Boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. headed to the Philippines
ABS-CBN Sports on May 07, 2018 12:28 PM
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Boxing star Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr. appears to be headed to the Philippines.
In a video posted on Instagram by Sam Verzosa, CEO of Frontrow International, the undefeated former world champion announced that he was on his way to the country to “to embrace and show love to all the fans.”
“Hey Manila, Philippines, I’m on my way. Me and my team, The Money Team, as well as myself, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, I’m on my way to the Philippines to embrace my fans, I wanna say thank you to everybody in the Philippines, for all your support throughout the years.” Mayweather said on the video.
The 41-year old Mayweather is currently enjoying his retirement after making a big-money return to the ring, defeating UFC star Conor McGregor via tenth-round TKO in the most-talked about boxing match of 2017.
In another video posted by Vans Philippines CEO Wendell Cunanan, Mayweather revealed that his assistant, a woman named Kitchie, is Filipino.
Cunanan, who happens to be childhood friends with Kitchie, says that she is one of the biggest reasons for Mayweather's decision to visit the Philippines.
After 30+ years, my LA childhood friend @ikitchie is finally coming home. She is one of d main reason why @floydmayweather is coming to d Philippines 🇵🇭 She’s making dis happen to show her Boss Floyd that #itsmorefuninthePhilippines I’m so happy #TMT will be here veey SOON. Make sure to Thank her today for making dis come true for d Filipino Boxing Fans to have Floyd Money Mayweather here in Manila. Special shout out to Boss @samverzosa #FrontRow n Capt @lestercodog #QNCAgency also for making it happen...
"She’s making dis happen to show her Boss Floyd that #itsmorefuninthePhilippines" Cunanan's post read.
Mayweather is expected to be in Manila by Monday, May 7th.
Throughout his career, Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO) faced a who's-who of legends in boxing, including the likes of Oscar de la Hoya, Shane Mosely, Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah, Canelo Alvarez, and our very own eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Recently, Mayweather made news after hinting at a possible jump to mixed martial arts, in the wake of his mega-million match against McGregor. Mayweather even said that he's going to apply for an MMA license soon.