Metta World Peace has joked about joining the NFL in the past, but he’s always been serious about exploring a boxing career in addition to playing professional basketball. The Lakers forward is so serious about boxing that he actually met with several promoters. He even says that he may sign with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s promotional company — the Money Team.
“I know Floyd … Money Team. I actually might sign to Floyd Mayweather’s promotion (company). I was talking to Lou DiBella, I was talking to Floyd. I briefly spoke to Bob Arum. I think I’m going to go sign with Floyd Mayweather,” Metta told reporter Elie Seckbach.
“I would need at least a year (to train). I’m not going to do it now, but I can’t wait til an opportunity comes so I can get a chance in the ring.”
World Peace joked last year about fighting former UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson. If they could make that fight happen in a year or two, I know a lot of people would want to watch. And if the Money Team signs Metta, that would certainly be an answer to the Manny Pacquiao-50 Cent business pairing.