Floyd Mayweather is all about the “Money.”
The self-proclaimed “TBE” executed a “legal bank robbery” when he fought social media star Logan Paul during summer 2021.
Now he is looking to do another exhibition match in Dubai, with a boxing ring on a helipad at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai.
Social media star 'Money Kicks' has claimed that talks for him to be Floyd Mayweather's exhibition opponent on Feb 20th in Dubai are now at the "last stage". He said the bout will be eight rounds and added: "If I knock him out, I wouldn't sleep for a year." [@SkySports] pic.twitter.com/GqhqF54lNt
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 11, 2022
Who’s Next For “Money”
His opponent might be a local United Arab Emirates-based fighter named Rashed “Money Kicks” Belhasa.
“I grew up with lions — I am not scared of any human being,” Belhasa said to Sky Sports. “I will never fear any human.”
“I never thought I would ever fight Floyd. He is the best fighter ever. When I was young, I would collect his ‘The Money Team’ caps.”
In addition to being a fighter, Money Kicks is a social media influencer who projects his luxurious lifestyle in Dubai. If confirmed, it would not be the first time Mayweather has gone into another country to face a local star.
Floyd Mayweather has stated that his next exhibition fight will take place on Feb 20th at the helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, UAE. Opponent TBC, but Mayweather named YouTuber/social media star 'Money Kicks' as a possibility. pic.twitter.com/6mJhAPAPkX
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 3, 2022
New Country. New Opponent.
He famously did a boxing exhibition at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan against Tenshin Nasukawa, where he knocked the local star kickboxer out in the first round.
“Mayweather’s team asked my team for a meeting,” said Money Kicks. “We thought: ‘No way will this happen!’ The same day of the meeting, I saw Mayweather saying: ‘I would love to fight Rashed.’ He is serious. It is an honor that he has called me out.”
Floyd Mayweather's next potential opponent is the richest teenager in Dubai. 19 year old millionaire “Rashed Belhasa aka Money Kicks” his dad is worth 3 billion. pic.twitter.com/fAi5FALNg3
— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) January 4, 2022
However, Mayweather has another battle brewing in another fierce arena.
“Money” vs. Crypto
Recently, Mayweather and Kim Kardashian have been sued for promoting a cryptocurrency called EthereumMax.
EMAX's price surged after promo activity from Mayweather and Pierce, and particularly Kardashian.
But "while Plaintiff and Class members were buying the inappropriately promoted EMAX Tokens, Defendants were able to, and did, sell their EMAX Tokens … for substantial profits." pic.twitter.com/KM840h6mNq
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) January 10, 2022
According to the Los Angeles federal court complaint, the two were paid to hype the blockchain-based digital tokens to their fans. However, the suit alleges that they were “causing investors to purchase these losing investments at inflated prices.”
Additionally, former NBA great Paul Pierce was also named as a defendant in the suit. The Wall Street Journal first reported the Jan. 7 lawsuit.
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems
It is not the first time Mayweather has been in trouble promoting cryptocurrency investments. He was fined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2018 for trumpeting initial coin offerings on social media without informing that he was paid for them.
2/2 – There was the EMAX coin. #Ethereum Max.
– Mayweather, Pierce, and Kim Kardashian were shilling it.
– On May 31, 2021, it rolled up 97% of its price – from $0.000000597636 to $0.000000017659.
The moral of this fable is this: not everything shines on what Mayweather hits.
— Moni Talks – Crypto Gem Media 🗞 (@moni_talks_xyz) January 11, 2022
EMAX is a “speculative digital token created by a mysterious group of cryptocurrency developers,” described in the lawsuit. The developers are also named as defendants in the case.
Plaintiffs filed the case as a proposed class action for everyone who bought EMAX tokens from mid-May to late June. The complaint cites violations of California consumer protection laws.
The suit seeks restitution for “the difference between the purchase price of the EMAX Tokens and the price those EMAX Tokens sold for,” said Huegerich v. Gentile, 22-cv-00163, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles).
Floyd Mayweather, Kim Kardashian among others are now being sued over #Ethereum max (EMAX) promotions as the value has since plummeted.
— Pickle Society 🥒 (@pickle_society) January 11, 2022
“EthereumMax has no connection to the second-largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum. It would be akin to marketing a restaurant as ‘McDonald’sMax’ when it had no affiliation with McDonald’s other than the name similarity and the fact that both companies sell food products,” according to a footnote in the complaint.
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