Floyd Mayweather Signs Life-Rights Deal To Star In Docu “The Goat” Focusing On His His Personal Life & Boxing Career
Floyd Mayweather is ready to share his boxing journey with the world.
According to reports, Floyd Mayweather Jr. signed a life-rights deal with Hidden Empire Films’ Deon Taylor and Roxanne Avent Taylor to star in a new docuseries titled “The Goat.” The docuseries will focus on his life and career as a champion boxer. In a statement, Floyd Mayweather announced:
“Now is the perfect time to share my story with the world and let viewers in on my journey from early days of hardships to overcoming adversity to become the athlete and entrepreneur I am today.”
“As someone who owns his own brand, I can’t think of better partners than Deon, Roxanne, Robert F. Smith — the wealthiest African American in the world — and Hidden Empire Films, a prolific Black-owned production company. This is going to be incredibly special!”
The deal allows Hidden Empire Films to receive access to the 45-year-old’s personal library of never-before-seen footage which includes hundreds of hours of video and audio regarding his journey to being the world’s highest paid athlete and the undefeated world champion. Deon Taylor discusses partnering with the 41-year-old:
“As a Black filmmaker, it is beyond an honor to have the opportunity to assist in telling the world one of the most iconic boxing stories we have ever heard.”
Deon Taylor continued:
“Floyd truly is the G.O.A.T. and we are so blessed to share his amazing path to becoming one of the most polarizing figures in all of sports today. Our entire Hidden Empire team is excited for audiences to witness the chapters of his life.”
Roxanne Taylor chimed in:
“I feel extremely blessed to work on bringing such an incredible project to life. As a producer, I live to find stories like this. The fact that Floyd’s story has never been told before to a broader audience makes it that much more special.”
Robert F. Smith shared:
“Watching Floyd Mayweather control his own destiny to become one of the greatest fighters of all time and more importantly one of the most brilliant minds in the business of pro boxing has been amazing to watch. Inspiration, passion and willingness to overcome are all traits of this icon and we are extremely honored to be a small part in telling Floyd’s incredible life story for all the world to see.”
In an interview on Thursday (Oct. 6) Mayweather shared his thoughts behind his upcoming docuseries. He said:
“I want to be able to tell my story in my way.”
“I don’t want the people to think I take certain pieces out and it’s all glory. There’s a lot of ups and downs in life every day. And there’s a lot of struggles. Not just with myself but with my loved ones.”
Reports state that Mayweather’s docuseries will display his journey from his childhood, through the beginning of his boxing career back in 1996, all the way to him becoming the world’s richest boxer.
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