- Internet celebrities from Dubai
Money kickstalks about knocking Floyd Mayweatherout.
- The 20-year-old says he will attend a future exhibition with him
Popular Dubai influencer Rashed Belhasa, aka Money Kicks – a YouTube creator with nearly four million subscribers – says he was inspired by Logan Paul, who made “history” with his boxing show with Floyd Mayweather.
The former five-weight world champion, best known for his box office wins over Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor, recently announced that he will be participating in an unofficial bout on a helipad on Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab.
The fight is scheduled for Sunday, February 20, Mayweather said.
When he made the announcement, Mayweather didn’t name an opponent, but YouTuber Money Kicks has since reached out to say he will be the one to face the legendary fighter should an exhibition happen.
He told Sky Sports this week that he was excited about Mayweather’s post-boxing career, which included two shows – against a young kickboxer named Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018 and against Paul last year. The eight-round exhibition between Paul and Mayweather was held in Miami Gardens, Florida.
“Logan made history,” Money Kicks told the UK publication. “The whole world was talking about their struggle.”
Money Kicks even said that Paul, a 26-year-old internet sensation with little boxing experience, gave him advice on boxing from Mayweather.
“He’s already given me tips on how to fight Mayweather,” said the 20-year-old creator. “He told me to flinch a lot and move a lot because Mayweather is a fast, experienced guy.
“If I knocked him out, I wouldn’t sleep for a year!”
Both Mayweather and Money Kicks talked about an exclusive spectacle in Dubai.
However, not all of the exhibitions that Mayweather acclaimed have been realized.
The 45-year-old said in 2019, months after making Nasukawa cry after knocking him down three times in a round, that he would attend several more exhibitions this year.
He did not appear in any.