WOW: Floyd Mayweather Shows off Basketball Skills and Makes a Massive Donation to Charity

Published 03/29/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather knows how to grab attention as he continues to stay relevant in the sports world with all his stints post-retirement. The multi-millionaire boxer has found ways to remain active in several ventures. That said, he has recently announced a donation of $10K to a charity in an extremely unique way.

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Floyd Mayweather put his hands on a basketball and showcased his prowess in free throws. The primary motive of the act was to garner numbers for charity. As per Mayweather’s statements, he aligned himself in throwing 50 free shots, and for every miss; he vowed to donate one thousand dollars.

The undefeated pugilist filmed the entire thing and posted the clip on his official social media handle. Mayweather appeared to have had a good day on court as he planted 80% of the shots perfectly. He made 40/50 free throws, staging a valuable donation for a charity.

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Following the performance, Mayweather highlighted his basketball skills and confirmed that he played the game after a long time. While he dusted himself off on the court, it was a lucrative number raised for charitable purposes.

What’s next for Floyd Mayweather?

Despite retirement in 2017, Mayweather hasn’t actually hung up his boxing gloves. Additionally, has been active in the gym, and even at the age of 44, ‘Money May’ continues to accept exhibition fights.

He is rumored to face Internet star Logan Paul next in a special exhibition contest. Initially, the fight was touted to happen in February. However, there are still no official developments to the matchup. That said, Mayweather has expressed his desire in accepting several such fights. He has called out Jake Paul and rapper 50 Cent to lock horns this year.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits in his corner between rounds against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Although these call-outs are nothing more than internet posts at this point, they can still meet fruition if both sides come under terms. Till then, Mayweather will continue finding ways to retain his relevance in the sports community.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather should continue appearing in exhibition matchups?

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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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