FLOYD MAYWEATHER has built a business empire alongside his right hand man James 'P-Reala' McNair.
Mayweather is widely celebrated as one of the greatest fighters of all time, but has become an astute money-maker outside of the ring with his trusted advisor.
The boxing legend first met McNair in 2005 in New York and friendship led to the pair to work with each other and by 2011 they launched The Money Team.
McNair helped negotiate two of Mayweather's biggest and most lucrative fights, against Manny Pacquiao in 2015 and then with Conor McGregor two years later.
But with the ring legend now retired, their efforts have turned to ventures outside of the ropes.
Those include the Girl Collection strip club, real estate and TMT's music label, with rappers Lil Jamez and Friyie both signed.
But the pair have also now opened a skating rink, liquor delivery service and a fashion line, something Mayweather is particularly passionate in.
McNair tells SunSport: "Floyd is a distinguished gentleman, so we also want to work on a line where it's going to be high end clothes, so far as suits and stuff like that.
"We have a lot of things, but we're focussed on the businesses, real estate, stuff like that."
Businessman McNair works around the clock with Mayweather on their million dollar companies.
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But he reveals Mayweather – who topped Forbes' rich list of the decade with a £700m fortune – is hands on with the decision making.
McNair explains: "All of these are Floyd's babies and ideas.
"He's in there from the designing of the nightclubs and skating rinks, or the buildings, he's hands on.
"If anyone knows Floyd, he's hands on with everything he does. Even with his own home, he's decorated and designed his own interior of his home.
"His brain is on another level, his mind thinks outside the box, he wants to be hands on and he has a certain idea.
"He might bring people in who do a certain kind of work, obviously he don't do construction work and all that, but he brings the people in and brings his idea to life."
Mayweather, 44, officially retired as a professional in 2017, beating ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor, 32, in ten rounds.
But he did return for an exhibition bout in 2018 against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, which McNair was credited for brokering.
The TMT co-creator now travels the world with Mayweather, but the work never stops, and the topic of discussion is always business.
McNair says: "Whether we're on a plane, a hotel room, at a basketball court, his mind is always thinking business.
"We can be playing basketball and he sees a certain pair of shorts and he'll say, 'We can take these shorts and do this and design it like this'.
"His mind is always working and I think that's why he's so successful and like I said it comes from the inner.
"He has a passion for certain things like fashion, and designing and things like that so once that's already in you, it doesn't matter how successful you come financially, or how big you come as far as celebrity, he has a passion for certain things and that's always going to be in him.
"He's a hands on boss, so he always wants to be there to know the job is done right, even if he has someone there, he has to oversee it because he's a perfectionist and obviously you see that inside the ring."
Most recently McNair has been involved in negotiations for Mayweather to face YouTuber Logan Paul, 26, in a pay-per-view exhibition.
It was initially set for February 20, but has since been backdated, with a new date yet to be confirmed.
McNair reveals: "We're going to be making an announcement soon.
"I can't give a specific date right now because we're still working on intangibles but it's going to be sooner than people expect.
"We were working out things from the initial February date, everything is in order, everything is in line.
"We're excited, Logan has a great following, and within the next couple weeks we should hear something."
- Listen to the full interview as Floyd Mayweather's TMT co-creator P-Reala speaks on businesses that include liquor delivery service, music label and skating rink
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