Floyd Mayweather has wasted no time adding to his roster of fighters as the pound for pound king takes in the Rio 2016 Olympic tournament.
The 39 year-old has been in Brazil for the past few days eyeing up potential stars of the future and was proud to announce the signing of bantamweight Shakur Stevenson.
I came all the way to Brazil to support the athletes of the United States but while enjoying the events I had one goal in mind and that was to extend a warm welcome to @ShakurStevenson into The Money Team family. @MayweatherPromotions connecting true future stars worldwide! IG: @ShakurStevenson Twitter: @ShakurStevenson Facebook: /ShakurStevenson
Already an Olympic finalist due to semi-final opponent Vladimir Nitikin pulling out injured, Stevenson is being backed grab a gold medal for the United States in Saturday’s decider.
At just 19 years of age, the Newark native is one of the hottest properties at the Games and looks set to turn pro on the back of the tournament to join the likes of Badou Jack and Ishe Smith at Mayweather promotions.