Floyd Diaz Shows Appreciation to Floyd Mayweather After First Pro Win

Published 02/15/2021, 6:00 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 27: Boxer Floyd Mayweather speak onstage at Genius Talks during the 2015 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/FilmMagic)


17-year-old Floyd Diaz has expressed his respect for the unbeaten five-division world champion, Floyd Mayweather, after securing his first professional win on debut. Hailing from Mayweather’s stable, Diaz was a renowned figure in the amateur circuit.

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He had a lot of eyes on his maiden professional fight against Fernando Macias, and the young prodigy didn’t disappoint. The bantamweight contest went the distance, and Diaz bagged the win via unanimous decision. Following the outcome, he connected with FightHype and hailed Floyd Mayweather for always having his back.

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“I appreciate you Floyd (Mayweather), I appreciate everything you have done for me. I am grateful that you are, reached me out, kinda gave me the name Cashflow,” said Floyd Diaz.

Meanwhile, he also hinted at his upcoming goals and added, “Me and my dad are here to make history”

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Floyd Mayweather has always been helpful towards the young prodigies and has offered them the right path on certain occasions. There’s no denying that Floyd Diaz is also one of them. Being alongside one of the greatest boxers ever, Diaz registered a fruitful result on his debut.

However, the upcoming ride will demand more from him and he needs to be consistent throughout, just as Mayweather was for over two decades.

Whilst the prodigy has secured a win, the master is set for an exhibition bout.

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Floyd Mayweather and his much-awaited return

Since fighting Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN in 2018, Mayweather hasn’t appeared in a professional contest. A few weeks back, he announced his return against Logan Paul in a special exhibition clash on February 20 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.

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However, there has been a date change due to unknown reasons. That said, Mayweather is still open to the fight and has hinted at accepting some more exhibition fights this year. We can expect an official announcement soon, but until then, the attention will be on ‘Money May’s’ young proteges.

What did you make of Floyd Diaz’s debut?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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