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Mayweather Promotions continues to bring their message to fruition by signing top talent in the boxing industry. Our growing the stable of young and experienced talent, gives professional boxers an opportunity, while keeping the sport alive. We are pleased to announce the recent signing of several new stars, decorated amateurs, and established professionals.
Born in Moreno Valley, CA Danny Gonzalez (2-0) is an up-and-coming Super Featherweight prospect that recently made his Mayweather Promotions debut this past October when he defeated Sean Acosta at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. Gonzalez was a decorated amateur who gained fans all over the Los Angeles area with his quick boxing ability, power, and exciting fight style. Danny is a former two-time Silver Gloves, two-time Jr. Golden Gloves, Jr. Olympics Nationals winner, and has represented USA on a national level in many other competitions.
With the support of his father and God-given talent Gonzalez was able to get the attention of Floyd Mayweather, which ultimately led to him signing with Mayweather Promotions in September 2016. With his recent signing and move to Las Vegas, Gonzalez looks to excite the fans and gain new ones worldwide, as he stays focused and looks forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.
Xavier Martinez (7-0, 4 KO’s) was born in south Sacramento, CA.The 18-yearold Lightweight was signed just before the close of 2016, and made his Mayweather Promotions debut with a great performance against Wilfredo Garriga, judges ruled the win by UD. Martinez takes pride in becoming the first boxer in his family, and looks to explode on the boxing scene as the next Lightweight superstar.
Femi “Eagle” Oyeleye
Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria 22-year-old Jr.. Middleweight prospect Oluwafemi Oyeleye (1-0) caught the eye of Floyd Mayweather with his impressive amateur record, ultimately leading to him signing with us in October 2016. Femi has 166 amateur fights, only losing 7; he is a former gold medalist at the All Africa Games in the Congo.
Femi made his Mayweather Promotions debut on our Sin City Showdown card on 12/2 at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling hall, where he outperformed Brian True beating his opponent by UD. With a bright future and a lot of experience, Femi looks to his mentor Floyd to help direct his career and turn him into the best fighter possible.
Another addition to the Mayweather Promotions’ stable of fighters, came with the signing of Andres Cortes (4-0, 2KO’s). At the age of 19, Cortes has already shown that he has an exciting future.. Before turning pro, Cortes placed in several national competitions around the world, including the Jr. Olympic Nationals.
His speed, and ability to adapt in the ring makes him an exciting fighter to keep your eye on in 2017.
Rolando “Rollies” Romero
Rolando Romero (1-0, 1KO) wasted no time after signing to Mayweather Promotions in November 2016 to make a name for himself as one of the hardest punching up-and-coming prospects in the boxing game. On December 2nd on our Sin City Showdown card, Rollies stopped David Courtney after one minute and eleven seconds for a 2nd round TKO.
Rollies was born and raised in North Las Vegas. Rolando was first introduced to boxing after his father; a former knockout artist hailing from Puerto Rico encouraged his son to pick up the gloves. Fast-forward to today, and the rest is history. Despite only having 45 amateur fights with 9 losses, it was his determination and persistence that got in front of Floyd, and eventually signed to Mayweather Promotions.
Saul “Neno” Rodriguez
Born in South Central Los Angeles, the 22-year old “baby-faced assassin” Saul Rodriguez (20-0-1, 15KO’s) has already been making noise in the boxing industry through his ability to put on an exciting show.. A proven crowd pleaser, Rodriguez has made it clear, “I am here to excite the fans, I am thankful for Floyd who has provided me access and an open line of communication to help guide me in the next steps in my career.”
Although Neno has been successful up to this point, he credits his father who serves as his trainer and his mother, his nutritionist.. With 108 amateur fights, and several appearances at Silver & Golden Gloves, Jr. Olympics, Neno is here to learn more and gain more fans along the way.
Twenty-three year old Super lightweight Cameron Krael (9-12-2) made his professional debut in October 2011. Since making his debut, Krael has had a rocky start, but his tenacity has helped push him forward as a standout fighter, sure to excite and someone to keep your eye on in 2017! Look out for Cameron to make his pro-debut early 2017.
The 19-year-old boxer is regarded as one of the most exciting to watch up and coming Welterweight fighters in the sport. Hitchins recently represented his parents’ home country of Haiti in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Hitchins is a two-time Golden Gloves champion is prepared to make his mark in the professional boxing world.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC he began boxing at age 12, after realizing the fate of his peers was either to end up tangled in gang violence or worse. Boxing got Hitchins off the streets and into the ring, crediting his childhood gym, Atlas Cops & Kids, as his safe haven.
