Floyd Mayweather's 40th Birthday Party Sounds Pretty Epic
I don't know about you but my birthday usually consists of about nine pints of Guinness, me making a show of myself and it usually ends in tears (mine) because another year has slipped by. Of course, Floyd Mayweather probably has less to cry about than me, which could explain why his birthday sounds a lot more impressive then the Guinness/tears combo I've become used to.
Mayweather has the advantage of being able to retire a multimillionaire before he hit the big four-oh, so he's got silly money to throw at it and probably a fair bit of time on his hands. Perhaps this is why he's opted for four days to celebrate - one for each decade of his life - rather than the traditional one birthday the rest of us go for.
According to ESPN an announcement has been sent around on his behalf which states he 'will celebrate his 40th birthday in style with several special events taking place this upcoming weekend in Southern California'.
It all kicks off on Thursday when he will take part in an 'intimate dinner in collaboration with Hollywood Unlocked and Louie the 13th' - to be fair that sounds a bit boring. I'd probably give this one a miss and save myself for the next couple of days.
Friday will see Mayweather sitting ringside as his company, Mayweather Promotions, puts on "ShoBox: The New Generation" in Vegas. Seems like a bit of a busman's holiday that. It's your birthday, mate, have the day off.
Saturday is the biggie, when Mayweather will host his 'official star-studded birthday gala', which will have an Oscars-theme.
The black-tie event is going to be packed with celebrities and athletes, apparently. With the likes of Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber and Fat Joe (remember him?) in attendance. There will be musical performances and 'elements of surprise' as well as, most importantly, an open bar. I wonder if he's got Guinness?
And then what's the best thing for a hangover thanks to a free bar? Roller-skating, obviously. He's got a full day of skating planned to round off the weekend, probably followed by a trip to McDonald's.
Mayweather said: "Being surrounded by my family and friends for my birthday weekend reminds me to never take anything for granted in life."
He continued: "I am grateful for everything I've accomplished and received in my lifetime. I have a beautiful family, four great children and many friends that have been there since day one. Life is short and I try to make every minute count.
"This is exactly how I want to celebrate my 40th birthday. I use each year as an opportunity to grow and with this big milestone, I'm even more grateful for everyone who showed me the way and made me the man I am today."
And, once his birthday celebrations are out the way maybe we can get back to the important matter of coaxing him out of retirement for a fight against Conor McGregor.
Despite there being a 'leaked source' revealing that the contract for the 'billion dollar fight' was all but signed, there's yet to be any official announcement.
The unnamed source told the Irish Sun: "Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agreed a deal to fight and have both settled on their respective fees.
"The contract hasn't officially been signed yet because of a third party hold-up but all the details have all been agreed on.
"The fight could even be announced within two weeks."
McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, has previously confirmed that the pair were talks for a potential fight in 2017.
He added that Mayweather's current winning record of 49-0 seems to be especially tantalising. He said: "He's 49-0. I'm sure he wants that 50th fight. It's a nice number.
"Right now, ask the average guy on the street, who do you want to see Mayweather fight, what fight's going to get the most interest, and it would be a 'superfight' with Conor."
Come on, then get on with it.
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