While The Money Team may be a loose collection of people from various industries linked to Floyd Mayweather, it is those that officially fight under his banner that he hopes will continue on his legacy when his fighting days are over.
Based out of Las Vegas, Mayweather has an ever-growing, impressive list of fighters consisting of those just starting their careers, to world champion fighters who have been on the scene for years. While the list can change at any time, here is a look at some of the fighters that are part of “The Money Team.”
Ishe Smith- Smith (25-5) has been on the scene for years, first being introduced to most fans during the first season of The Contender. However, his career floundered until recently when he enjoyed a rebirth of sorts under the Mayweather banner. In his last fight, he became the first Las Vegas born fighter to win a world title when he beat Cornelius Bundrage for the IBF light middleweight championship.
Mickey Bey- Once considered one of the best amateurs in the world, Bey has had a bit of a star crossed professional career. While still undefeated at 18-0-1, he has yet to leave much of an imprint on the sport. He hopes the move to The Money Team will energize his sagging career.
It started off with a bang when he scored a massive third round knockout over Robert Rodriguez in his first fight for the promotion, but in typical Bey fashion, he failed a drug test for the fight. Fortunately for Bey, the penalties were light as the NSAC felt he was not completely at fault for the failed test.
J’Leon Love- Undefeated at 15-0, Love is starting to gain contender status at middleweight. The Michigan fighter first caught the eye of Floyd Mayweather when he served as his sparring partner. In his next fight, he will take a step up in class as he faces Gabe Rosado as part of the pay-per-view on May 4 with Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero.
Badou Jack- A little more reserved than most of his other stable mates, Jack speaks much more loudly with his fists. Perfect at 13-0, the Swedish fighter, now fighting out of Las Vegas, is also featured on the big May 4 event when he takes on Michael Gbenga. In his corner is legendary trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
Luis Arias- Just starting out on his professional journey, Arias was a highly decorated amateur boxer. Perhaps the most talented of all Money Team fighters, Arias has rattled off four straight wins in just four months. The last three have all ended in knockouts. Like most of the rest of his team, he too can also be seen at the May 4 pay-per-view.