“Friend is a strong word” – When Floyd Mayweather played off then-POTUS Donald Trump as NOT his friend


“Friend is a strong word” – When Floyd Mayweather played off then-POTUS Donald Trump as NOT his friend

Floyd Mayweather (L), Donald Trump (R)

Whenever someone brings up boxing, associated with each era are iconic pugilists who will forever stay on the tips of combat athlete fans’ lips. For example, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and George Foreman are a couple of the names that will forever remain etched in history as some of the greatest.

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Similarly, in the twenty-first century, arguably the most famous and iconic boxer is Floyd “Money” Mayweather. With a slew of humongous pay-per-views under his belt, it is unlikely that anyone, whether they be in-tune with the world of boxing, or not, would not recall a face at the mention of the name. Truth be told, Mayweather has become more of a brand than just a pure boxing professional, and as such, he is recognizable the world over.

Usually, famous people are usually friends with famous people. Or, that is how the saying goes. However, when asked about his friendship status with the then President of the United States, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather had this to say – “Friend is a strong word…I know a lot of people. I knew Barack Obama, I know Donald Trump.

These are strong words from the pugilist – Mayweather had previously been seen with Trump after his 2016 presidential election victory. However, sentiments and times must move fast in the elite channels. [H/T TMZ Sports].

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Floyd Mayweather is set to make bank once again after agreeing to fight YouTuber Deji

Floyd Mayweather (L) and Deji Olatunji (R) have a cordial face-off ahead of their exhibition bout
Floyd Mayweather (L) and Deji Olatunji (R) have a cordial face-off ahead of their exhibition bout

By far, Floyd Mayweather is the richest boxer to have ever lived – many things could be attributed to this. However, the principle credit must go to him for treating his boxing career akin to a business. And, that is said with all due respect – that is, many fighters tend to get emotional when they face opponents that bring out a personal rivalry.

That, however, has not been the case with Mayweather. He has stayed calm and collected throughout his 50-0 career, from his fight against Oscar De La Hoya, to his bout against Conor McGregor.

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Now, a couple months after laying out Japanese kickboxer Mikuru Asakura in an exhibition bout, he returns to the ring against YouTuber Deji Olatunji, is what is another one of his growing list of big money exhibition bouts. After his last pro fight against Conor McGregor in 2017, Mayweather has fought a couple of exhibition fights, including the one against Logan Paul last year.

While it won’t be a battle of bad blood, expect Deji to bring his best against an ageing, but still against the defensive maestro Mayweather. The two face off on Sunday, 13th November at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.

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