Floyd Mayweather has been warned “I’m not afraid of any human being” by Cash Kicks, the social media influencer that he’s set to combat.
Mayweather is in negotiations to return to the ring subsequent month, simply days earlier than his forty fifth birthday, to tackle an web persona who’s 25 years youthful.
Rashed Belhasa, generally known as ‘Cash Kicks’, is a Dubai-based YouTuber and influencer identified for flaunting his luxurious way of life.
He has revealed to Sky Sports activities that talks to combat Mayweather are on the “final stage” – they may conflict in “an actual combat” over eight rounds on the helipad on the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah lodge in Dubai.
Cash Kicks mentioned: “I grew up with lions – I’m not afraid of any human being.
“I’ll by no means concern any human.”
Mayweather had teased this combat final week when he mentioned: “Cash Kicks is doing huge issues and I like what I’m seeing.”
Cash Kicks has now revealed how their unlikely match-up got here collectively: “I by no means thought I’d ever combat Floyd. He’s the perfect fighter ever. After I was younger, I’d acquire his ‘The Cash Group’ caps!
“Mayweather’s staff requested my staff for a gathering. We thought: ‘No means will this occur!’
“The identical day of the assembly, I noticed Mayweather saying: ‘I’d like to combat Rashed’.
“It’s an honour that he has referred to as me out.
“I assumed: ‘This may go viral!'”
Cash Kicks, aged 20, was impressed by the combat between KSI and Logan Paul which was a breakthrough second for YouTuber boxing.
He has since staged two boxing occasions in Dubai, headlining each himself, and racking up two victories contained in the ring.
He mentioned about the way to strategy his subsequent combat: “Mayweather is just too quick – I should be shut and simply go loopy on him!
“I will not mislead myself. Coming into the ring with him is an honour. I’ll attempt my greatest.
“You by no means know – any punch can land, and I’ve heavy arms.
“If he underestimates me? A punch can come. Something can occur.
“I’m a lot taller than him.
“I am getting there. On daily basis I’m studying. I’m nonetheless younger however I am getting higher and higher.”
Since retiring in 2017 with a spectacular 50-0 file, Mayweather has re-entered the ring for exhibition bouts.
He beat Tenshin Nasukawa and, earlier this yr, went the eight-round distance with Logan Paul.
“Logan made historical past,” mentioned Cash Kicks. “The entire world was speaking about their combat.
“He has already given me recommendations on the way to combat Mayweather.
“He advised me to flinch lots, and to maneuver lots, as a result of Mayweather is a quick man who has expertise.
“If I knock him out, I’d stay awake for a yr!”
Cash Kicks expects to increase his boxing profession even past subsequent month’s Mayweather combat.
He has 4 fights within the pipeline, throughout Saudi Arabia and London, throughout which he’ll make his skilled debut in opposition to a fellow social media star earlier than preventing an skilled boxer.
“Individuals assume I am loopy as a result of boxing is huge in London, however right here? In Dubai boxing is recent,” he mentioned.
“Individuals assume I’m knowledgeable fighter. They go loopy after they see me.
“All people thinks I am the Mayweather of Dubai!”
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Sunday January 16 – High Rank in New York
Joe Smith Jr vs Steve Geffrard – WBO light-heavyweight title
Sunday January 30 – High Rank in Tulsa
Robson Conceicao vs Xavier Martinez – WBC super-featherweight title eliminator
Saturday February 5 (focused) – BOXXER in Cardiff
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin – IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles
Sunday February 6 – High Rank in Fresno
Jose Ramirez vs Jose Pedraza
Saturday February 19 – BOXXER in Manchester
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook
Saturday February 26 – BOXXER and High Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight titles