Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. got the warmest of welcomes at The Cove in Okada Manila for his latest Philippine project as the official ambassador for local streaming service AQ Prime.
Present on this momentous occasion were AQ Prime President/CEO Atty. Aldrin Alegre, COO Atty. Mary Melanie “Honey” Quiño, Creative Director RS Francisco, their Korean partners, and members of the Philippine media.
As we all know, AQ Prime entertainment offerings include local and international movie and TV show offerings from various genres. Awards shows and sporting events are also for the taking of this latest addition to the growing online entertainment universe in the Philippines.
The man dubbed as the “Fighter of the Decade” has no traces of the boxing warrior that we are all accustomed to watching. He answered queries with a gentle and sincere tone. He was straightforward and always emphasized the importance of helping out.
As a man who had his lion’s share of struggles and fought his way to success, what he carries within him that continues to motivate him to do better is: “When you’ve accomplished so much and you constantly keep proving to people wrong. So many people wanna see you fail and you deal with so much racism each and every day. But, you know, I just still have a positive path, surround myself with a great team.”
He carries on: “My team, it’s just so fun. I love to be with my security, great guys. I like to have fun, we laugh, we joke, and that’s what life is about. Life is about smiling, life is about having fun, life is about helping one another, and that’s what I’m all about.”
The little-boy dreams he wishes to realize still are: “There’s a lot of things or goals that I’m still gonna fulfill. It has nothing to do with money, it has something to do with helping the loved ones that surround me. I wanna help them each and every day, I wanna help my loved ones become better, I want my kids to be better than me. I wanna continue to be around more and more positive people, and the people around me with great energy.”
What the public can expect, now that he is an AQ Prime Ambassador: “Hopefully, we’re able to put my documentary on their platform. Everything that is behind the scenes, since 1996… twenty-six years ago, everything that’s behind the scenes with family, with friends, my ups, my downs, things that you guys don’t get the chance to see on cable or pay-per-view.”
Adds Mayweather: “On this documentary, this gonna bring you closer to my life. You may get the chance to really really know Floyd Mayweather. You may see a few little things, but most of my personal life I’d like to keep it, you know, behind the scenes.”
COO Atty. Honey Quiño promises, “Now that we’re working with Floyd Mayweather, we can make a documentary film for him. What we plan to present in the documentary we will soon produce is not just for entertainment, we want to inspire people because Floyd’s life experiences are truly inspirational.”
Will Floyd welcome the idea of a biopic about him? “I’m not against it, you know. I love to watch movies. I love to support movies,” the boxing legend swift replied.
As to him starring it, he says: “Acting in it will take so much of my time. You know, I get offers all the time to be in movies, and I spoke about it on numerous occasions, everything isn’t for everybody.”
The AQ Prime Ambassador says: “You guys have embraced me with open arms, so I just really wanna say thank you to the whole country of the Philippines, I am just happy to be here again. And my role as AQ Prime Ambassador adds another layer of happiness and excitement for me because the Filipino culture is unreal. From what I have seen and experienced, all of you are kind-hearted, diligent, and passionate.
He concludes: “I love entertainment and I love to be entertained. Entertainment is more than valuable at this time and age.”