Ahead of the highly anticipated crossover between Floyd Mayweather and the UFC megastar Conor McGregor, SHOWTIME filmed an emotional video clip of former five-weight division pugilist Floyd Mayweather with a 10-year-old kid named Taylor Hammond.
A Las Vegas-based kid, Hammond spent his entire childhood idolizing the greatest champion of the USA. ‘The Pretty Boy’ of Boxing welcomed this kid into his boxing gym in Vegas to let him live the dream days of life in the last stage of leukemia.
The first glimpse of Mayweather stunned Taylor Hammond. He could not believe that the guy who was smiling at him was his real-life hero. Overjoyed, he ran to hug Mayweather.
They had a heartwarming meeting. Later, Mayweather took him on a brief trip to his gym. After meeting Mayweather, Hammond said, “Floyd Mayweather is like a total champion. He is like such a fighter that actually gives me hope.”
‘The Best Ever’ laced the gloves on the hands of Hammond himself and taught him some basics as a teacher. Then he took to him on a punching bag.
However, later Hammond told Mayweather that he too was fighting with an opponent named cancer. As a motivational figure, Mayweather gave him some deep life lessons. He told the kid to stay positive under any circumstances.