Get to Know Mayweather Promotions
Mayweather Promotions was established in 2007 by 12-time World Champion boxing icon, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Mayweather Promotions is based in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and promotes all forms of live entertainment. Being one of the top promotional companies not only in the sport of boxing, but in sports and entertainment at large is a success story within itself. The organization believes in the motto: To think outside of the box, and keeping the bar raised high.
The Mayweather Promotions fighter stable has grown tremendously; there are currently 22 professional boxers on its roster across six different weight classes. They include current and future champions: Badou Jack, Gervonta Davis, Mickey Bey Jr., Ashley Theophane, Ishe Smith, Chris Pearson, J’Leon Love, Lanell Bellows, Ronald Gavril, Andrew Tabiti, Ladarius Miller, Juan Heraldez, Charvis Holifield, Kevin Newman, Lionell Thompson, Maurice Lee, Sanjarbek Rakhmanov, Alexis Santiago, Tra-Kwon Pettis, Latondria Jones, Sharif Bogere, Ahmed Mahmood.
Mayweather Promotions had a successful 2015 and it has carried over into 2016. Floyd Mayweather fought the last two big fights of his career, fighting both Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto. The 12-time World Champion retired with a 49-0 record. The company closed 2015 with a sold out show in December and entered 2016 in the same fashion, with its first sold out show at Sam’s Town Live on February. On April 1st, MP had a championship event with four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner going head-to-head in a WBA Super lightweight title fight against Mayweather Promotions’ very own, Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane at the Armory in Washington D.C., that resulted in Broner winning by TKO. This event was not only sold out but produced record breaking numbers as the most watched PBC broadcast on Spike TV with over a million viewers tuned in. On April 30th, Mayweather Promotions will be returning to Washington D.C. to witness WBC World Super middleweight champion Badou Jack defend his title against Lucian Bute.
Mayweather Promotions values its fans and wants to ensure that their experiences are positive no matter where they are in the world. The newly revamped Mayweather Promotions website with its appealing style offers enhanced sections starting from current information regarding Mayweather Promotions, to upcoming events and informative biographies of all MP fighters. In addition, MP added the new Mayweather Sports apparel line to the array of merchandise collection. The Mayweather Sports collection is not only sporty, but classic at the same time; consisting of a wide range of snapbacks, hoodies, crewnecks, t-shirts, shorts, and joggers. If you’re looking for high quality sportswear make sure you visit: http://mayweatherpromotions.com/product-category/mayweather-sports/
As President, Floyd “Money” Mayweather continuously aims to increase the stable of fighters, build the Mayweather brand, and propel his sports and entertainment company to the highest level. “I fight through these guys. When they go out there and fight and they win,” Mayweather said about boxers he’s promoting, “I feel the same emotions.” Now and in years to come, Mayweather Promotions is poised to break more records, generate more revenue, and chase excellence, as the company has declared itself the past, present, and future of sports and entertainment. Floyd enjoys sitting ringside and cheering for his fighters inside the ring as well as from the podium during press conferences. He continues to be a mentor and shine light on all MP fighters. Floyd Mayweather plans to take this brand to the next level by promoting big fights around the world, incorporating not only boxing, but different sporting events nationwide, as well as live music, film, and television productions
Section 2: Interactive Poll/Contest
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Section 3: Events
2/16 Santiago vs. Ruiz
A sellout crowd filled the seats at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada to catch an entertaining night of boxing. The main event featured bantamweights Alexis Santiago and Erik Ruiz. The card was stacked with action filled bouts, which made for an impeccable night of boxing for the Premier Boxing Champions’ edition of Toe-To-Toe Tuesday’s on FS1 and Fox Deportes.
FS1 and Fox Deportes kicked off the live broadcast with an exciting 8 round super middleweight match-up between Lanell “KO” Bellows and the previously undefeated Antowyan “Iceman” Aikens. Aikens (10-1-1, 1 KO’s) entered the ring with a steady pace while Bellows sought to establish his power early in the fight. Bellows gained momentum throughout the rounds, throwing more combinations and in the 5th round he took Aikens down with a right hook and advanced his record to 15-1-1 (8 KO’s).
