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Floyd Mayweather eyes Shakur Stevenson as the new face of TMT

Phil Jay 21/08/2016

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Soon-to-be former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has admitted he wants Olympic silver medallist Shakur Stevenson to front Mayweather Promotions into the new generation.

The 39 year-old retired last September and is only a few weeks away from losing his prolonged spot as the WBN number one fighter on the planet.

With no intention to return to action himself – currently, Mayweather is now turning to a new crop to drive his ‘Money Team’ company for years to come.

A scouting mission to the Rio 2016 Olympic tournament saw Mayweather run the rule of the likes of Josh Buatsi and Stevenson himself, although it was the latter the veteran saw as the one to he wants to tie down to a contract.

“He can do so many things in the future if he chooses to turn professional, he’s one of the top amateur fighters,” said Mayweather, who won a featherweight bronze in 1996.

“We want this guy, a young guy like this, to be the face of Mayweather Promotions in the future. The only thing we want to do is tweak a few things for the professional ring,” he added.

Although Stevenson, 19, eventually just lost out to Cuban Robeisy Ramirez, the youngster stirred up plenty of emotion in Mayweather who will be aiming to secure the services of New Jersey native over the coming months.