We’ve made it to the last quarter of 2021! Give yourself a big round of applause! Of course, we’re doing it big to end the year off right. As the world is searching for ways to get back to the norm, we’ve found a few ways to help you stand out while at our events and much more! We highlighted the best activities to do this fall/winter including top trends, and inside looks in the featured fan and trainer sections. Keep reading below to get the scoop on the best of what this season has to offer.
On the eve of 2018, all-time boxing great Floyd Mayweather finessed Tenshin Nasukawa for 139 seconds in a boxing exhibition just north of Tokyo, Japan. “It was all about the entertainment. We had fun”, said Mayweather in a post-fight interview after making quick work of Nasukawa, which also net him a grand total of 9 million dollars, or $65,000 per second. The concept of drawing fans into the sport and having fun in the ring while cashing out caught the attention of boxing promoters, boxing enthusiasts, and social media influencers alike. Since then, numerous exhibitions have followed suit, but no one can beat the master at his own game. On June 6, 2021, Floyd Mayweather took the boxing scene by storm with his highly anticipated Showtime PPV exhibition match with social media sensation Logan Paul. Mayweather vs. Paul was not only the biggest event of the year, but also the biggest crossover event in history. The eight round exhibition helped to energize the sport of boxing by introducing the sweet science to a larger, younger fan base and resulted in a highly lucrative payday for Mayweather, a trailblazer that understands “…kids can’t eat legacy, they eat off the currency…”
For decades, Floyd Mayweather dedicated his life to his illustrious boxing career, supported by his passion for the sport, health, and fitness. In 2018, Floyd Mayweather unveiled Mayweather Boxing & Fitness (Mayweather Fit), an unmatched global fitness venture featuring physical gyms, a mobile app and virtual reality experience. The most exciting fitness franchise to-date is a testament to the impactful health and wellness experiences Mayweather learned over decades of hard work and dedication to boxing. Mayweather Boxing + Fitness provides next-level fitness to all, attacking the disparity of proper nutrition and access to fitness head on, understanding the importance of a wholesome community being built on a solid foundation. Business continues to boom despite the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, with revenue doubling yearly and classes booked to capacity despite restrictions in some gyms due to local laws. Since the flagship gym opened in southern California, 39 additional franchises have opened their doors and more than 100 are currently in development, including the first international location in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Floyd Mayweather’s eye for innovation combined with his love for the “City of Dreams” are just two reasons why getting involved with the SUMMIT at One Vanderbilt was an ingenious move. A new reality awaits at SUMMIT, a sky-high attraction offering residents and tourists of New York City a challenging, inspiring, and thrilling experience that bridges mind-blowing art, heart-racing views, and delicious food and refreshments as one. The SUMMIT is a global cultural experience that allows its guests to dream, rejuvenate their love for the beauty of NYC, and immerse themselves in their imagination as they advance through three levels of unparalleled multisensory attractions.
Floyd Mayweather continues to make footprints across the globe through his latest business investments in sports and entertainment and jaw-dropping voyages on land and around the seven seas. Every year Floyd “Money” Mayweather continues to make moves that not only impress, but also inspire us to strive for success. 2022 is just around the corner. If you haven’t already, buckle up because Floyd is just getting into gear! We don’t know his next move but we can predict that it will always be greater than his last.
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UPCOMING EVENTS / SPORTING EVENTS / RECAPS
We’re looking forward to enjoying the vast array of sporting and entertainment events that are planned for this winter, and we hope you are too!
We’ve highlighted below some of the best sports and entertainment events that you won’t want to miss either on TV or in person.
Also catch up with a recap of sporting news and Mayweather Promotions events, there’s a lot going on!
UPCOMING MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS EVENTS:
On December 5th, the biggest event of the season will take place when Gervonta “Tank” Davis (25-0-0, 24 KOs) meets Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KOs) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The Premier Boxing Champions event will be televised on SHOWTIME PPV.
Tank Davis comes off of his decisive TKO victory in June over Mario Barrios for the World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight title.
For Tank’s pre-fight PBC’s interview: Click here
For Pitbull Cruz’s: Click here.
For details on ticket sales and PPV purchase: Click here
EVENTS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:
On October 30th, two Mayweather Promotions’ boxers fought at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. David “Dynamite” Lopez handled his pro debut with a TKO victory over Lazarus Velasquez.