This action was followed by an 8 round light heavyweight brawl between two solid prospects, Paul Parker and Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson (16-4, 10 KO’s). Paul Parker started the match using his height advantage and steady jab to keep Thompson at a distance. Thompson suffered a knockdown in the 3rd round, which he contested. The fight progressed and Thompson was able to work his opponent’s body and become more aggressive. As the final round approached, Parker slowed down his pace while Thompson pushed through and was able to outland his opponent. After 8 rounds, the judges went to the scorecards and the bout was scored a split decision in favor of Paul Parker (8-1, 4 KO’s)
Alexis “Beaver” Santiago held nothing back as he fought for his 10th consecutive win over Erik Ruiz (15-5, 6 KO’s). The action started immediately after the first bell as both fighters met in the middle of the ring and served right hooks, jabs, and combinations. The tireless brawlers showed no interest in working the ring, but rather squared off in the center of the ring, providing the crowd with toe-to-toe action. After the final bell, Santiago came out victorious with a unanimous decision win over his opponent and now stands with a record of 21-3-1 (8 KOs).
The undercard fights gave the fans with plenty of action throughout the night. Charvis Holifield went up against Azriel Lopez to kick the show off. From the first bell, Holifield was out to dominate his opponent and held nothing back. Lopez was unable to continue the fight after the 3rd round and the bout was ruled a TKO, giving Holifield his 5th win, and improving his overall record to 5-1-1 (4 KO’s).
The second fight of the night came between Tra-Kwon Pettis and Saul Montes. Tra-Kwon Pettis dominated all four rounds and got the unanimous decision to remain undefeated, and improve his record to 3-0 (1 KO).
Maurice “Ambitious” Lee brought his crowd of supporters to cheer him on against his opponent Ronald Rivas. Maurice Lee dominated all 6 rounds and took the unanimous decision to improve his record to 6-0 (3 KO’s) and remain undefeated.
Ladarius Miller took on Rolando Chinea in the fourth matchup of the night. The 6th round bout went the distance and Rolando Chinea came out on top, earning a unanimous decision win to improve his record to 12-1-1 (4 KO’s).
Juan Heraldez took the 8th fight of the night against Adam Mate. Heraldez displayed his boxing power by earning a first round KO against Mate, improving his record to 10-0 (7 KO’s).
Another great bout that had the fans on their feet was the matchup between Latrondria Jones and Latasha Burton. The 4 round fight went the distance, and Latondria Jones earned her second win to remain undefeated, and improved her record to 2-0 (1 KO),
The final bout of the night was between Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman and Corey Dulaney. Newman dominated the entire fight and earned the 3rd round technical knockout to improve his overall record to 5-0-1 (2 KO’s).
4/1 Broner vs. Theophane
On April 1st Mayweather Promotions teamed up with About Billions Promotions and Head Bangers Promotions to host a sold out showdown in Washington, D.C and fans we’re treated to non-stop action as a result. Adrien “The Problem” Broner went head-to-head against veteran fighter, Ashley “Treasure” Theophane in a 12 round bout on Spike TV. The first 8 rounds were filled with action as Theophane delivered body and headshots while Broner hit him with non-stop combinations. The fight ended with a controversial 9th round stoppage with Broner as the winner by TKO.
On the same eventful night, Broner’s stable mate, Robert Easter Jr., defended his undefeated record against former world champion Algenis Mendez in spectacular fashion as Easter fulfilled his promise to knockout Mendez. The fight ended in round 5 by way of TKO. The action-packed night also featured two additional fighters from the Mayweather Promotions stable; Gervonta “The One” Davis and J’Leon Love. Both fighters were also able to obtain TKO victories, with Davis stopping opponent Guillermo Avila in round 6 and Love earning a TKO in the 5th round over Michael Gbenga.
JACK VS. BUTE
The April 30th SHOWTIME championship doubleheader took place at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. The live broadcast was kicked off with an exciting matchup between IBF Super Middleweight Champion, James “Chunky” Degale and Rogelio “Porky” Medina. Degale came out quick showcasing his skills, speed, and accuracy, but Medina’s non-stop pressure-punching style kept him in the close fight. Medina stayed in pursuit pinning Degale to the ropes with combinations, while Degale saw most of his action mid-ring, as he stayed busy in the ring. The bout went the distance and Degale retained his title with a majority decision over Medina.
