ZIMBABWE BUSINESSMAN Pedzisai “Scott” Sakupwanya met American iconic boxer and promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, on Saturday evening in Dubai. Mayweather, who is considered to be the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer in history, went on to appoint Scott as the brand ambassador for his The Money Team (TMT) lifestyle brand.
Soon after the appointment, the wealthy Mayweather went on to pen his signature on the scarf that has become one of President Mnangagwa’s trademarks.
Mayweather promised to come to Zimbabwe in a video with Scott who he described as his close friend.
“Africa, here with one of my close friends from Africa, Zimbabwe, I’m on my way. We’re working on The Motherland Tour. I gotta go back to Africa. I gotta go back to the motherland, but I can’t do it without my man Scott. Africa, I’m on my way.”
In an interview yesterday, Scott, who is in Dubai for private business, said his meeting with Mayweather was a game-changer.
“I met my brother Floyd Mayweather on Saturday evening and we had very fruitful exchanges.
“As you may know, Mayweather was in Dubai for his exhibition bout against Don Moore.
“The fight was supposed to take place on the Burj Al Arab Hotel helipad and only about 40 guests were to attend the match in person.
“Mayweather had invited me to the bout but it was postponed following the death of the President of United Arab Emirates Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
“After this, Mayweather extended the invitation again. If all goes well, the bout will be staged this coming Saturday and I will be in attendance as Mayweather’s guest,” said Scott.
Scott, who heads Better Brands Holdings, said after exchanging a few notes, Mayweather then appointed him as the brand ambassador for his TMT brand in Africa.
“This is a game-changer,” he said.
“From now onwards, anyone in Africa who wants to officially deal with TMT will have to pass through me.
“I am honoured because we all know how big TMT is as a brand.
“Mayweather has defied odds in boxing and business. He is a legend,” said Scott.
Mayweather ended his professional career undefeated and with a record of 50 victories.