Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather Set to Launch His First NFT Collection
The boxing icon Floyd Mayweather plans to join the NFT craze by launching his digital collection on May 26th ahead of his fight with Logan Paul. IronBend combined forces with Reality Gaming Group and Zytara Labs in order to release the Mayweather non-fungible tokens.
Floyd Mayweather Joined The NFT Club
Floyd Mayweather – one of the greatest fighters of all time – partnered up with IronBend, Reality Gaming Group, and Zytara Labs to release an exclusive NFT collection ahead of his long-awaited exhibition fight against the YouTube star Logan Paul.
Each digital artwork will be dedicated to the boxer’s legendary career and personal life, who has never tasted a loss during his reign on the ring. The compilation is scheduled to launch on May 26th.
Mayweather, the self-proclaimed TBE (”The Best Ever”), opined that these digital collectibles will allow his fans to be part of the ”Mayweather Legacy”:
”I started from nothing and beat all the odds to achieve what I did in my career and I think that’s the American dream. I don’t look at myself as a celebrity – I look at myself as an icon, one who made it. My name will always live on for the things that I did and the mark that I left in sports. These digital collectibles give everyone a chance to be part of the Mayweather Legacy.”
This is not the first time when the undefeated boxer has been involved with the crypto community. Back in 2017, the crypto start-up Centra Tech raised more than $25 million during its initial coin offering (ICO). However, the operation turned out to be a scam, and Floyd Mayweather, together with the famous rapper DJ Khaled, was among the employed celebrities of the company.
NFT Collections in Sports
The NFT mania has been a very hot topic recently as many celebrities and especially world-known athletes launched their own collections.
Another boxer – the world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury – plans to launch his own NFT series partnering up with FomoLab. The non-fungible token collection will be available in June 2021.
Additionally, Ethernity Chain came up with an idea to eternalize Muhammad Ali’s legacy via an NFT collection. Artist Raf Grasetti shared his thoughts about the project:
”Muhammad Ali inspired me in my personal and professional life as he did to most of us. It’s an honor and privilege to use my craft and work with new technologies to celebrate his life and create this collection to help us remember the Greatest Of All Time.”
Furthermore, the rapidly expanding non-fungible tokens craze caught the attention of the seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. He plans to launch an NFT platform called Autograph.