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Aside from his impressive boxing skills, as reflected by his unbeaten professional boxing record, Floyd Mayweather is also known for picking his next opponents, arranging his upcoming fights and even funding undercard matches.
For many boxers and promoters alike, Floyd's business side is truly admirable as it helps both organizations and fighters in setting up highly-publicized matches, The Guardian reported.
George Groves, a current super middleweight boxer, is trying to follow Mayweather's footsteps by applying for a manager's license so he can directly look after his own professional career.
"I don't want to manage other fighters, but I want to try to look after myself," the English boxer said. "I'm at the stage now where I can negotiate myself a world title fight. When I become world champion, what do I need? I need opponents, I need someone to pick a venue, negotiate a date, work with a promoter, not for him."
Groves also noted that his decision to become his own manager comes from the notion that "fighters are tired of being told what to do."
High-ranking executives also applaud Mayweather's influence in the world of professional boxing. Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, said that his fight against Marcos Maidana is considered to be "the most expensive pay-per-view card we have ever put together" in professional boxing history.
Aptly nicknamed "The Money", Mayweather made sure that the expensive fight will push through by investing his own funds in the main event and the undercard fights including the match between Amir Khan and Luis Collazo, according to the Telegraph.
Stephen Espinoza of Showtime said, "I've got to thank Floyd for making the investment, and truly it is a financial investment, because, as Richard said, this is the most expensive undercard that we are aware of, possibly in history, and that money has to come from somewhere."