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“Show [Them] Who U Are”: Despite Disappointing News, Fans Join Floyd Mayweather in Hyping Up Curmel Moton Hours Before Pro Debut at Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo

Published 09/30/2023, 9:08 PM EDT

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In the boxing universe, timing is everything. Be it the split-second when a boxer decides to strike or the pivotal moments that define a fighter’s career trajectory. Now, consider this oddity. A prodigious talent, mentored by boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, set to make his professional debut – but not in the limelight he deserves. Curmel Moton is that talent. His debut clash with Ezequiel Flores is scheduled strangely, post the much-hyped main event of Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo.

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‘Money’ took Curmel under his wing as he recognized the potential that the young fighter possessed. Just like ‘Pretty Boy,’ the 17-year-old can adapt to any style of fighting and gain an edge over his opponent. Just a year ago, Moton had sparred with ‘Tank’ Gervonta Davis and raised quite a few eyebrows. Many had touted him as being better than Davis in terms of his technique.

While the boxing world’s focus will be on the main event, it’s Moton’s unusual debut slot that’s raising eyebrows and whispering questions. Why aren’t they televising such a momentous occasion for a promising young boxer? Why do they push it to the shadows, especially with Mayweather’s endorsement?


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Why are all the cameras on Curmel Moton?

The anticipation surrounding this bout is palpable, but not just because of the clash itself. It’s the nuances of Moton’s journey to this point that are garnering attention.

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Taking to social media, Curmel posted a snapshot of his match shorts, expressing gratitude to his sponsor with, “I want to thank my sponsor @thezeusnetwork. Tune in tonight to watch my pro debut fight on Showtime Pay-per-view 🥊”. The post swiftly garnered reactions, reflecting the spectrum of emotions fans are experiencing.

One fan pointedly commented, “His debut not being televised, he fighting after the main card.” Highlighting the underlying sentiment, another user chimed in with a more upbeat, “These shorts are FIRE!!!!!!!!!”


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Transitioning from attire to the essence of the event, one fan implored, “It’s tonight that you can build your future, all the cameras are on you, don’t f**k it please.” Echoing this support, another fan exclaimed with sheer enthusiasm, “THE CHAMP IS HERE LETS GO.”

Eventually, another fan encapsulated the collective excitement and well wishes, remarking, “Can’t wait man, show em who u are and have a successful career.


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While the absence of televised coverage may cast a transient shadow, the unyielding support from a boxing maven like Floyd Mayweather alongside the mounting excitement among fans, promises a bright spotlight on Curmel Moton’s career trajectory. It’s beyond just a fight; it’s the unveiling of a narrative that could be rich with triumphs and trials, much like Mayweather’s own illustrious journey.

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The burning question is, will Curmel Moton’s performance tonight set a resounding precedent for the bouts to come? Moreover, will the unconventional post-main event slot create a new narrative or a lingering debate in the boxing community?


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Written by:

Mrinal Mishra


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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal