Floyd Mayweather parties with Madonna and Kanye West five weeks out from boxing return

By Harry Davies

Floyd Mayweather has been pictured partying with celebrities Madonna and Kanye West ahead of his exhibition fight with YouTube star Money Kicks.

Mayweather's longtime security guard Ray Sadeghi shared clips of the former five-weight world champion gathering with the celebs on his Instagram page.

The ring legend is seen achatting with Madonna in the clips alongside NFL star Antonio Brown, whilst West and his new girlfriend Julia Fox are also on the sofa.

The group listened to music from popular artist Drake and conversated on a sofa before posing for pictures

Mayweather is in the final stages of agreeing to fight Money Kicks - whose real name is Rashed Belhasa - in an eight-round exhibition fight.

Their fight is set to take place on a helipad at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai on February 20.

Floyd Mayweather partied with the likes of Madonna and Kanye West (@MichaelBensonn/Twitter)
NFL star Antonio Brown was also seen with Mayweather (INSTAGRAM@jizzymack)

Mayweather's opponent - who is the son of a billionaire construction mogul - has a massive online following and is one of Dubai's most popular influencers.

He has been dubbed Dubai's 'richest teenager' and uploads YouTube videos showing off his luxuries that include several expensive supercars.

The 20-year-old took part in two exhibition bouts when he headlined events for the 'Social Knockout' promotion in Dubai last year.

And Belhasa admitted that he was shocked when Mayweather said he "would love" to fight him.

"I never thought I would ever fight Floyd. He is the best fighter ever. When I was young, I would collect his 'The Money Team' caps," he told Sky Sports.

"Mayweather's team asked my team for a meeting. We thought: 'No way will this happen!' The same day of the meeting, I saw Mayweather saying: 'I would love to fight Rashed'.

"He is serious. It is an honour that he has called me out. I thought: 'This will go viral!'"

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Mayweather has competed in two exhibition bouts since knocking out Conor McGregor in 2017 and subsequently retiring from boxing with a record of 50-0.

'Money' stopped Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a farcical fight three years ago and most recently went eight rounds with YouTube star Logan Paul last June.

And Belhasa has given himself a puncher's chance against Mayweather whilst claiming he is much taller than the 44-year-old.

"You never know - any punch can land, and I have heavy hands. If he underestimates me? A punch can come. Anything can happen," he continued.

"I am much taller than him. I'm getting there. Every day I am learning. I am still young but I'm getting better and better."


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