and unpredictable. She has contributed work to Diamond Boxing, Boxing Rant, and WBAN. Away from the PC she enjoys reading, shopping and painting. Her dream interview is Oscar De La Hoya.

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