Jean Carlos “Lobo” Torres (19-1-0, 15 KOs) however succumbed via a corner stoppage (RTD) to highly rated Darwin Price. Both fights were on the undercard of a Premier Boxing Champions event televised by SHOWTIME featuring Jamal James defeating Radzhab Butaev via TKO for the WBA welterweight title.
As we await Davis v. Cruz on December 5th, we can revisit what Tank did to Mario Barrios in June: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL741-fh_J0
Click here for a recap of the entire Davis v. Barrios fight: https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/gervonta-davis-vs-mario-barrios-results-highlights-tank-scores-11th-round-tko-in-epic-battle/live/
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EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED:
The sports and entertainment world is back on track with full schedules of events to enjoy this fall and winter!
The Atlanta Braves won the World Series for the first time since 1995. They defeated the Houston Astros in six games. Fun fact, both teams scored exactly 20 runs over the course of the series, and four games were decided by a 4 run (or more) margin. Hence in retrospect Games 3 and 4 were pivotal, with the Braves winning by just 2 runs and 1 run, respectively.
Click here for more on the MLB World Series schedule: https://www.mlb.com/news/2021-mlb-playoff-and-world-series-schedule
Football is back in full swing this fall, on both college and professional levels.
Will defending Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay hold on to the NFC South and advance to the postseason once again? The NFL Conference Divisions are starting to shake out, but it’s still early, and we hope there’s still hope for your team! The Super Bowl will be held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13.
Click here for more on the NFL’s season: https://www.nfl.com/schedules/
On the college side, we’re starting to see who is in the running for the College Football National Championship tournament. In November, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee is releasing five weeks of interim rankings that could put teams like Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State in pole position before Selection Day on December 5. The championship game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 10, 2022.
Check out the stats and schedule here: https://www.espn.com/college-football/schedule
Follow the playoff game selection process here: https://collegefootballplayoff.com/index.aspx
The NBA regular season is underway, and it almost feels like non-stop basketball after the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The league and players’ association have agreed to extend the roster flexibility rules that were added last year to address the pandemic challenges, and we hope to see everyone back in action. The playoffs will start on April 16, 2022, followed by the NBA Finals on June 2, 2022 and the draft on June 23, 2022.
Click here for more key NBA dates: https://www.nba.com/key-dates
Meanwhile, the WNBA wrapped up its season with an exciting Finals series in which the Chicago Sky became WNBA Champions for the first time ever. They defeated the Phoenix Mercury in Game 4 in a come-back victory. Notably, the WNBA celebrated its landmark 25th season this year, with Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi being voted by fans as the league’s greatest of all time (GOAT). The Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones was named the league’s 2021 Most Valuable Player.
Click here to see other 2021 season awards: https://www.wnba.com/2021-wnba-season-awards/
The college basketball season is also getting underway. Top-ranked teams by consensus include #1 Gonzaga and #2 UCLA, with Kansas, Villanova and Texas rounding out the top 5 so far in the season.
Click here for the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll rankings: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/rankings/
The National Hockey League season started in October, after finishing with the Stanley Cup in July, which was won by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The All-Star Game will be held in Las Vegas on February 5, 2022. Other news: the Seattle Kraken is a new expansion team in the league!
Click here to get the scoop on the NHL season: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nhl/news/nhl-season-2021-22-start-key-dates-divisions/15dh247wmqkju1j45ir55b4lwn
At the college level, check out the NCAA Division I rankings: St. Cloud State (Minnesota) is on top and way ahead of Harvard and Cornell! https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/icehockey-men/d1/uschocom
In the USA, Major League Soccer’s season runs through November. The MLS Cup is set for December 11th.
Click here for MLS and other soccer match schedules: https://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/scores
On the world stage, qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar continue this fall. So far the host nation Qatar along with Germany and Denmark have qualified for the biggest sporting event in the world, which will happen in November and December of next year.
Check out the details here: https://www.fifa.com/tournaments/mens/worldcup/qatar2022/qualifiers
For college soccer, the women’s NCAA Division I rankings have Florida State as the leading team, with Oregon State ranked first on the men’s side. Only a few schools like Duke, Oregon State and Santa Clara have ranked programs in both genders.
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This summer saw a flood of musical acts going back on tour at outdoor festivals. As we head into the holiday season, there’s a wealth of concerts to attend in every musical genre.