After much talk surrounding Kenny Robles (1-0), a kid from Staten Island it was only a matter of time before people who would take notice surrounded him. Robles was signed to Mayweather Promotions in November 2016, and made his pro-debut with an outstanding performance on the Jack vs. DeGale card in Brooklyn, NY against Latorie Woodberry.
Born and raised in Staten Island, and keeping his roots strong Robles has generated attention as rising star eager to make a name for himself. He is a former 2016 Golden Gloves champion with a small amateur record, but that hasn’t gotten in his way in allowing boxing to steer him to his next challenge.
Is an experienced Welterweight fighter with a record of (24-2, 16KO’s).Dulorme was born in French Guiana and broke out on the boxing scene when he made his pro-debut vs. David Rodriguez in August 2013. Since his debut, he has been in the ring with some tough contenders including Henry Lundy, Terrance Crawford, and Francisco Figueroa.
On October 2016, it was official; Thomas Dulorme was now apart of the Mayweather Promotions stable, and quickly got back to training to prepare for his Mayweather Promotions debut, which took place on January 14, 2017 on the Jack vs. DeGale undercard beating out his opponent Brian Jones, by TKO. Dulorme is an exciting well-composed fighter, who has been training at The Mayweather Boxing Club, eagerly waiting on his next challenge.
Layla “Amazing” McCarter
Former six-time world champion, Layla “Amazing” McCarter (38-13-5, 9 KO’s) looks to further her career under the Mayweather Promotions’ banner. The 37-year old California native is the second female professional boxer to sign with Mayweather Promotions, behind Latondria Jones.
McCarter boasts an impressive resume, having held titles across four different weight classes, and currently ranks #2 in the light welterweight division. Layla has been able to gain exposure by fighting on big stages, most recently, on the Wilder vs. Arreola card in July 2016, when she defeated Melissa Hernandez by unanimous decision. McCarter has fought some of the best pound-for-pound female boxers, including: former WBC champion Alicia Ashley, which ended in a draw, current WBO champion Cindy Serrano, where McCarter earned a unanimous decision, and current WBA and WBC Featherweight champion Jelena Mrdjenovich was scored a split decision in favor of McCarter.
18-year old Price made an impressive pro-debut just a few weeks ago in North Carolina, which ended with an explosive 61 second KO against Malcolm Speight. Price hails from a deep boxing background, his father who manages boxers had a short-lived pro-career, and his two brothers both boxed at the amateur level. After first being introduced to the sport of boxing at 9 years old, Price hasn’t looked back since. Be on the lookout for this newly signed prospect, who will be making his Mayweather Promotions debut March 2017..
1.14.16- Jack vs. DeGale/ Pedraza vs. Davis
Mayweather Promotions started 2017 off with a bang! Our Jack vs. DeGale card featured a stacked card filled with championship fights, and from the energy of the sellout crowd in the building, its safe to say the fans were definitely pleased. Gervonta Davis entered the ring attacking Jose Pedraza from the outset and showed diversity. His right hand — especially the uppercut — and body attack were tremendous weapons as against Pedraza. The then undefeated champion did manage to gain some momentum toward the end of the fourth and carried it over to the fifth, when he increased his punch output significantly. Davis regained momentum early in the sixth throwing his powerful left hook to Pedraza’s liver that causing him to double over. Davis then went on the attack while Pedraza went into survival mode, dropping his right arm to guard against another body shot. Somehow, Pedraza managed to get through the sixth, but it would be the last round he would finish. Davis unleashed a vicious right hand in the seventh round to the jaw that put Pedraza on his backside in a corner of the ring. Knocked down for the first time as a pro, Pedraza sat on the canvas until referee Ricky Gonzalez reached the count of nine, then made it to his feet. However, Pedraza corner waved an end to the fight at the 2:36 mark. After overpowering Pedraza (22-1, 12 KOs) for much of the fight, Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) picked up his 8th consecutive victory after earning a TKO victory and became the IBF Junior Lightweight champion over the now former champion.
Both James DeGale (23-1-1, 14 KOs) and Badou Jack (20-1-3, 12 KOs) were making their third title defenses and hoping to unify their belts and walk out of the ring as the unquestioned king of the 168-pound division. Jack was knocked down in the first round while DeGale took a more dramatic hit that sent him to the canvas in the twelfth round. The main event was packed with action from beginning to end that also included referee Arthur Mercante getting accidentally caught with a left hand from Jack at end of the fifth round, and DeGale getting his two front teeth punched out in the eight round. DeGale also suffered from a busted eardrum but was able to stay in the fight throughout the full 12 rounds. The judges scored the fight a controversial draw with both fighters retaining their titles.
