Hidden Empire Film’s Deon Taylor and Roxanne Avent Taylor are set to produce the series along with Black billionaire businessman Robert F. Smith who will serve as executive producer. Omar Joseph will co-produce and James McNair will co-produce on behalf of Mayweather’s The Money Team.
The series will chronicle Mayweather’s meteoric rise as a professional fighter and “all the bouts in the ring along the way to becoming the world’s richest boxer.” Although he’s sharing “the good, the bad, the ugly” of his life and career, Mayweather says that “people are gonna love it.”
“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 Mayweather, in a statement announcing the deal. “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.”