He said he’d retire before, but it would seem last weekend’s bout against Andre Berto, one that he won, was the last fight. Now, the five-division champ says he’s going to stay busy with helping other young talents surpass his records from outside of the ring. He’s not just training them, though, he’s also buying them cars.
“You’ve got to know when it’s time to hang it up, and it’s my time to hang up,” Mayweather said. “I’ve been in the sport 19 years and been a world champion for 18. I have nothing else to prove in the sport of boxing.” Meanwhile, there have been rumors of a rematch against Manny Pacquiao, which would make for a proper retirement match, according to some.
We’re not here to discuss sports, although we are looking at one of the best fighters in the history. Instead, we’d like to share this little tale that once again proves how good of a business person Mayweather truly is. Yes, you got that right, a businessman, not just a fighter. He’s strategically building his every marketing step long ahead, just like grand masters act in martial arts or brainiacs do in chess.
As we have mentioned before, the so-called retired champ uses his lifestyle to pump up the sales in both his Mayweather Promotions firm and The Money Team accessories shop. Therefore, bragging about his materialistic world will make others want to wear the same clothes and have the same hobbies in the hopes they’ll get as rich some day. It’s an unproven theory, of course, but it would make for a clever one.
Whether it’s in the ring or on the outside, the five-division champ is playing the same game. He has bought yet another new car for yet another new talent he has discovered. According to Mayweather Promotions, the company running the champ’s boxing deals, Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti is a recent addition and rising star among the boxer’s groups.
“His unique style incorporates fast, explosive hand speed in tandem with rapid body movement and footwork. He is quick to attribute his method to carefully studying the likes of James Toney, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones and Floyd Mayweather – boxing inspirations who have molded his technique and buttressed his fighting intelligence.”
Now here we are, wondering how a contract sealed between Mayweather and a new fighter looks like. By: autoevolution