The night began with a performance from Kenny Robles, a decorated welterweight amateur, who made his professional and Mayweather Promotions debut against Latorie Woodberry. Robles proved he has a future as a crowd-pleasing action fighter, as he nabbed a four-round unanimous decision in the welterweight opener. Former title challenger and newly-signed Thomas Dulorme made his work look easy in the ring by taking home a win against Brian Jones in a 6th round stoppage. The ladies really got the fans riled up, as WBO junior featherweight champion Amanda Serrano and Yazmin Rivas put on a spectacular performance in a 10-round brawl; judges gave Serrano the win by unanimous decision. Following the action and keeping the energy going leading up to the co-main event was good ol’ slugfest between Levgen Khytrovs and Immanuwel Aleem, Khytrov proved to be the better fighter in the end, walking away as the new WBC silver middleweight champion.
2.18.17- Broner vs. Granados
Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati.
The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs. activity. Granados (18-5-2, 11 KOs), a native of Chicago, was the busier fighter, throwing 683 total punches compared to 403 for Broner (33-2, 24 KOs). But “The Problem” connected at a 41 percent rate, compared to just 21 percent for his opponent.
In the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature, Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) Welterweight World David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112 twice) to become a two-division champion.
The fight was fought at close quarters from the outset. Peterson attacked on the inside instead of working off his jab, as was largely his game plan when he unified the 140-pound division. Avanesyan and Peterson traded body punches and uppercuts, but it was Peterson who was more fluid and effective in the second half of the fight. Peterson committed to the body in the later rounds, connecting on 98 shots to the body over 12 rounds.
2.24.17- Mayweather Promotions Takeover
Mayweather Promotions headed to Temecula, CA February 24th, 2017 to celebrate Floyd Mayweather’s 40th birthday and bring SoCal an exciting night of boxing. We were pleased to debut our newest signee, power-puncher, Saul “Neno” Rodriguez (21-0-1, 15 KOs) a rising lightweight sensation who excited fans as he earned his 21st win as the co-main event of the night. Andrew Tabiti (14-0, 12 KOs) opened the ShoBox live broadcast defending his NABF cruiserweight title against Quantis Graves (11-1-2, 4 KOs). Tabiti got the best of Graves when he caught him with a right hook to the body making him fall to the canvas. Graves corner threw in the towel after round 6, leaving Tabiti to win by TKO and remain the undefeated NABF World Champion. The main event had the crowd talking after Justin Deloach (17-1, 9 KOs) kept Pearson on the ropes and maintained momentum, ultimately defeating Chris Pearson (14-2, 10 KOs) by way of KO in round 2 and becoming the USBA Jr. Middleweight Champion.
The Mayweather Promotions Takeover was opened up by Oluwafemi Oyeleye, who won by unanimous decision over Adam Ahumada. Cameron Krael defeated Todd Manuel by KO of Todd Manuel while Sanjarbek Rakhmanov won a hard fought battle against Jose Marrufo. Lionell Thompson proved his talent as he defeated Steve Lovett in a spectacular fashion. Lovett’s corner tossed in the towel after Thompson injured his opponent with crucial combinations.
3/9-22 World Baseball Classic
Multiple locations- www.worldbaseballclassic.com
World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) is a company created at the direction of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) to operate the World Baseball Classic tournament. Marlins Park in Miami hosts the United States, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Canada in first-round play from March 9-12. Second-round play takes place March 14-18 at Petco Park in San Diego. The championship round in Los Angeles from March 20-22 includes the two semi-final games and the Championship game. Learn more about the event via Twitter by following the official event hashtag #WBC.
3/14-24 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Graz, Austria- www.austria2017.org
Special Olympics is a worldwide movement of people, which establishes a new world of inclusion and community. As the biggest international sports movement for people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics worldwide offers all year round training and competition opportunities in 32 different Olympic disciplines for a host of athletes in 170 countries. Be part of the Games, use hashtag #HeartbeatOfTheWorld
3/15-19 Audi Fis Ski World Cup Finals
Aspen Snowmass is proud to be selected to host one of the most prestigious events on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, the 2017 World Cup Finals. The longtime World Cup community was selected by the International Ski Federation for the March 15-19, 2017 races that will bring both the men’s and women’s tour to Aspen. The Finals will be the first outside Europe since 1997 and the return of men’s World Cup in Aspen for first time since 2001.