Former Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute and current WBC Super Middleweight Champion, Badou Jack “The Ripper,” went toe-to-toe on fight night. Jack made his presence known in the ring by going in on his opponent’s body. Jack maintained the momentum and kept the pressure on throughout the night— landing 68% of his power-punches and 39% of the punches overall. Bute picked his pace up in the later rounds, landing 19% of his overall punches. Neither fighter seemed to let up down the stretch, keeping the momentum strong until the very end. The judges’ decision was a controversial majority draw. Jack retained his title and is looking forward to facing James DeGale in a unification bout later this summer.
The undercard was stacked, making for an action packed night of boxing. The 10 round battle between middleweights Chris Pearson and Joshua Okine kept the crowd on their toes. Coming off of his first loss, Pearson was out to make a statement in his return to the ring. However, Okine was not to be underestimated. Both fighters came to fight and prove their skills. The bout went the distance, with Pearson coming out victorious, as the judges scored the bout in his favor. Pearson improved his record to 17-1 (11KOs).
Making his Mayweather Promotions’ debut, Sharif “The Lion” Bogere made a statement coming in against his opponent Samuel Amoako in a 10 round super lightweight bout, Bogere dominated all the rounds and won by unanimous decision, improving his record to 28-1 (19 KOs).
In her third professional fight, Latondria Jones came into the ring with the goal of getting a knockout, and that was exactly what she did. As soon as the bell rang, Jones got into the zone and began her power hitting, fast landing punches, connecting face-to-face with ease on her opponent Kamika Slade. Within seconds, the fight was over and Jones’ boxing skills, power, and accuracy proved to be no match for her opponent, who entered the ring making her professional boxing debut. The bout was scheduled for 4 rounds, however the referee stopped it 14 seconds in, and ruled it a TKO victory for Jones.
This season will have all sports fans on the edge of their seats as it features multiple world and championship games! Don’t miss a second of the action; mark your calendars for the upcoming sporting events we’ve highlighted below.
4/4 MLB Opening Day
Major League Baseball is back in season! The Opening night kicks off Sunday April 3, 2016 and Opening day begins Monday April 4, 2016. Opening night will feature a World Series face-off between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals at 8:30 p.m. ET in their hometown. The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will kick things off at 1:00 p.m. ET at Busch Stadium and the Tampa Bay Rays will play against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre starting at 4:05 p.m. ET.
4/18 Boston Marathon – Boston, MA, USA
The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on April 18, 2016. It is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity, and method of gaining entry into the race.
5/6-22 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship- Moscow-St. Petersburg, Russia
This year, Russia will be hosting the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with Canada being the defending champions after defeating Russia 6–1 in the gold medal game of the 2015 World Championship. Hungary will return to the Championship after a 6-year absence, along with Kazakhstan preceding a 1-year absence. For more information about the championship game visit: http://www.iihfworlds2016.com/en/information/.
5/7 Kentucky Derby- Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Known as “America’s Greatest Race”, the Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May annually, and typically draws a crowd of 155,000 people. It is the longest continually held sporting event in America, and one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. Often called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”, the Kentucky Derby receives its nickname from the approximate length of time it takes the winner to run from the starting gate to the finish line. The Kentucky Derby is the first race within the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, followed by the Preakness Stakes race and the Belmont Stakes race.
5/8-12 Invictus Games- Orlando, Florida, USA
Invictus Games competitors are the men and women who have come face-to-face with the reality of making a sacrifice for their countries. The 2016 Games have invited 15 nations to participate at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. During that week, over 500 military athletes will compete in 10 sporting events. Visit http://invictusgames2016.org for information about tickets, schedules, teams & more.
5/21 FA Cup Final- Wembley Stadium, London
The dates of the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals have been confirmed for May 21, 2016. The 2016 FA Cup Final is the 135th final of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest football cup competition. It will be televised in the UK on BBC One and BT Sport, as well as worldwide by FA partners.
5/16-6/5 French Open- Paris, France
The French Open—often referred to as Roland Garros—is a major tennis tournament held for over two weeks. The first French Championships were held over a century ago in 1891. Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam event held on clay court season and brings it to a close. It is the reason why the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world. For more information about this event visit: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/index.html.
6/3-26 Copa América Centenario- USA
The 2016 Centennial Copa America is a scheduled international men’s association soccer tournament. The United States is the first to host Copa América outside of South America. The tournament will be the 45th edition of Copa América since its inception in 1916. For more information visit: http://www.ca2016.com.
6/10-7/10 Euro 2016- Europe
For the first time, 24 teams will contest the European Championship final tournament. This will also be the third time that the EURO finals have been staged on French soil. Under this new format, the finalists will compete in a group stage consisting of six groups of four teams, followed by a 3 round knockout stage, and the final. Visit http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/ for more information.
