Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Tallest Skyscraper in New York’ project set to end MMA plans

Floyd Mayweather

📸 Esther Lin

Former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather is involved in work to build one of the tallest skyscrapers in New York, all but ending his plans to fight in MMA – it has been reported.

The 41 year-old was due to start training with UFC star Tyron Woodley for a run in the octagon, potentially by the end of the year, although his new venture could now take precedence over the switch of codes.

The ‘Money’ Man has confirmed his partnership in the One Vanderbilt project, which once completed will be among the highest in New York City.

“I’ve been working with my real estate buddies, my real estate guys,”Mayweather told FightHype.com

“The project I’m working on now is called One Vanderbilt. Its going to be the tallest building in New York City.

“It’s going to be taller than the Empire State building. We are also putting an observation deck on the building.”

Despite Mayweather’s claims, his new building is expected to stand at1,301ft when works is completed in 2020, meaning One Vanderbilt will only be THIRD tallest behind 432 Park Avenue and One World Trade Center.

Retiring in August 2017, Mayweather holds an unprecedented 50-0 boxing record and defeated 24 world champions during his career.

Mayweather’s C.V is roundly recognized as one of the best of all time as fans potentially come to terms with the fact that the American may never again grace the ring.