‘This Is Another Celebrity Cash Grab’: Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Mayweverse’ NFT Collection Criticized by Fans

Published 03/22/2022, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 29: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

After reigning in the sport of boxing for over two decades, the five-weight division champ Floyd Mayweather has marked his presence in the NFT world.

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Recently, he dropped a brief video launching his new collection of NFTs. Prior to this, the legend was in highlights for releasing the limited NFT collection in May 2021. Notably, it was launched to celebrate the legacy of undefeated stalwart. The collection included artwork and animations.

However, ‘The Pretty Boy’ of boxing is back with the new NFT project, ‘Mayweverse’.

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He wrote, After many months of hard work I’m launching my new NFT Project @mayweverse.”

“The collection will have 5,000 NFTs (5 different NFTs cards of 1,000 each). Each card has a different rarity, utilities & prizes. More information on the roadmap will be announced soon. Stay Tuned.”

For the uninitiated, as soon as Floyd Mayweather gave an update, fans took to Twitter and threw some cutting remarks on the champion. A Twitter user wrote, “For the non-nft people out there: This is another celebrity cash grab, be careful.”

This fan warned others who were thinking of buying the new collection of ‘Money’ Mayweather, reminding them of the latter’s previous business NFT project, which was left in a lurch.

Few more fans trolled Floyd Mayweather

Another Twitter user openly asked about holding $APE. He even wanted to confirm who along with him was still holding $APE.

Another fan had a genuine concern. He accused Mayweather of not involving himself in any project on a serious note. He termed the interviews of ‘The Best Ever’ as sh**ty. This tweet had some harsh words, but since he had lost a lot, as he mentioned, so the concern seemed genuine.

Another fan again accused Mayweather of promoting scams.

Another fan was of the opinion that Mayweather made promises and never kept them. This was the first encounter of this fan with a slow rug.

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However, these were trolling remarks by fans that surfaced on top of Mayweather’s NFT release. A few more fans added their reactions later.

For the uninitiated, one thing that was lingering in the minds of his fans was the rug pull situation. Like the previous NFT project, this project may see the same fate.

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What’s your take on Mayweather’s new NFT project? Let us know.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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