4/16 – 2016 NBA Finals
The 2016 NBA Playoffs are set to begin Saturday April 16, 2016 and will conclude with the NBA Finals, which will start on Thursday, June 2, 2016. The two division leading teams are set to bring some great playoff action once again this year. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers both lead their divisions in wins and are favored to make a return to the NBA championship.
6/1 – Stanley Cup Finals
NHL Stanley Cup Finals Schedule 2016 will begin Wednesday, June 1 at 8pm EST. This will be the 123rd year of the Stanley Cup.
6/13-19 US Open- Oakmont, Pennsylvania
The 2016 United States Open Championship will be the 116th to date, and is scheduled to take place June 13-19 at Oakmont Country Club in Plum, Pennsylvania (a suburb northeast of Pittsburgh). Oakmont has served as the site for the seven other USGA championships; the U.S. Amateur in 1919, 1925, 1938, 1969 and 2003, and the U.S. Women’s Open in 1992 and 2010.
SPORTS FUN FACTS:
- If Michael Phelps were a country, he’d rank no. 35 on the all-time Olympic gold medal list, ahead of 97 nations.
- Roger Bannister held the world record in the mile for exactly 46 days.
- Pittsburgh is the only city where all the major sports teams (MLB, NHL, NFL) have the same colors: Black and gold.
- Major League Baseball umpires are required to wear black underwear while on the job in case they split their pants.
- The silhouette on the NBA logo is Hall of Fame Laker Jerry West.
- The average lifespan of a MLB baseball is five to seven pitches.
- Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.
- The Olympic rings cover every flag in the world. Yellow, green, red, black, and blue were selected because at least one of those five colors appears in every flag in the world.
- The Dallas Cowboys hired the NFL’s first professional cheerleading squad in 1972.
- Golf is the only sport that has been played on the moon.
- In the National Football League, the home team must provide the referee with 36 footballs for each game.
Section 4: Entertainment Section
The entertainment world has a lot to offer this season! From action-packed movies to exciting award shows, concerts, and more. We have you covered by offering a list of the best entertainment has to offer this season. Continue reading to get the scoop!
4/15 The Jungle Book
Based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. For more information visit: http://movies.disney.com/the-jungle-book-2016.
4/15 Barbershop: The Next Cut
After more than 10 years, the crew of Calvin’s Barbershop returns to the big screen with a co-ed environment that was once a male-dominated sanctuary. Visit http://barbershopmovie.com for more information.
Jesus dreams of being a performer himself and finally gets his chance to take the stage— but his life is turned upside down. For more information about the film, visit: http://www.magpictures.com/viva/.
5/6 Captain America: Civil War
A new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps; one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free and to defend humanity without government interference; the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Visit http://marvel.com/movies/movie/219/captain_america_civil_war for movie trailers & behind the scenes footage.
CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press in the upcoming American biographical political thriller. Watch the trailer & get more information about the film here: http://snowdenfilm.com.
5/20 The Angry Birds Movie
We will finally find out why the Angry Birds are so angry in their upcoming 3D animated comedy. For more angry bird action & entertainment, visit: http://www.angrybirds-movie.com/en/.
5/27 X-Men: Apocalypse
The fate of the Earth hangs in balance as Raven and Professor X lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. For videos, posters, related movies and more, visit: http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/x-men-apocalypse.
5/27 Alice Through the Looking Glass
It’s time for a little madness as Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass takes on a new adventure featuring unforgettable characters. Get a first-look of the upcoming film here: http://movies.disney.com/alice-through-the-looking-glass.
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders. For pictures, posters, videos & more, visit: http://www.warcraftmovie.com.
6/17 Finding Dory
“Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. Dive into more information about the big adventure here: http://movies.disney.com/finding-dory.
6/24 Independence Day: Resurgence
Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. For more information visit: http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/independence-day-resurgence
Daytime Emmy Awards
Date: May 1, 2016
Location: New York, NY
The Daytime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the New York based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. Due to the relatively small talent pool in daytime television, it has become common for the same people to be nominated repeatedly. For more information about this event visit: www.emmys.com.
