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Massive boost for Ghana boxing as promoter Asamoah Gyan meets Mayweather

Published on: 09 June 2014
Asamoah Gyan and Floyd Mayweather Jnr in Miami.

Ghana boxing promotion mogul Asamoah Gyan has met the most powerful man in boxing Floyd Mayweather Jnr in Miami to discuss catapulting Ghanaian boxers into world champions and doing joint massive boxing promotions in the world.

The meeting is believed have taken place in Miami on Sunday afternoon where Gyan is camping with the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup when the ‘Money’ Mayweather dropped by during a shopping trip near the Ghana team hotel.

Onlookers said bodyguards of the famous American boxer ushered Gyan to meet Mayweather and the duo were seen having a chat for some minutes before posing for pictures.

Gyan, who is Ghana’s captain going into the World Cup, is credited for helping to revive boxing in Ghana after years in the doldrums since the exit of the likes of Azumah Nelson and Ike Quartey.

Gyan has promoted some popular fights in Ghana and California and is seeking to take his boxing promotion passion to another level with the meeting with Mayweather.

Insiders say the two discussed the possibility of unearthing boxing talents from the talent-ridden country by relying on the influence of Mayweather.

Mayweather is an extremely talented fighter who wants to be superstar famous and mega-rich. His record stands at 41-and-0 with 25 knockouts. In recent years, he and Manny Pacquiao have been vying for the right to be called the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Mayweather lives alone in a 23,000-square-foot house in Las Vegas. “When I was growing up,” he says, “seven of us lived in one bedroom. I got a closet now that’s bigger than that bedroom was.”

Floyd has never been married and has four children by two different women. A seven-man security detail that conjures up images of PEDs accompanies him at public functions. He takes pride in his appearance and has no tattoos. “I like the way I look without them,” he notes. “And I’m not a follower.”

Mayweather is obsessed with money to the point of having changed his sobriquet from “Pretty Boy Floyd” to “Money Mayweather.” When asked to name his heroes, he cites Bill Gates, Steve Wynn, Carlos Slim, Mark Cuban, and Warren Buffet; all hugely successful entrepreneurs. He’s often draped in expensive bling and brags about his winnings at Las Vegas sports books. The probability is that, like most gamblers, he loses more than he wins.

Mayweather can be seductively charming. He’s also very much into control. When he says “jump,” the people in his inner circle tend to ask, “How high?”

“I call the shots,” Floyd says. “Everything that goes my way isn’t always the right way. I know that. But I like things the way I like them.”

Asked for more in the way of self-description, Mayweather offers, “I don’t like to be lied to or disrespected. I ain’t never gonna punch a clock for nobody. I was born to be a winner. I’m happy with my life. I don’t hate on people. Some people say I’m an asshole, but I don’t hurt nobody. I got a heart. God must love me, because look where I’m at.”


This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • afrikaba1 says:
    June 09, 2014 06:01 pm
    Watch the youtube video about mayweather saying he will never give charity to Africa.
  • Benito says:
    June 09, 2014 06:19 pm
    Hahahaha..GSN,when did Gyan become a boxing promotion MOGUL ??anyway,it's taking pressure off the team,but hey guys you must remain focused.
  • diboo says:
    June 09, 2014 04:27 pm
    What a cooked up discussion or whatsoever took place
  • Murtala says:
    June 09, 2014 04:55 pm
    And how is that a boost, who cares. Some of you guys have to go back to school of journalism, and learn how to publish stories, especially writers of GSN
  • Nuru says:
    June 09, 2014 05:07 pm
    this Asamoah Gyan paaaaa. Captain muah. you wont concentrate on the match ahead. this guy has too much distractions in his life. no wonder he breaks hearts by heart.
  • selfmade says:
    June 09, 2014 05:10 pm
    If a boost bro and if u look at the pics, the pics are very happy! Mayweather is one of the greatest self promoters in 21st century and besides he has a whole team behind him! Mayweather promotions togather with golden boy has broken all the boxing records with respect to pay per view and if such a guy meets your team before the start of the WC, is a huge boost! Ghana is the boxing HUB and the most successful boxing nation in Africa and its good that asamoah who is trying to revive and promote boxing in Ghana has met MONEY! Am so elated by this because is a sign of good things to come for GHANAIAN BOXING! Infact apart from football, the only sport that has put ghana in the map esp in the USA, is boxing! I have seen how popular Ghana is esp with the Spanish population because of clottey fighting pacquioa, cotton and magarito! AGBEKO recently signed with TMT or AL HAYMON and was train by ROGER MAYWEATHER for his last bout! Mayweather is looking for fighters for his promotional company and I wouldn't be surprised if he pays a visit to Ghana or BUKOM for fight clinics and thru that one or two Ghanaian boxers ll be sign and have their lives change forever! IS INDEED A GOOD THING AND ASA SHOULD TAKE FULL ADV OF THIS! With TMT, SHOWTIME AND AL HAYMON, maybe a new generation of Ghanaian boxerd ll pop up! I also want the GBA CHAIRMAN TO IMMEDIATELY CONTACT ASA FOR BREIFING! We should take adv of this!
  • vmenUSA says:
    June 09, 2014 05:20 pm
    i was at the mall i took pic with the blackstars ......mayweather is tick!!!!
  • DOGO says:
    June 10, 2014 12:46 am
    Afrikaba please take this video out of here. why should he give his hard earned money to corrupt African leaders to chop for free? It's about time we sit on our ass and take care of ourselves and stop begging for aid.
  • mam gana says:
    June 09, 2014 09:24 pm
  • sammie says:
    June 09, 2014 09:29 pm
    Gsn pls stop dis lies l.beg
  • King Wise Don Fuzzy says:
    June 09, 2014 11:26 pm
    I wonder whether all what Mayweather is quoted to have said was during the meeting. In fact, GSN doesn't know how to use and when to use a hype. This is just too much. Thank you. God Help Us!
  • Sam says:
    June 09, 2014 07:55 pm
    Afrikaba bro u need to watch the video again,cause what u saying is not what he said.
  • danny alvez says:
    June 09, 2014 08:00 pm
    @Africaba1,He is right and it is time Africa takes care if it own. Thats his money and he chooses to do whatever he wants to do with it. We always want foreigners to come and take care of our own,why.
  • dada says:
    June 09, 2014 04:20 pm
    GSN are u serious. he met him at a mall and took a pic thats it. stop making up stories. mayweather isnt interested in any ghana boxing and gyan wont even dare discussing that with him.
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