Docu tells rags-to-riches story of undefeated US boxer Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather Jr. “loves to entertain and be entertained.”
And while he enjoys watching movies and the artists who create them, the undefeated American boxer doesn’t see himself venturing into that field. He would rather do the entertaining—as he always has—from inside the ring.
“I feel like everything’s not for everyone… I know my lane. And since I know my lane, I’m going to continue to stay in my lane,” he said at his media launch as the first international endorser of the direct selling company Frontrow. He graced the opening of the health and beauty brand’s new Quezon City headquarters, which was named after him.
He did reveal, however, that a documentary about his professional career will be released next year. “I had a huge deal with a company. All the behind-the-scenes events that happened since I turned pro back in 1996… the public will have a chance to see everything. They will get to see me with my children, traveling, and what goes on behind the fights. It’s an amazing roller-coaster ride,” he said. The 45-year-old former boxer believes that his rags-to-riches story will resonate with many people. “I came from nothing… I’m one of those kids who didn’t have anything. But I had dreams, ambitions and goals I wanted to reach,” he said, adding that he wouldn’t be where he is now without his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr.—“the best trainer in the world.”
Floyd considers the Philippines as an “adoptive home.” “When I come here, you guys embrace me with open arms and treat me so well. It’s so nice,” said Floyd, who has nothing but good words for his fellow boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao, whom he met in Japan just before flying to the Philippines. “I was just in Tokyo for a boxing exhibition. And it was great to see the eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao,” he related. “He’s a great guy and champion. He represents the Filipinos like no other… an incredible athlete.” INQ
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