Billboard Music Awards
Date: May 15, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: May 22, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, NV
Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards is scheduled to air Monday, May 22 at 8p.m. ET on ABC. Awards will be given to the top album/artist/single in different genres. Whether you’re watching it in person or on T.V. make sure you catch the live music performances and nonstop entertainment at this event. For more information visit: www.billboard.com/billboard-music-awards.
Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards
Date: June 4th, 2016
Location: Sony Studios – Culver City, CA
Spike TV’s Guys Choice is everything that a typical award show is NOT a hilarious, unpretentious, heartfelt event where comedy is king and the world’s greatest stars (past and present) align to toast the mega-splendor of all things GUY. A pair of golden stag antlers are given for awards such as Biggest Ass Kicker, Most Desirable Woman, King of Comedy, and top honor Guy of the Year. Visit www.spike.com/guys-choice for more information.
Date: June 7th, 2016
Location: New York City, NY
The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre more commonly known as the Tony Award recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony held in New York City. The awards target Broadway productions and performances and were named after the late Antoinette Perry; an actress, director, producer and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. For more information about this award show visit www.tonyawards.com.
Date: June 28th, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The annual BET Awards will be held on June 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment. This annual presentation ceremony will feature performances and appearances by popular and legendary artists. Visit www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards for more information.
Date: July 13, 2016
Location: Nokia Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award, the ESPYS will be held on July 13, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. This ceremony, presented by ESPN is made to recognize individual and team athletic achievement in sports. It’s a combination of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, giving awards such as Best Upset, Best Sports Movie, Best Coach, and Best Athlete. If you’re a sports lover you definitely don’t want to miss this award show! For more information about nominees, location and more visit: espn.go.com/espys.
ENTERTAINMENT FUN FACTS:
- Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
- The director of Cannibal Holocaust had to prove in court that the actors were still alive and didn’t get killed during the movie.
- The original cut of The Wolf of Wall Street had over four hours worth of content, so had to be cut further.
- Pierce Brosnan was contractually forbidden from wearing a full tuxedo in any non-James Bond movies from 1995-2002.
- The ornaments that Marv stepped on in Home Alone were actually candy.
- Within three days, The Hunger Games became the highest grossing film for Lionsgate movies.
- Saw was filmed in 18 days.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all 11 Academy Awards it was nominated for.
- Hasbro denied Pixar the use of GI Joe in Toy Story when found that the GI Joe doll was going to be blown up by Sid.
- Jim Caviezel was struck by lightening while he was on the cross in Passion of the Christ.
1/30- 7/31 Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour http://www.carrieunderwood.fm/events
2/26- 7/12 Rihanna: ANTI Music Tour 2016 http://www.rihannanow.com/tour/
2/29-6/15 Adele (UK & Europe) http://adele.com/live/europe/
3/9-11/29 Justin Bieber: Purpose World Tour http://www.justinbiebermusic.com
4/1- 6/21 Ellie Goulding http://www.elliegoulding.com/ustour/
4/27-7/31 Beyoncé: Formation World Tour http://www.beyonce.com/tour/formation-world-tour/
4/16-8/10 Dixie Chicks: DCX World Tour MMXVI http://www.dcxtourclub.com/tour
5/2-8 Canadian Music Week- Toronto, CA http://cmw.net
5/6-6/8 Selena Gomez: Revival Tour https://www.selenagomez.com/revivaltour
6/24-9/17 Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas: Future Now http://www.futurenowtour.com
7/5- 11/15 Adele (North America) http://adele.com/live/north-america/
4/15-17 Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com
4/21-23 Tomorrowland Brasil- Itu, Sao Paulo
4/15-24 Coachella – Indio, CA
4/23-24 Vive Latino – Mexico City, Mexico
4/29-30 Groezrock – Meerhout, Belgium
4/22 – 5/1 New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
4/29- 5/1 Further Future – Las Vegas, NV
5/12-15 Pfingst Open Air – Straubing, Germany
5/14-15 Imaginarium Festival – Margny-lès-Compiègne, France
5/19-21 The Great Escape – Brighton, UK
5/28-29 We Are FSTVL – Upminster, London
5/19-20, & 5/26-28 Rock in Rio Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal
5/26-29 Summer Break Island – Pag Island, Croatia
5/28-29 Sound City – Liverpool, UK
6/2-4 Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
6/3-4 X Music Festival – Cardiff, Wales
6/3-5 Governors Ball – New York City, NY
7/8-10 Wireless Festival- London, England
Section 5: Featured Fighter; Ashley Theophane
Ashley ‘Treasure’ Theophane was born in Paddington, London on August 30th, 1980. He dreamed of becoming a professional boxer as a child. At 5 years old, he would stay up watching all the big fights in Las Vegas and hoping to one day become part of the boxing industry. After taking up boxing in his younger years, Ashley decided to make his dreams a reality when he turned pro at the age of 23. He is now based in the entertainment capital of the world and has elevated his career within the sport of boxing as part of the Mayweather Promotions team. Read below to find out more about our featured fighter, Ashley Theophane.
