WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Once Again Puts Himself in the Spotlight at Gervonta Davis’ Press Conference

Published 10/22/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as he takes on Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)


Floyd Mayweather left the professional side of boxing in 2017. However, his love for the sport prevailed over everything. As a result, he began taking exhibition fights and even honed some noteworthy boxing talents under his Mayweather Promotions banner.

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That said, Gervonta Davis and Rolly Romero are the top names under Mayweather Promotions. The duo will collide on December 5 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With under two months left for their scheduled fight, the pair recently took part in a pre-fight press meet. Here, ‘Pretty Boy’ also appeared on the big stage to shed some light on his iconic journey.

He said, “When I first got with Steven and I told him that I will make Showtime, the A-side. Even though this is a Showtime PPV, I was able to change the sport of boxing and so I’m happy that I was able to get involved with the sport and change it and take it to the next level.”

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“Whereas their other promoters was upset because I believe fighters getting the lion’s share, not the promoters.”

Throughout his career span, Mayweather remained a pioneer about fighters getting the maximum pay. He also split with his promoter, Bob Arum, in 2006, to promote himself and make the biggest of paychecks.

This risk worked wonders for ‘TBE’. Subsequently, he made millions of dollars from every boxing outing. Mayweather is extremely happy and proud of what he did because his actions opened up multiple streams of income for boxers, who risk their lives for the vast boxing masses.

Floyd Mayweather – An all-time legend

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Prior to Floyd Mayweather, none of the boxers showed a sublime business acumen, coupled with stern boxing skills. But, ‘Pretty Boy’ did both of it in style.

TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

Even today, fans know Mayweather for both his business and boxing skills, because compiling the two, the American boxer made an extensive amount of money.

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In the current boxing era, there’s no one who can match Mayweather’s boxing as well as business prowess. This sets the undefeated superstar apart from the rest. Hence, he’s rightly an all-time legend of the sport.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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