4/3-9 Masters Tournament
Augusta, GA- http://www.masters.com/en_US/
Since 1934, the Masters Tournament has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments. The event is strictly an invitation only and the qualification regulations are the principal means of determining the player invitation list. Search #TheMasters on Twitter to follow the conversation.
4/8 Grand National Aintree Racecourse
Liverpool, – http://aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk
Aintree Racecourse is part of the The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horse racing. With a 266-year heritage at the heart of British racing and governed by Royal Charter, The Jockey Club invests all profits back into the UK’s second biggest spectator sport. Stay in the know via Twitter using the official event hashtag, #GrandNational.
4/12-16 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Hong Kong, China- http://www.uci.ch
The UCI Track Cycling World Championships are the set of world championship events for the various disciplines and distances in track cycling. The Union Cycliste Internationale who is the world governing body for the sport of cycling recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regulates them. The first event took place in 1893 in Chicago and the current events now include: time trial, individual pursuit, team pursuit, points race, scratch race, sprint, team sprint, and more.
4/21 World Masters Games
Auckland, New Zealand- http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz
The World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event. Held every 4 years, it is the pinnacle-sporting event for master’s competitors worldwide. The goal of the World Masters Games is to encourage participation in sport throughout life. Also, every 4 years, the International Masters Games Association, the representative body of masters sport worldwide, grants to one special city the rights to host the next Games. The unique spirit will be alive in its 2017 home of Auckland, New Zealand. Follow the conversation: #WMG2017.
Antwerp, Belgium- http://www.reverze.be/home
Belgium’s biggest indoor hard dance event. Reverze is an annual international music event held in the Antwerps (Belgium) Sportpaleis and Lotto Arena. Represented music genres are Jumpstyle, hardstyle and hardcore.
Lollapalooza Argentina is returning March 31st 2017 at Hipodromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires. The festival will feature an eclectic lineup of top talent from around the world including an array of artists such as The Weeknd, Metallica, Tove Lo, G-Eazy and many more! #LollaAR
Once a year, Snowboxx returns to Avoriaz into the ultimate winter wonderland. Days are spent cruising the Portes du Soleil, hitting up the Burton Stash Park and dancing on the tables at our Apres village. When evening hits, it’s party time: intimate igloo raves, massive main stage shows with our world class line up and dancing til dawn at our super cool club shows. #Snowboxx
3/24-26 Ultra Music Festival
Miami, FL- https://ultramusicfestival.com
Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in the city of Miami, Florida. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes and is named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra. Ultra Music Festival is held in Downtown Miami at Bayfront Park.
4/13-16 Electron Festival
Geneva, Switzerland- http://www.electronfestival.ch/2017/
Electron Festival is an electronic and visual arts festival in Geneva, Switzerland. Uniting stunning visual artistry, digital technology and some of the latest electronic music, the festival is an exciting mix musical explorations. Set across 10+ different venues and with over 130 acts, there is something for everyone to enjoy and discover.
Featured Fan: Jose Darce
This section is dedicated to our loyal fans that continue to support us throughout the years. This quarter’s featured fan was nominated by a good friend & Mayweather Promotions supporter, Marji Mack. Marji nominated Jose Darce because of his loyalty and admiration of the champ. Learn more about this quarter’s featured fan below and continue to follow us on social media for your chance to be featured in the future.
How long have you been a fan of Floyd Mayweather?
I’ve been a fan of Mayweather since I was a child, through my mothers’ love for the sport of boxing. I grew up watching all major boxing events.
What’s your favorite Mayweather moment?
One of my favorite Mayweather moments was when I got to see him in person for the very first time at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem for the Ring Kings press tour. But my absolute favorite moment was when my son and I got selected to sit VIP with Floyd’s kids and the TMT family at the Mayhem press tour at Times Square in New York City.
What was the first Mayweather fight you watched?
I’ve watched every Mayweather fight on TV and YouTube, but the fight that started my love and appreciation of Floyd’s talent was his fight in 2001 against Diego Corrales. No one gave Floyd a chance leading up to fight night but he went in the ring and dominated and stopped him in the 10th round.
Which Mayweather fight is your all-time favorite?
My all-time favorite Mayweather fight was in 2013, when Floyd beat the young rising star, Canelo Alvarez.
What makes you the biggest Mayweather fan?