Q: Which athletes did you look up to the most growing up and why?
As I was growing up, I looked up to Michael Johnson, Mike Tyson, and Andre Agassi. They were the best at what they did and entertained audiences at the same time. I took up boxing, tennis, and other sports because of them.
Q: What’s the best part of being a professional boxer?
To me, there are many positive aspects when it comes to being a boxer. I’m originally from London and now based in America. I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world. I’ve had fights in America, Saint Lucia, Germany, and Luxembourg. I’ve met so many people throughout my career. I would never have the opportunity to meet these people if I wasn’t a pro boxer. It’s an amazing feeling to achieve your goals.
Q: What is the most challenging thing for you in this sport?
The most challenging for me is the sacrifice you have to make to achieve your dreams. You need tunnel vision. You need to work hard and dedicate your all to what you’re doing. I’m very focused. All my energy goes to this sport. It takes a very strong-minded person to be a pro boxer.
Q: How did you get involved in boxing?
I used to watch boxing with my dad when I was around 4 or 5 years old. It was just something I always wanted to do. I would see all the big fights in Las Vegas and just remember thinking that I wanted to be a part of that industry. It has motivated me to continue accomplishing my dream. Thirty years later, I’m now based in Vegas and signed to the number one boxer in the world. That’s an incredible experience in itself.
Q: What has been the biggest motivation for you to pursue your goals?
Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m originally from London. I was born in the city of Westminster and raised in Brent. I was surrounded by poverty and crime as a youngster. I didn’t want that life for myself. I wanted to go out into the world and live my dream. Making a better life for myself has always been the motivation.
Q: What are the most memorable moments in your career?
Some of the most memorable moments for me were fighting in my father’s homeland of St. Lucia, becoming the British champion, beating Delvin Rodriguez in July 2010 was a surreal experience, and not to mention, getting signed to Mayweather Promotions. That’s just incredible. These are the four things I’m most proud of. I feel incredibly blessed. All these experiences all lead me to where I am now.
Q: You have twenty seconds to give advice to someone who wants to pursue a career in this industry. What would you say?
You need to surround yourself with a great team. That’s the key. You only can do so much by yourself. You need a great team to support you and believe in you. The people behind you can lift you to great heights if you work hard and dedicate yourself to the sport.
Q: If you could act as a character in any movie, which character would it be and why?
I’d love to be Superman! I would love to have the ability to fly around the planet and save people. That would be so much fun. I have to admit though that sometimes I feel like I have super powers!
Q: What other sports do you enjoy playing or watching?
I really enjoy swimming! That’s something I like to do in my free time. I watch tennis, soccer and other sports, but tennis and soccer are mostly what I gravitate towards.
Q: What would you like to say to your fans?
I’d like to thank my fans for the support and well wishes. I’ve received so much love in London. It’s amazing. My fans in America and across the world have all really shown me a lot of support as well. I just want to thank them all so much for all the love!
Section 6: Staff Feature Introduction
Mayweather Promotions takes us behind the scenes of the sweet science by taking us up close and personal to former world champion turned trainer, Cornelius “Boza” Edwards, as he discusses his experience working with Mayweather Promotions and Floyd Mayweather for the last decade.
Section 7: Featured Trainer; Bob Ware
Bob Ware is a man of very few words, but many talents. Since 2008, the Indiana native has helped operate the Mayweather Boxing Club and assists with day-to-day duties around the gym. If a rope off the ring snaps, or a punching bag plops open— Ware is there to fix it. You might also find him wrapping hands or treating cuts for fighters at the gym. He works silently to get the job done. His work speaks for itself; even landing him a spot in Floyd Mayweather’s corner for several of his fights late in his career.
Q: During your early childhood, what sports did you participate in?
A: I was involved in baseball, basketball, football, track, boxing, karate, and jiu jitsu. I was interested in a lot of different sports. My favorite one was baseball though.
Q: How did you get into boxing?
