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Last Updated: Friday, 29 July 2005, 13:43 GMT 14:43 UK
Flagging Hide turns to Mayweather
Herbie Hide

Former WBO heavyweight champion Herbie Hide is working with respected coach Floyd Mayweather Snr in a bid to revive his ailing boxing career.

The 33-year-old from Norwich will fight as a cruiserweight and is targeting a return to the ring in September.

"With Floyd in my corner I am going to wreak havoc at cruiserweight," said the Nigerian-born boxer.

"As a heavyweight I knocked out 34 of my 35 victims, can you imagine what I am going to be able to do now?"

Mayweather, the father of WBC light welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr, is confident Hide can become a champion again.

"Herbie was knocking out heavy weights when he was a cruiserweight," said Mayweather Snr.

"Now he is fighting at the weight he should have been from the beginning, I dread to think what he will do."


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