I’m the biggest Mayweather fan because I’ve watched all 49 of his professional fights. I’ve been to each of Floyd’s press tours that were nearby and have countless TMT and Mayweather Promotions apparel & accessories. I strongly believe in Floyd’s motto of “hardwork, dedication, prayers, and belief, and a good team.” I instill this into my life, family, and work. And I’ve thrown Mayweather fight parties since his fight against De La Hoya in 2007.
If you could see Floyd Mayweather in person right now, what would you talk to him about?
I would first thank him for being such a motivational and inspirational figure in my life. I would tell him how much I appreciate his talent and look up to him. I would ask him for tips on what it takes to never give up on tough times and to push to be the absolute best in life, like he is now. I would ask for him to give my son words of encouragement to be the “TBE” like him. All in all, I would love for him to know I am his biggest fan!
Thank you to all Mayweather Promotions fans for your overwhelming support!
Featured Fighter: Gervonta Davis
We caught up with one of the Mayweather Promotions’ stars and the IBF Junior Lightweight Champion of the world, Gervonta “The One” Davis, to learn more about the young champion beyond the ring. We also spoke about his talents in ring and his love for his the place that raised him.
MP: If you could fight anywhere in the world where would it be, and why?
Baltimore of course, I gotta bring it back home. I have fought all over the country, but nothing means more to me than bringing a fight back home to my city.
MP: Who gave you the name “Tank”?
An old coach gave it to me when I was a kid after he saw how much power I had in the gym.
MP: We know you currently live in Baltimore, but which coast is the best East or West, why?
Man, I love both coasts. The west coast has great weather, but there’s nothing like home. I plan on having homes in: LA, Baltimore and ATL though. Baltimore is what grew me into who I am, it made me hungry. I know a lot of people think you should leave home once you make it, but my city has kept me humbled throughout my career and I can’t turn my back on that.
MP: You have an impressive KO record, what are your thoughts before stepping into the ring?
I think I am just faster, stronger, and think more than my opponents. I am often overlooked because I am still rising in the ranks, but I have now proven that not only do I have the power as a young fighter, but I have the mental ability too. I just keep focused and remember why I’m here before I step in the ring and its beast mode then.
MP: What is your biggest motivation and why?
Everything I have been through as a person, not just a fighter, my childhood my peers everything has worked to fuel me and motivated me to become a real champion. I have come out on top in every challenge I faced.
MP: What advice do you have for an aspiring fighter?
Three things, stay focused, listen to your team, and stay grounded. My last training camp and the outcome of this past fight against Pedraza really showed me where trusting my team will get me.
MP: We know you enjoy a flashy life, what is your favorite car right now?
That’s easy. A Rolls Royce Wraith
Have you been to the lot since becoming a world champion?
Ha, Nah, I haven’t I am really trying to invest my money at this point in my life.
MP: What do you do when your not training or in the ring?
Travel as much as I can. I was fortunate enough to go to Paris & Dubai with Floyd and I loved it and I thank Floyd for giving me those experiences.
What was the first thing you did when you got back home, being a new world champion?
It felt so good beating Pedraza, beating him made my entire team proud and of course the fans. I brought a lot of people to NYC for my fight. It felt great making my fans happy. When I first got home, I couldn’t sleep the first two days I was still so happy from everything. I just got my belt last week; it’s in a case right now where it will stay until I come for the next belt.
MP: Anything else you would like to let your fans know about you?
Yes, I want my fans to know how much I appreciate them. I do this for my fans; I wouldn’t be here without their support. My last fight showed me how loyal my fans really were and how many of them I had, so thank you to everyone who has supported me up to this point.
Featured Trainer: Lou Del Valle
We got to know well-know trainer, Louis Del Valle, in this quarter’s newsletter. He has trained many fighters in the industry including world champion, Badou Jack. Del Valle spoke about his skill in the industry and what he believes it takes to make it big.
MP: Can you let our followers and fans know how you got started with Badou, and how long you have been training him?
LD: I met Badou when he came from Sweden through Shannon Briggs, who discovered him and brought him to America. I lived with 3 of the fighters; Badou was one of them. Badou decided to stay in America, and wanted to move to Vegas. He wanted me to follow him to Vegas, at the time he was 4-0. I had fighters here in New York so I couldn’t just leave. Badou and I kept in touch throughout his time, we became closer, all the while Badou got signed to Floyd he was killing it in boxing. Badou lost his first fight in February of 2014. As soon as I found out I called him, and he really needed me so I packed up and came to Vegas.