A: I was a very shy person. I didn’t like being in front of crowds or anything like that. I figured that the best fit for me in this industry would be wrapping hands and stopping people from bleeding. I learned to do it myself. I’m still in front of crowds when I am doing it, but nobody is focused on me. If you’re an athlete, all eyes are on you.
Q: How did you transition from training amateur boxers to wrapping hands/doing cuts?
A: You have to start somewhere. I was training amateur boxers at first. Then, I got to know people and made connections. Once they saw the good work I was putting out there, people started trusting me. I got to know a lot of people. They gave me a chance to work with them and then it just went off from there.
Q: How long have you been in the boxing industry?
A: I’ve been in the boxing industry for 11 years. Before that, I would leave and come back to the industry. But it’s been 11 years that I’ve been working in boxing on an everyday basis.
Q: When did you start wrapping hands for Floyd Mayweather?
A: The first time I wrapped his hands was when he was training for his first fight against Maidana. By the time his second fight against Maidana came around, I was already wrapping his hands on a regular basis. I had been around the gym for years, so he knew about me.
Q: Which fights did you work his corner?
A: I worked in his corner during his second fight against Maidana. I was also in his corner during his fight against Pacquiao and Berto.
Q: How was your experience working Floyd’s corner for these fights?
A: It’s just another fight to me. Yes, it gets crazy and there are crowds of people everywhere but it doesn’t bother me anymore. To me, any fight I do is just another fight. I’m there to work. Whatever I have to do, I’m just there to do it. I don’t let all that other stuff get to me. I focus on the work I’m doing.
Q: How many fighters do you currently wrap hands and do cuts for?
A: I work with just about every fighter that Floyd has signed to Mayweather Promotions. I also work with a lot of fighters that aren’t signed to him. I’m involved with many fighters in the UFC and World Series of Fighting.
Q: What do you find most challenging about wrapping hands?
A: Fight nights are usually a bit overwhelming. I may have 8 or 9 people lining up waiting to get their hands wrapped. But I’m there to work, so I do my job as fast and efficiently as I can.
Q: Do you still see yourself doing this in 10 years?
A: Yes, definitely. I really enjoy doing this. I don’t like having people standing over me. With a job like this, I don’t have to answer to anyone but myself. It’s my work. That’s what I like most about it.
Q: What advice would you give someone that wants to be a corner man in the boxing industry?
A: Don’t freeze up. I know some people that work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, or in paramedics; people that have experience dealing with blood everyday. It’s different in the ring. You have crowds of people behind you. If a fighter starts to bleed or swell up, they freeze up. It’s not like being in a doctor’s office. It’s a whole different atmosphere. You can cause somebody to lose a fight. Definitely don’t freeze up!
Section 8 - Featured Fan
Our fans are our biggest supporters! We dedicate this section specifically to fans that stand out as dedicated enthusiasts of Floyd Mayweather and the Mayweather Promotions brand. This quarter, we selected Preston Scott Tiffany as our featured fan of the quarter. Preston knows just about everything there is to know about Floyd; has watched all of Floyd’s professional fights, he’s seen all of the 24/7 and All Access episodes over the years, and has witnessed Floyd’s training routines at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Preston’s love for boxing and support for Floyd has influenced him to join the sport of boxing. His dream is to box for the US Olympic team and eventually become a professional boxer. His love for boxing and his support for Mayweather has earned him the Fan of the Quarter.
We asked Preston some questions to get to know about him better and get a glimpse into the world of our Fan of the Quarter:
MP: “What do you like most about Floyd Mayweather?”
Preston: “I like how he treats people and shows respect. I also like that he is TBE, and I definitely love his incredible defense. I hope to develop the same type of boxing skills one day.”
MP: “What was your favorite memory/moment of Floyd Mayweather?”
Preston: “When he knocked out Rickey Hatton with the left hook!”
MP: “What makes you the biggest Floyd Mayweather fan?”
Preston: “I have watched every one of his professional fights and can recall all of his fight highlights. I have also watched all of Floyd’s 24/7 and All Access episodes and have studied his talent. When I box and train, I try to incorporating some of the same workout routines and boxing techniques he does. I want to accomplish what Floyd has done in the sport, and I dream of one day living in Las Vegas and training with Floyd’s trainers at the Mayweather Boxing Club. My goal in boxing is to join the US Olympic team and eventually become a professional boxer. ”