Floyd Mayweather
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Floyd Mayweather Inks Life-Story Rights Deal With Hidden Empire Films

Floyd Mayweather is giving fans a new look at his life.

Hidden Empire Films has acquired the exclusive rights to never-before-seen footage of pro boxer and WrestleMania 24 main eventer Floyd Mayweather. The deal includes hundreds of hours of video and audio personally shot by Mayweather himself and it chronicles his journey to the top of the boxing world.

Deon Taylor and Roxanne Avent Taylor will produce a documentary, a docuseries, and a narrative series under the Hidden Empire Films banner. Robert F. Smith will serve as executive producer and Omar Joseph will co-produce, while James McNair will co-produce on behalf of Mayweather’s TMT.

“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,” said Floyd Mayweather. “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!”

“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,” said Deon Taylor. “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.”

“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,” said Robert F. Smith. “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. ‘The G.O.A.T’ project will be timeless!”

“I feel extremely blessed to work on bringing such an incredible project to life. As a Producer, I live to find stories like this,” said Roxanne Taylor. “The fact that Floyd’s story has never been told before to a broader audience makes it that much more special. I’m excited to bring something extremely special to his fan base, Floyd is truly the GOAT.”

Quincy Newell negotiated this deal on behalf of Hidden Empire Films and Jona Rechnitz on behalf of TMT.

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