Unbeaten in his professional career (50-0), Floyd Mayweather comes out of retirement this Sunday evening to fight star YouTuber Logan Paul in Miami (to be followed live from 2 a.m. on the night of Sunday to Monday on RMC Sport 1) . The RMC Fighter Club takes advantage of this event to look back in depth on the career of the American superstar, his so effective boxing, his divisive character, his dark sides, his relationship to money and his place in history.
On its way, boxing has always crossed the road of fights that are out of the ordinary. From Muhammad Ali against a wrestler to Tommy Hearns against a karate champion, going back to the first champions in history and passing through a bunch of examples, the noble art has seen some of its offspring indulge in ” exhibitions “more there to report than to carry a real sporting significance. But with Floyd Mayweather Jr, unique character, innovation pushes the boundaries. The undefeated boxer among the pros (50-0 counting the victory over Conor McGregor) at the world belts in five categories is coming out of retirement to cross the gloves with Logan Paul, this Sunday evening at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (Florida, USA) United).
Honors of the opponent? Be a star on social media. A huge star. That’s about it, but it’s already not bad. Enough to catch the media light and the eyes of the fans. Master of sports business, Mayweather is going to have fun with a boy much younger, much taller and much bigger than him, that he can knock out almost when he wants, and in the process cash a check for eight to see. nine digits. Jackpot. But masquerade? The athletic eye says yes. But we have to look further. “When people ask me why I do it, I say, ‘Would you rob a bank if it was legal?'” Smiles the boxer with twenty-six victories in twenty-six fights for a world championship.
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The son of Floyd Sr and nephew of Roger (former world champion in two categories) will never miss an opportunity to get rich without risk: “Money”, at the head of the list of the highest paid athletes on the planet for several years, well deserved its nickname. He had another in his early days, “Pretty Boy”, a parallel change in the evolution of a boxer less and less offensive as he grew in weight and who increasingly built his success on a defense among the most beautiful in the history of the discipline. The evolution, too, of a boxer who will know how to emancipate himself from Bob Arum and Top Rank to become his own promoter by building an empire in pay-per-view.
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Nothing illogical, in the end, to see him jump on the Logan Paul opportunity. On the occasion of his return to the rings, the RMC Fighter Club invites you to better (re) discover Floyd Mayweather, a fabulous boxer but a sulphurous character. Who will have marked the noble art and leaves no one indifferent. His career since his beginnings with amateurs, his extraordinary technical qualities, his most prestigious victims, his finest performances, his divisive character, his relationship to money, his gray areas (domestic violence, management of the anti-doping) and to finish his place in history alongside the greatest: the RMC Sport program devoted to combat sports covers the Mayweather issue with Souleymane Cissokho, Jonathan MacHardy, Alexandre Herbinet and Nicolas Jamain.