Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired last year with a record of 49-0. He is widely regarded as one of the best boxers of all time.
But now, Mayweather Jr. believes he has found someone who could shine even brighter than him: bantamweight fighter Shakur Stevenson.
“The first time I ever saw him box, I saw him at the Mayweather Boxing Club and we were interested [in signing him],” Mayweather Jr. told Yahoo! sports. “We thought he was a pro because he was boxing another up-and-coming top fighter, and he looked unbelievable.”
Stevenson defeated Tsendbaatar Erdenebat at the Olympics in Rio on Tuesday, winning by unanimous decision.
Mayweather Jr. is currently trying to sign Stevenson to a deal with his Mayweather Promotions, according to Yahoo. He praised the 19-year-old fighter.
“I see the next Floyd Mayweather,” he said. “If anybody can break my records, this young kid here can do it. I truly believe in him.”