MP: Do you train any other fighters?
LD: Yes, I train the current NABF Super Middleweight champion Ronald Gavril, I also train the current NABF Cruiserweight champion Andrew Tabiti, and Ashley Theophane. I have a few amateurs I train as well. I still live in New York, but I come to Vegas when my fighters are training for an upcoming fight.
MP: How long have you been a trainer and how did you get into training?
LD: Man, I was a fighter before I was a trainer. I was a former Golden Gloves champion. I come from a family of fighters, my sister who I trained, was a 2-times Golden Gloves winner, 4 division world champion, and both my brothers were also boxers. It was only natural I got into training after fighting. I’ve been training over 20 years.
MP: Where are you originally from?
LD: Queens, NY, and then I moved to the Bronx!
MP: When your fighters are drained and ready to give up, what do you do/say to keep them motivated?
LD: I’m a natural motivator and teacher. I always go hard with anything in life. They joke and say, I look like I was in the ring fighting, because I come out after the fights all sweaty and hot, thats how passionate I am when my fighters are in the ring.
MP: What is the biggest challenge as a trainer, especially training a World Champ?
LD: My challenge is getting to the same level as my fighters. You have to know how to get on their mental level and tell them what they need to hear at the right moments. I know when to leave them alone and give them their space. I have mastered each of my fighters.
MP: A lot of fighters turn into trainers after their career, how do you feel about that is it a good route post-career?
LD: Absolutely, I think if it fits their personality to become trainer like it did for me, then go for it. Not all fighters are meant to become trainers. Being a trainer requires certain skills.It’s a beautiful craft that I believe I have mastered.
Staff Feature: Esaiah Gomez
This quarter’s featured staff member is Esaiah Gomez. Esaiah was born in Bakersfield, CA and has one older sister and one older brother. He moved to Las Vegas in 2011 to finish pursuing his BA in film and Associates of Arts at UNLV. We sat down to get a better inside look on what Esaiah’s day-to-day role at Mayweather Promotions is, and advice for people looking to break into their careers. Learn more about him in our interview below.
Please describe your role at Mayweather Promo.
My role at Mayweather Promotions ranges from videographer to social media, and website management.
What are some perks working at Mayweather Promo?
Some of the best perks working at Mayweather Promotions would have to be traveling. I really enjoy going out of state for shows in unfamiliar areas that I’ve never been to. I love taking the early flights, sight seeing, and everything else in between. Traveling has allowed me to get different perspectives and scenery, which have helped peak my creativity, when it comes to videography.
As a videographer, how do you make sure to capture key moments at the events?
As a videographer I always make sure to create a list of what I want to shoot in advance so I can refer to it throughout my workday. In addition, I always make sure I stay mobile to ensure that I can get multiple angles and capture other moments according to the game plan.
When you’re not working, what do you do with your free time?
Any free time I have I definitely enjoy watching movies, playing video games, and spending time with loved ones. I enjoy to watching movies with specific directors just so I can analyze their style of filmmaking, such as Stanley Kubrik. You can also add me on PSN: “King_Hyperion_7.”
What made you want to join the Mayweather Promotions’ team?
Well I first met one of my bosses on Christmas back in 2014 and he told me about working at MP. It seemed really exciting. Hi job functions sparked my interest in the company. A few months later I saw an ad on UNLV careers website for open positions. I applied, started as an intern, and here I am today as a full-time employee. I feel really honored to be part of the team.
Did you know anything about boxing prior to joining the team, and what have you learned since working for Mayweather Promo?
I’ve learned so much more about boxing now that I work for the company. Prior to working for MP I used to watch a lot of boxing at my uncle’s house. I remember watching Tyson vs. Holyfield II as a kid surrounded by all my family. That was my first introduction to boxing, and it was a highly controversial fight. What I’ve learned since working for MP is the process it takes preparing for an upcoming event. There is a major preparation process behind the scenes for a fight to happen that many people are oblivious to.
What can you take away from working at Mayweather Promo?
One thing that I can take away from working for the company is consistency. I’ve learned so much more about using social media as a tool to market a larger audience. I feel that consistency in social media posts, graphics, and videos has been a huge aspect to market our events in such a timely matter.
Which event was/is your all-time favorite?
I would have to say Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was my all-time favorite. The magnitude of that mega-event was gargantuan by the sheer number of all-time records that were shattered. Fight night was amazing, not to mention the house being filled with celebrities in each row.
