YouTube star Money Kicks has entered training camp for his exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather as talks continue over staging a fight on a helipad in Dubai
YouTube star Money Kicks has started training for his exhibition bout with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
The 20-year-old streaming sensation is in the final stages of talks with Mayweather over a historic clash which will take place on a helipad at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai on February 20.
Rashed Belhasa, who is known in the YouTube community as ‘Money Kicks’, has an impressive social media following and is one of the most notorious social media stars in the Middle East.
And Belhasa has announced via his Instagram with a video of him working the pads in in a series of stories, captioned : “Day 1 training camp!”
With just under a month to go until any potential fight date, Belhasa can be seen working out with a coach in an MTK Global gym in Dubai.
He has received the backing of British star Amir Khan which he also shared on his story in combination with the training camp update for fans.
The YouTube star fought twice this year on ‘Social Knockout’ cards in Dubai recording two knockout victories including one brutal stoppage which went viral.
Belhasa also admitted he was a huge fan of Mayweather growing up and has a huge collection of his ‘Money Team’ merchandise.
Despite the clear experience gap, Belhasa believes he is capable of knocking out the undefeated 50-0 star and believes his height advantage will help give him a boost in the bout.
“Mayweather is too fast – I need to be close and just go crazy on him! I won’t lie to myself,” Belhasa said. “Entering the ring with him is an honour. I will try my best,” he continued.
“You never know – any punch can land, and I have heavy hands. If he underestimates me? A punch can come. Anything can happen.
“I am much taller than him. I’m getting there. Every day I am learning. I am still young but I’m getting better and better.”
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Mayweather has already staged two hugely successful exhibition bouts in his career with his most recent bout against YouTube star Logan Paul.
‘Money’ also fought kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa which generated further wealth for the boxing star who has also fought Conor McGregor in a mega-money clash.
His most recent bout with Paul is expected to have generated the retired star over $65 million.
Belhasa has admitted that he has spoken with Paul ahead of a potential bout with Mayweather and has given him tips on how to deal with the 44-year-old.
“Logan made history. The whole world was talking about their fight. He has already given me tips on how to fight Mayweather,” he continued.
“He told me to flinch a lot, and to move a lot, because Mayweather is a fast guy who has experience. If I knock him out, I would not sleep for a year!”