BRIEDIS HEADS OFF TO A FAMOUS TURNER’S BOXING CAMP
MAYZUS boxing star, Latvian Mairis Briedis has begun his preparation for his first title fight that will take place at the end of this year. Currently Briedis is getting ready for his boxing camp in Araphole woods, North Carolina, USA. Briedis will stay at the camp for just under one month, where he will be working together with Don Turner, who is considered the best heavyweight boxing coach in America. After three and a half weeks of training, Mairis will debut in the American boxing market with his first pro fight overseas.
Don Turner's boxing camp called "Knock You Out” was opened in 1994 and since then it has welcomed only selected boxers. Fifty boxers in whom Turner saw the ability to achieve something special in their boxing careers attended his camp. In fact, Turner has trained more than 20 World Champions and an uncountable number of contenders since he finished with his own boxing career and started training the next generation. He was Evander Holyfield’s trainer when he took the heavyweight title. Don Turner was the man in Holyfield’s corner during the famous Holyfield-Tyson fights. MAYZUS:
Mairis, What have you been doing since your last fight in Bulgaria? Mairis Briedis:
I have been focusing mostly on the mistakes that I made during my three fights this year. I also had a slight knee injury that I didn't have time to take care of, but recently I was able to go through a procedure to make it work perfectly again. MAYZUS:
How did the Turner's camp come up? Mairis Briedis:
My promoter (who's American), has been good friends with Tuner for decades and they've even worked together with boxers as coach/promoter before, so he offered to organise this trip to Turner's camp. The camp is a place where very few professional boxers have had the chance to train at, and thanks to my sponsors "Mayzus Investment Company", I was able to become one of those boxers. I know that Don Turner has been the coach to boxers such as Holyfield, Sugar Ray, and Larry Holmes, who are collectively the elite in the Boxing world, so making the decision to go to the camp and fight in USA after I have completed my training, was easy for me. MAYZUS:
What's your itinerary in the States? Mairis Briedis:
I will train with Turner at the camp in Arapahoe for three and a half weeks starting from May 20, and then I will have my first fight in the USA on 14th of June. I still don't know who my opponent is going to be, but my promoter is currently arranging it, so there will be an update on that shortly. MAYZUS:
What are your personal goals in the USA tour? Briedis:
I know that I still have a lot of work to do on my techniques. I know that coach Turner will help me to correct the mistakes that I made during my previous fights, and he will also significantly improve my boxing skills. If one wants to be a Champion he has to keep learning for his entire career and I plan to do just that!
My boxing coach Vasilijs Chernigovs will be attending with me, so this will be a great opportunity for him to learn from Turner, and continue to implement his coaching secrets with me in Riga. MAYZUS Investment Company made this possible, and I would like to thank them eternally for this.
Mairis will head to the camp on the 19th of May and stay there until his first fight in the continent on June 14. Mairis opponent is yet to be decided, but that information will be disclosed within the next couple of days. Follow up on Mairis Briedis boxing experience overseas on our website! More details are coming soon.