Floyd Mayweather is back doing the media rounds this week as his fighter Badou Jack takes on WBC light-heavyweight titlist Adonis Stevenson in Canada.
Mayweather has been travelling the world a lot recently judging from his Instagram pictures showing him in exotic locations such as Dubai and elsewhere – but boxing promotion is his bread and butter nowadays as a retired fighter.
He’s appeared more and more committed to his promotional company Mayweather Promotions since retiring from boxing and has built an impressive and growing stable.
British promoter Eddie Hearn will duke it out with Mayweather as a rival promoter with his new US streaming deal that is worth a whopping billion dollars over an eight year period.
Speaking to Fight Hype, Mayweather reacted to the news by saying:
“I’m not here to speak on numbers but if he has the deal that he says he has I wish him nothing but the best.”
“I understand the sport of boxing not just inside the ring but on the outside of the ring. A lot of promoters get in the sport and don’t know about the sport, a fighter’s mind frame or what a fighter is going through mentally inside the ring. I know what a fighter is going through mentally inside the ring as well as outside the ring because I was a fighter in there and now I’m a promoter on the outside. So I know what fighters want.”
Badou Jack challenges Adonis Stevenson for the WBC light-heavyweight title tomorrow night live on Showtime.