Floyd Mayweather Jr. Visits Shanghai

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Undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ready to get some money outside the ring.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show, where companies gather to show off all the cool tech shit they’re developing, is currently going down in Las Vegas. Mayweather was on hand to showcase how to get just as fit as he is.

He unveiled the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness virtual reality program, a new set that simulates a boxing workout. It’s full of exercises that Mayweather actually does to keep his streak going, and it will be available at his tech-enabled gyms. The flagship gym is set to open later this month in Los Angeles.

“It has virtual Floyd teaching you first how to throw a punch in the right way, taking you through different punch combinations, teaching you how to duck, bob, and weave, and essentially coaching you throughout that workout, all the while getting a cardio, high-intensity workout,” James Williams, CEO of Mayweather Boxing +Fitness, told press. While in Vegas, Mayweather hopped in the virtual ring and gave the crowd a demonstration.

The program lets players go a few rounds with a Floyd avatar that uses Mayweather’s catchphrases like, “I’m the champ.”

“By the time this reaches everyone at home and when they come to the gym, it’s going to be amazing,” said Mayweather at the event. “It’s about burning calories. It’s about looking good. And everybody wants to look good.”

But Mayweather turned defensive when a reporter asked him about another one of his ventures. Last year, he publicized a new kind of cryptocurrency, and it is now part of a deception lawsuit.

He skirted the question by simply saying, “I don’t have any trouble, my life is great.” That’s typical Money Mayweather for you.


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