QUOTE (daprofessor @ Sep 5 2012, 03:46 AM)
i used to see nate around back when i lived in the chi. glad to see him on the training side. i remember i was at a fight and he did an exhibition with chris byrd. this had to be in 2000...maybe 2001...and there were some of nates friends taunting byrd and talking shit about him having no power and what not....then byrd did one of his slick ass slip and counter moves and dropped nate nasty. i felt bad for him. that shouldn't have happened....but his boys were on the side talking mad shit and they provoked the situation. random thoughts... what gym is he working out of?
i heard they were there....my sis said she saw them all on michigan ave shopping by the water tower doing it big. that's good shit. these cats all worked real hard to be where they're at. they deserve everything they get.
They were definitely living the life lol. Usually Floyd's appearances as far as nightlife here in the Chi are done by a mutual associate of ours named Kenny Boom, he's a promoter. Another friend Zo, who owns Adrianna's brought Floyd up here recently.
Damn, didn't know he used to spar with Byrd. That's crazy, but I like those gym stories lol.
He's training fighters out of a gym called Chicago fight club. It's up north in the Jefferson Park area. I keep hearing that Nate is training some young kids that'll be a problem as soon as they touch down in the pros. The good thing bout CFC is that they support amateur boxing here in the Chi and they actually televise the amateur bouts on TV.
I've caught a few but didn't know Nate and a couple other guys who were down with Floyd trained fighters there, but it is good to see them participating on an active level in the sport they love