Back from rock-bottom, now sober and focused, Paul Spadafora hopes for a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. That may seem comedic to those who have not yet witnessed Spadafora’s return, but, it’s exactly where this comeback story is headed.Â In his first fight in almost two years, Paul Spadafora defeated Humberto Toledo in August of 2012, just shy of his 37th birthday. Spadafora then went on to defeat former olympian Solomon Egberime keeping him undefeated in the ring and ready for his next opponent, Rob FrankelÂ Â (32-11-1, 6 KOs).
ReporterÂ Chris Scarnati from SportsIllustrated.com sat down with Spadafora this week to discuss his return to boxing, life after rehab and his ultimate goal, a fight against WBC welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr.Â (43-0, 26 KOs). Spadafora currently fighting with a record ofÂ (47-0-1, 19 KOs), it’s very likely that the fight against Mayweather could happen.
The Sports Illustrated article is great and truly introduces you to a changed man. From rehab to severing ties with long-time manager Al McCauley and promoter Michael Acri in July, to rejoining ex-trainer Yankello bringing on new manager Robert Ortense, advisor Joe Horn and Troy Ridgley of TNT Promotions (a company advised by Roy Jones Jr.), you get a true taste of what is to come from Spadafora. Continuing on into the article even more, you learn about Paul’s early life, his family, and where he grew up. If you truly want to learn about the undefeated boxer who returns to the ring again on Saturday, I suggest you read the Sports Illustrated Article.
A win over Rob Frankel thisÂ Saturday at the Mountaineer Racetrack and Resort in Chester, WV, could possibly inch the 5-foot-9 southpaw closer to his ultimate goal. Spadafora believes he had the upper-hand against the pound-for-pound king in a sparring session 12 years ago and, if given the opportunity, trusts history will repeat itself. Many people who have watched the Spadafora vs. Mayweather video also agree. What are your thoughts?
“If it wasn’t for some of my stupid choices, maybe I woulda had Mayweather’s life.” – Paul Spadafora
I am in full support of Spadafora’s return hope we are all lucky enough to one day witness a fight against Mayweather. What are your thoughts?