Since Floyd Mayweather retired from boxing he’s been more focused on building up his promotional company. And what better way to seek for talent at this time than in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Money Team (TMT) now already has a list of 24 boxers with the latest addition of the “Phenomenon” Daniel Gonzales last week.
According to a report by the Daily Mail Floyd Mayweather may have found the new Mayweather in the 18-year-old Gonzales and said, “There are certain times when you know you’ve just struck gold and this is one of them!”
“Welcome 18-year old phenomenon Daniel Gonzalez with an incredible amateur record of 96-13. This 9-time National Champion is a force to be reckoned with!”
Among those boxers who Mayweather have watched perform, or may sign up right from the 2016 Rio Olympics is Shakur Stevenson of the U.S. who occasionally trains in his gym and is his personal bet to win the gold in his division.
He’s also met Great Britain’s knockout artist Joshua Buatsi, who he calls a great boxer and a future world champion.
Joshua Buatsi has been inspired by Floyd’s words. According to a report by The Borneo Post Buatsi said, “It was good to hear that from someone like Mayweather, who is the greatest boxer of our generation that I’ve seen personally, so it was good to hear that from the champion.”
He was also glad to put on a display of his abilities, and even paused in the middle of a fight to get intentionally hit and show how durable he is.
“I wanted to let them know that I am in there and dominating and hitting them doesn’t necessarily mean that I can’t take it. You can entertain a little bit and then go back to the boxing,” said Buatsi.
Hoping Floyd Mayweather liked what he saw was Joe Joyce who knocked out his opponent, as he bids for the super heavyweight gold medal. He’s stopped his first two opponents and is rumored to have impressed Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather is himself an Olympian, having won the bronze medal in Atlanta. He is now retired but has made it known that he’d be willing to return to boxing if the offer is right.
There is a possibility that he may fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch of the Fight of the Century.
Manny Pacquiao also un-retired from boxing to face Jessie Vargas, and has made no secret of his desire to fight Floyd Mayweather one more time.