The latest edition of Floyd Mayweather’s NFT collection went live on August 13 with the champion boxer talking up cryptocurrency to encourage as many takers as possible to get on board.
“Everybody should have their own mind and choose what cryptocurrency they wanna choose,” Mayweather told Newsweek magazine ahead of the sale. “What I believe in is being independent and doing what you wanna do, and it’s about people winning in life. And I push people to be winners in life. ‘Cause I’m a winner.”
Mayweather’s Portfolio Now Worth More Than $1B
Mayweather has claimed his financial portfolio to be worth “over a billion dollars”, a substantial slice of it invested in cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency is the new wave, it’s what everybody’s doing. And if cryptocurrency is the new wave, you know what, be the best. I just want to say thank you to everyone who’s supported me throughout the years.Floyd Mayweather
In what’s claimed to be the most comprehensive community program ever built, Floyd Mayweather World (FMW) is a collection of 11,111 NFTs underlining the now-retired boxer’s undisputed No 1 status (50 fights, zero losses).
Illustrated by renowned artist Rui Duarte, the FMW NFTs are stored as ERC-721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain and hosted on IPFS. In the spirit of altruism, for each NFT sold on the primary market, 15 community meals will be donated (a total of 166,665 meals).
Each token sold also entitles the buyer to merchandise including signed gloves and photos, a replica belt, free passes to TMT (The Money Team) events and discounted TMT jewellery.
Mayweather Promoted His Coin EthereumMax at Bitcoin 2021
Ethereum-based cryptocurrency EthereumMax (EMAX) sponsored Mayweather in his June 6 fight against YouTuber and boxer Logan Paul, since described in at least one report as “the easiest $150 million ever made”.
The Mayweather collection has inspired fellow boxer Tyson Fury to launch his own NFTs celebrating his two world heavyweight titles. Fury has already made over US$1 million after partnering with artist George Rollo and FomoLabs to create his premium boxing NFTs.
The first of six open editions, Lineal by Tyson Fury, sold last month for an eye-watering US$987,000.
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