Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Mayweather could dump Justin Bieber for Miley Cyrus

Floyd Mayweather has become one of the most prominent athletes in the world not only because of his undeniable boxing skill but also because he is an unbelievable self-promoter. In other words, he knows a thing or two about showmanship.

For several of his most recent fights, including his September 14 bout against Canelo Alvarez and his May 2012 fight against Miguel Cotto, Mayweather had pop superstars Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne escort him to the ring. So how can he top that dynamic duo?

With the one and only "Twerk Queen."

In an interview with Billboard, Mayweather says he would like Miley Cyrus to walk him to the ring for his next fight.

"I was thinking about letting the twerk queen Miley Cyrus bring me out, why not?," Mayweather said.

That would be quite the spectacle.

Cyrus, of course, made headlines for her "twerk-heard-round-the-world" at the VMAs. Her dance, and the ensuing controversy, have propelled her to the centre of America's pop culture stage. So in that sense Cyrus seems like a good fit for the role.

In explaining why he chose Bieber to walk him out, Mayweather said he is looking for people who are at the top of their profession.

"When you're the best, you only want to surround yourself with the best," Mayweather said. "He's an exceptional artist. He's the future."

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