It seems Floyd Mayweather will be adding “special adviser” to his resume, as the Chinese Boxing Federation has announced his new role on social media on Tuesday.
Mayweather, who retired from active competition in 2017, was announced via the CBF’s offocial WeChat account this week, as they look to improve on the one bronze medal won by flyweight Hu Jianguan in 2016.
According to the announcement. Mayweather will “go all-out to use his influence and resources to support the Chinese boxing project in achieving excellent results at the Tokyo Olympics.”
Mayweather, who won bronze for the United States in 1996, had made no announcement of his own, and there has been no clear definition by the Chinese Government of what his role would be.
Boxing was banned in China from 1959 until the early 1980’s, with the nation getting its first Olympic medal in the sport in 2004, when Zou Shiming won a bronze at light flyweight in Athens.
Report: Boxing Scene