J’hon Ingram is touted as ‘the next Floyd Mayweather’ by the man himself…
but is out to make a name of his own!

Ingram is just 3-0 as a professional by finds himself in good hands under the watchful eye of Mayweather.

Ingram was given the highest praise possible.

Mayweather, 45, said: “This young fighter right here J’hon, I want you guys to look out for him. “This could be the next Floyd Mayweather, we just never know.”

But Ingram feels no pressure to live up to the five-division world champion’s words.

He said: “At the end of the day, I just want to be me, I don’t want to be compared to nobody else.

“I want to be loved for me. If they compare me as the next Floyd, I’m fine with that or whoever they want to compare me to.

“But I want to be known for me. There’s no pressure at all.”

Ingram had only a short amateur career of 12 bouts and was destined for the paid ranks.

He said: “I didn’t have much amateur experience, I only had 12 fights but I always had a pro style in the amateurs.

“It was hard for me to get a lot of fights. Eventually, since I had that pro style we decided to go pro and ever since then it’s gone up.”

Ingram was first introduced to Mayweather by his coach Bobby McRoy last year.

Litte did he know, but Mayweather was looking for a sparring partner for an upcoming exhibition fight in Dubai.

It ended up taking place in May against Don Moore, which the American comfortably dominated over eight rounds.

The first sparring session with Mayweather proved life changing for Ingram and gave him experiences money can’t buy.

He said: “I learned so much, every time I get in there I learn something.

“He looks good, he still got good movement and everything. He still has the pop and all of that.

“I didn’t get to work with him for this exhibition because he’s fighting a left-handed guy.

“I trained for him for his last Dubai fight and I’ve seen what he’s doing with his sparring partners for this one, he’s still sharp.”

Jhon Ingram is now being sponsored by Drtysouth Boxing and can be seen here training at Mayweathers gym in Las Vegas in the custom made training gloves we supplied him.

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