Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Floyd Mayweather becomes special advisor for China's boxing team ahead of 2020 Olympics

Floyd Mayweather has become a special advisor for China's boxing team ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Chinese Boxing Federation announced the appointment of the former five-division world champion in a post on their official account on Chinese social media platform WeChat. They said Mayweather has pledged to "go all-out to use his influence and resources to support the Chinese boxing project in achieving excellent results at the Tokyo Olympics".

Mayweather has not commented on the appointment whilst further details have not been given regarding his role.

It marks an intriguing transition for the legendary fighter, who retired from professional boxing with an undefeated 49-0 record in 2015.