Floyd Mayweather, often regarded as the greatest boxer of all time, attended yesterday’s post-fight press conference of Curmel Moton vs. Ezequiel Flores. Moton, who is just 17 years old and one of the USA’s best young talents, made his professional debut on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo main card.
Moton emerged victor against his opponent and got the chance to shine in post-fight press conference as reporters gathered backstage. However, his promoter quickly made things about him and consequently got trolled.
Floyd Mayweather gets trolled by fans for his actions during presser
In the post-fight press conference, a reporter said to Curmel Moton that he is backed by arguably one of the greatest of all time. Floyd Mayweather, who was just standing beside the 17-year-old, hijacked the mic from Moton and went on to argue with the reporter.
Mayweather said, ‘What are we rating ourselves on?’ ‘In the least amount of fights, you know, I didn’t have to have 70 fights, or 150 fights, 300 fights,’ Mayweather continued by saying, ‘Did I or did I not beat the most world champions? In the least amount of fights? Who got the highest gate? Who made the most money? Who was the most accurate?’
All of the questions by Floyd Mayweather were agreed upon by the reporter, who ultimately rephrased his question to refer to the five-weight world champion as ‘the greatest of all time.
Mayweather has refused to step away from the spotlight since retiring in 2017. The 46-year-old is still competing in exhibition bouts. He has taken part in seven fights with novice boxers or social media celebrities including Logan Paul and KSI’s younger brother Deji.
The boxing world was quick to react to this incident by Floyd Mayweather and what followed was the 46-year-old getting trolled. One fan called Mayweather “Insecure to this day.” Another fan called Mayweather “Floyd Insecure,” instead of Floyd Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather’s protégé Curmel Moton secures debut win
Curmel Moton, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s protege, made quick work of Ezequiel Flores in his pro debut at T-Mobile Arena.
In a highly anticipated match, the 17-year-old featherweight prospect impressed with his speed, accuracy, and strength, while promoter Floyd Mayweather observed from ringside. The bout occurred directly after Canelo Alvarez’s victory over Jermell Charlo in the 12-round main event.
Moton dropped Flores with a left hand in the middle of the first round, signaling the beginning of the end for the previously undefeated Flores. Flores managed to get up from the knockdown by the time the referee reached the count of five. Moton pounced on Flores quickly and unleashed a flurry of power punches, prompting the referee to step in and stop their scheduled four-rounder.
Curmel has just made his professional debut and has a promising career ahead. With boxing legend Floyd Mayweather by his side, Moton seems destined for greatness. Share your thoughts on Curmel Moton’s performance in the comments.