How do you manage a hectic work schedule during a fight promotion?
I tend to work by a list of job duties I have and prioritize them according to due dates/ urgency. I try to make sure I finish one job before starting on the next. Also, I always make sure to have a good lunch. Food makes me happy for all types of reasons.
What advice would you give someone looking to work as a videographer?
My advice would be to be passionate about what you do and love what you do. A lot of my film buddies and I still make shorts simply for the love of film. I would also advise them to do a lot of free work for friends and family in order to get experience. That’s how I got to practice my craft and build up my portfolio. I would say my family and friends are proud of me working for such an elite athlete like Floyd Mayweather.
If you were a fighter what would your ring nickname be, and why?
My ring name would probably be “EZ.” It’s been my nickname since junior high school everyone calls me that, including my family.
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Khakis are a wardrobe staple that can be paired with almost anything. Here’s some inspiration on how to rock the look from some of the biggest names in sports and fashion.
TRIBAL: AFRICAN PRINT
The vibrant, colorful prints are taking the fashion industry by storm. With much cultural meaning, this “trend” provides an opening for the acceptance of African art and aestheticism within the industry.
GOLD STANDARD: GOLD WATCHES
The gold watch will never go out of style, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. It doesn’t have to be an expensive timepiece to hold value. There are many reputable brands that won’t break the bank; you just gotta find one that matches your style & budget!
As seen on Drake, Kendall Jenner, and Justin Theroux celebs all over are bringing the classic shearling style and modernizing it tailored to their styles. Supereme, Burberry, Armani and more are taking note and creating their own versions of this winter favorite.
2017 SNEAKER RELEASE DATES
3/11- Air Jordan 6 Alternate
7/16- Monkey Time X Asics Gel Sight “Olive Crown”
DATE TBA- Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Silver Carbon Fiber”
For the Nostalgic Photographer: Impossible Project I-1 Analog Instant Camera
We all love the convenience of smartphone photography, but for something a little more unique — and collectible — than a digital file, try the original Instagram: the Impossible Project I-1 Analog Instant Camera is a Polaroid camera for your smartphone. Available at: amazon.com, $299.
Auto-Clean: Neato Botvac Connected Wi-Fi Enabled Robot Vacuum
Fully featured, award-winning Botvac Connected is the smartest, most powerful, versatile solution for automatically clean floors, everyday. With dual cleaning modes and a wide cleaning path, Botvac Connected efficiently cleans room-to-room, recharges automatically and resumes cleaning until the entire floor is clean. Works on all floor types. Use the Neato app to clean your floors anytime, from anywhere. It’s great for homes with pets and allergies.
Smart Home Tech: Amazon’s Alexa
Alexa is an intelligent voice activated personal assistant developed by Amazon Lab126, made popular by the Amazon Echo. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real time information. Now you can purchase a mini-version o the Echo, called The Dot. Learn more here: www.amazon.com/alexa
Bluetooth 5 brings with it the following: increased range of 800 feet which will allow for connections to devices that extends further than ever before, increased speed which means faster data transfers and software updates, and broadcast messaging capacity and increased broadcast messaging capacity which will allow you to broadcast richer and more intelligent content. Smartphone manufacturers have lots more exciting innovations, improvements, enhancements, etc, that will be coming this year.
RELAX & UNWIND: LAS VENTANAS AL PARAISO, SAN JOSE DEL CABO
Looking for a view and ultimate relaxation? Look no further than the Las Ventanas Al Paraiso. You will get the appeal of San Jose del Cabo, perfect travel in the dead of the Northern winter this January and even into the coming months.
STAYCATION: LAS VEGAS, NV
PALMS PLACE, AT PALMS HOTEL
Looking for a quick getaway, chic ambience, a little bit of privacy, yet close enough to entertainment and nightlife? The Palms Place might be the perfect getaway for you. It’s a subset of the office-park-sized Palms complex, and its suites are among the most stylish in town. While you’re visiting take in a live show, dine at a world-famous restaurant, or relax in one of the many 5-star spa’s Vegas has to offer.
WINTER ESCAPE: COLORADO
It appears that not everyone is too eager to escape winter — far from it, in fact. It’s beginning to look like more people are trading the beach views for ski slopes, log cabins, and fresh mountain air. Take a flight over to Colorado and you will quickly notice the possibilities are endless. You can visit Vail Mountain for some great skiing or to Aspen! If you’re looking to plan a trip around the end of January, be sure to check out the X Games to see some of the craziest jumps, competitions and more, plus its a celeb favorite!
