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Inside Floyd Mayweather’s pandemic 44th birthday bash: Boxer hosts epic party

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather held an epic 44th birthday bash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday night, despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. 

The sporting icon joined a legion of all-star pals at The Venue club, to celebrate the day – which he named Floyd’s Futuristic 44th Birthday Extravaganza – and attended while dripping in millions of dollars of diamonds.

TMZ report that guests at the 32,000 square ft venue followed coronavirus protocol by receiving temperature checks at the door, however images from the event saw many guests, including Rick Ross, failing to wear face coverings, while social distancing did not seem to be in place at intervals through the evening. 

The champ has arrived! Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather held an epic 44th birthday bash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday night, despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic

The Venue, which has previously featured on TLC’s Four Weddings, My Sweet 15 & MTV’s Super Sweet 16, is described on its website as: ‘An elegant mansion wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A martini bar, ballroom, lounge and patio all offer luxurious settings to share vows.’

In his classic style, Floyd ensured the event was a true extravaganza, with one of his cakes featuring a motif of dollar bills with his face adorned upon them, a private jet and a Louis Vuitton-inspired trunk made of icing. 

A legion of scantily-clad hosts zipped around on rollerblades and helped serve the delicious food and drink. 

Custom cocktails were available and listed in a gold frame, with a Limitless containing tequila, grapefruit and lime, Futuristic 44 containing rum, orange, cranberry and pineapple and the birthday boy cocktail, the Mayweather Mule, comprising vodka, ginger ale and lime. 

Living it up: The sporting icon joined a legion of all-star pals at The Venue club, to celebrate the day - which he named Floyd's Futuristic 44th Birthday Extravaganza - and attended while dripping in millions of dollars of diamonds

Heading in: Musician Rick Ross went without a mask in the bash

Party time: TMZ report that guests at the 32,000 square ft venue followed coronavirus protocol by receiving temperature checks at the door, however images from the event saw many guests, including Rick Ross (right), failing to wear face coverings, while social distancing did not seem to be in place at intervals through the evening.

Snapping away: Many guests went without masks while inside the event

Snapping away: Many guests went without masks while inside the event

Wow! In his classic style, Floyd ensured the event was a true extravaganza, with one of his cakes featuring a motif of dollar bills with his face adorned upon them, a private jet and a Louis Vuitton-inspired trunk made of icing

Delicious: Custom cocktails were available and listed in a gold frame, with a Limitless containing tequila, grapefruit and lime, Futuristic 44 containing rum, orange, cranberry and pineapple and the birthday boy cocktail, the Mayweather Mule, comprising vodka, ginger ale and lime

Wow! In his classic style, Floyd ensured the event was a true extravaganza, with one of his cakes featuring a motif of dollar bills with his face and customised cocktails 

Wow! He pulled up on the swanky motor and made sure he was the centre of attention

Wow! He pulled up on the swanky motor and made sure he was the centre of attention 

Chatting away: He spoke outside the venue before heading in

Details: He did not appear to wear a mask for much of the evening

Chatting away: He spoke outside the venue before heading in 

Wow! The venue was adorned with The Money Team logo - that of Floyd's lifestyle brand

Wow! The venue was adorned with The Money Team logo – that of Floyd’s lifestyle brand 

Vast spreads featured cheese, asparagus, fruit, mounds of sushi and what appeared to be cured meats. 

The boxing ace’s birthday does not fall until 24 February, however the festivities began early at the raucous bash.  

The Florida Health Covid 19 website lists advice to venues about how to handle large events and to be prepared for possible outbreaks: ‘As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, CDC strongly encourages event organizers and staff to prepare for the possibility of outbreaks in their communities…

‘Creating an emergency plan for mass gatherings and large community events can help protect you and the health of your event participants and local community’. 

MailOnline has contacted Floyd and The Venue for comment.  

Living it up: Shabazz 'The OG' Lowe and Jas Mathur hit the red carpet with Floyd

Living it up: Shabazz ‘The OG’ Lowe and Jas Mathur hit the red carpet with Floyd

Glam: Singer Montana Tucker was also not wearing a mask on the red carpet

Glam: Singer Montana Tucker was also not wearing a mask on the red carpet 

Tasty: Vast spreads featured cheese, asparagus, fruit, mounds of sushi and what appeared to be cured meats

Tasty: Vast spreads featured cheese, asparagus, fruit, mounds of sushi and what appeared to be cured meats

Taking the microphone: Rick was speaking into a microphone during the event

Taking the microphone: Rick was speaking into a microphone during the event 

All smiles: Floyd was posing with a host of guests and stayed close to Rick for much of the bash

All smiles: Floyd was posing with a host of guests and stayed close to Rick for much of the bash 

Dezi Santiago wore a plastic mask

Star Dockins wowed in yellow

Dezi Santiago wore a plastic mask while Star Dockins wowed in yellow

Prior to his birthday festivities, Floyd’s exhibition fight in Tokyo this month has been postponed because of coronavirus restrictions. He was scheduled to fight against an unnamed opponent at Tokyo Dome on February 28, but organisers pulled the plug with Japan’s borders closed to almost all foreign arrivals.

Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under a virus state of emergency that is set to end on March 7, with attendance at sports events limited to 5,000 or half capacity, whichever is less.

His fight against YouTuber Logan Paul, which was scheduled for February 20, was also postponed last month.

Wow! Dezi, a self-professed purpose-driven Christian, mother, serial entrepreneur, and orator, was on the other end of the spectrum as she covered her entire face in a plastic mask

Wow! Dezi, a self-professed purpose-driven Christian, mother, serial entrepreneur, and orator, was on the other end of the spectrum as she covered her entire face in a plastic mask

Eat up! Guests were eating from a buffet which was being replenished with the lavish feast

Eat up! Guests were eating from a buffet which was being replenished with the lavish feast

Heading in: Everything was carried out in glam style

Heading in: Everything was carried out in glam style 

Have your cake and eat it! The treats on offer featured heavy imagery of the star

Have your cake and eat it! The treats on offer featured heavy imagery of the star 

Floyd, who fought a Japanese kickboxer in a widely ridiculed 2018 exhibition in Japan, said he hopes the Tokyo Dome event, dubbed ‘Mega 2021,’ can be rescheduled ‘within the year.’

He said: ‘Japan currently has an increase in infections, and I heard that foreigners aren’t allowed into the country. So it’s really disappointing, but there’s no way I can fight in Japan on February 28. When I’m allowed into Japan, and if Mega gets a new date and a venue, and if they give me an opponent, I can be ready to fight any time.’

At his birthday, Floyd spoke to press about the delayed fight with Jake Paul, saying: ‘I know it’s going to happen. We just want make sure everything is right and everything is where it should be.’

Stunners: Event organisers Mena and Shantee Wright wore bedazzled masks on the red carpet

Stunners: Event organisers Mena and Shantee Wright wore bedazzled masks on the red carpet 

Out and about: Ty Law, former American football cornerback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League, was taking precautions as he wore an Under Armour face covering

Out and about: Ty Law, former American football cornerback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League, was taking precautions as he wore an Under Armour face covering


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