Acts are releasing new show dates and rescheduling dates that were previously canceled. Still, circumstances are still in flux, so be sure to stay on top of what’s going on in your area and with your favorite acts.
Some of the top artists in Las Vegas in November and December include Usher, Carlos Santana, Donny Osmond, Keith Urban, Sting, Sammy Hagar and even The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert: https://ew.com/music/las-vegas-residencies-tickets/
Other top acts performing around the country this holiday season include The Rolling Stones, Nelly, Metallica, Elton John, Miranda Lambert, and even Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
For a holiday-oriented theme, there’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra on tour: https://www.trans-siberian.com/tour
Also, click here for an overview of the top acts with tours planned in the coming year: https://concertful.com/tour-dates/2022
It’s exciting how many choices there are for your entertainment pleasure!
Stop here for your need-to-know on this quarter’s top fashion must-haves for your closet plus this quarter we’ve featured some of the top black-owned designers slaying the fall/winter season.
STAFF PICKS: BLACK-OWNED FASHION BRANDS
Our staff listed some of their favorite black-owned fashion brands to close out the quarter. Plus, with the holiday season here, this list gives you a head start on what to gift your family and friends.
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Go big or go home! And make some room in your closet too, because the puffer coats are a top trend this season. Don’t let the cold catch you slippin’, get in on this trend!
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Pajama set for the win! This trend has become a fall/winter staple for families and friends to all enjoy together. Cozy up with your squad and snap some good pictures to make it count.
Photo credit: Julianne Hough, Instagram/Ayesha Curry, Instagram
FOR THE LOVE OF LEATHER
Can you feel it?? That’s the feeling of leather taking over the game. This season, the leather looks are getting bolder so pair it with some confidence when you step out.
Photo credit: Photographer Group, Mega/ Yg, Instagram
ARM CANDY CRAZE
Get your shine on! When you work hard, don’t forget to treat yourself to something nice. Adding jewels to your wrist game is a great way to build up a jewelry collection.
Photo credit: chic.luxseeker.com/The U.S Sun
Fall, arguably the best time of year, is here! With temperatures dropping, it’s time to stock up for hoodie season. Check out our fall essentials to stock up on.
FIGHTER & TRAINER DUO FEATURE
In less than one years’ time, Jalil “Major” Hackett has graduated from high school with a 3.7 GPA, traded in his decorated amateur record for an opportunity to sign professionally with Mayweather Promotions, and secured his first pro victory in one of the opening bouts at the Mayweather vs. Paul star-studded event. Listen to our exclusive interview with Hackett as he describes his experience since turning pro, two-a-days, and the goals he’d like to accomplish through the new year so he can take the boxing world by storm.
Keep up with Jalil’s major moves on Instagram at @jalilmajorhackett and Twitter at @jalilmajorhacktt.
The featured trainer for this month’s newsletter is Bernard Hackett, trainer of Jalil Hacket. We sat down virtually with Bernard to learn more about him and his work training his son Jalil. See below for our exclusive interview.
A new Mayweather Promotions fighter is featured in every quarter in the Fan Connection newsletter. Be on the lookout for your chance to voice your opinion about which fighter we should highlight next! To vote, follow us on Instagram at @MayweatherPromotions.
Boxing fans are the best fans in the world! We’ve had the pleasure of meeting a multitude of fans throughout the years and the passion that each one exudes for their favorite fighter and the sport is unmatched. To show our thankfulness for fans of Mayweather Promotions’ fighters, we’ve dedicated this section of the newsletter to our top fan of the quarter. Watch our recent video interview with Elijah Gonzalez as he shares why he’s the biggest fan of Richardson Hitchins.
Meet Elijah ‘warchild”Gonzalez, a 15-year old Brooklyn native that is deeply inspired by Richardson Hitchins. Not only is Elijah an amateur boxer, but he trains out of the same gym as Hitchins and has been given the rare opportunity to learn from him first hand. Watch as Elijah explains what puts Richardson Hitchins miles ahead of the competition.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Elijah as he continues to climb through the amateur boxing ranks while also supporting Richardson Hitchins. Follow on Instagram: @warchild06
Connect with us on social media for your chance to be featured in our next Fan Connection newsletter. If you would like to be featured in our next newsletter, send us a tweet @MayweatherPromo or DM us @MayweatherPromotions on IG.