For more info, visit www.xgames.com.
ART: KYOTO, JAPAN
The Japanese so-called “city of ten thousand shrines” is attracting floods of visitors. There are thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan that offer a rare link between modern life in the city and an ancient past.
CULTURAL CONNECTION: LHASA, TIBET
Folks are looking beyond typical tourist sights and getting educated on the cultural meanings each destination provides. More than 11,000 feet high on the Tibetan Plateau, Lhasa has managed to maintain its singular cultural identity against all odds. After its annexation by China in 1950, it lived through authoritarian rule and the Cultural Revolution—and has come out the other side still holding its place as the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, while keeping its rich history and Buddhist tradition alive. The city is home to not one, but three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the mountaintop Potala Palace, once home to the Dalai Lama.
ONE WITH NATURE: UTAH
Get those hiking books ready! Visit your local or national park this season. Bryce Canyon National Park, is a great spot for a solo trip, or family vacation where you can hike, camp, go horseback riding, plus more. Find a national park to add to your must-visit list here: www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm
- Traveling with a credit card is not only safe but also extremely convenient.
- If you’re shopping for domestic flights, check prices on Tuesday afternoons.
- Weekdays continue to be generally cheaper times to fly than weekends for most flights.
- Scan important documents- many people can lose their driver’s license or identification while traveling.
- Explore the outskirts, that’s where you’ll find authentic cuisine and even meet locals who will give you insight on the best places to visit.
- Avoid planning too much- planning too many activities can leave you stressed instead of taking in the sites.
Here are the top 3 Instagram worthy food picks we chose from Conde Nast latest release of top restaurants. If you’re near any of these hot spots, stop by and snap a pic!
San Pedro Fish Market, San Pedro
Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer, NYC
Katz Delicatessen, NYC
2017 AWARD SHOWS
3/11 Kids’ Choice Awards
Los Angeles, CA- www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/
Nickelodeon: 5pm PT
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, also known as the Kids Choice Awards, is an annual awards show that airs on the Nickelodeon cable channel that honors the year’s biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Nickelodeon viewers. The show features numerous celebrity guests and musical acts. It has also been known to overwhelmingly cover people with the network’s trademark green slime.
4/2 Academy of Country Music Awards
Las Vegas, NV- http://www.acmcountry.com
Mandalay Bay Events Center
CBS: 8 pm PT
The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards was the first official country music awards show in 1966 honoring the industry’s accomplishments during the previous year. It was also the first country music awards program held by a major organization, propelling country music into the public spotlight for the first time.
4/9 MTV Movie Awards
Los Angeles, CA- www.mtv.com/movie-awards
MTV: 8pm PT
The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are chosen by producers and executives at MTV while the winners are chosen online by the general public. Each winner is presented with the signature “golden popcorn” statue, made by New York firm, Society Awards.
4/30 Daytime Emmy Awards
Los Angeles, CA- www.emmyonline.com/daytime
Venue: Pasadena Civic Auditorium
The Daytime Emmy Awards has been honoring excellence in all fields of daytime broadcast production for thirty-eight years. The Emmy is awarded in sixty-eight categories, including acknowledgements for series, performers and all other technical and creative areas. The Daytime Emmy Awards season culminates with a televised show that pays tribute to the exceptional work of daytime broadcasting’s elite.
5/21 Billboard Music Awards
Las Vegas, NV- www.billboard.com/billboard-music-awards
ABC: 8pm ET/5pm PT
The Billboard Music Awards honors some of the hottest names in music today. Awards are given for the top album/artist/single in different genres. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.
- Because of the dark and intense nature of the film Suicide Squad, director David Ayer hired an on-set therapist for the cast.
- ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by The Black Eyed Peas sold more copies than any Elvis Presley single when it was first released.
- According to Spotify, students from New York University listen to the most hippest music while Purdue University students listen to the angriest music.
- Krusty the Clown was originally created to be Homer Simpson’s secret identity.
- The costumes in ‘Game of Thrones’ are ‘aged’ 2 weeks to perfect their gritty look.
- Malaysia banned ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, while France approved it for children as young as 12 years old.
- According to a new study by researchers at the Tokyo University of the Arts, listening to sad songs can help create positive emotions.
- The Walking Dead cast and crew holds ‘death dinners’ for any characters who get killed off the show.
- The song ‘Jingle Bells’ was originally written for Thanksgiving.
- There’s a cruise ship named ‘The World’ where residents permanently live as it travels around the globe.