Not even a full month into his abrupt retirement from boxing, former welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has announced a star studded July 4th weekend celebration for his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Named Round 13, When the Gloves Come Off, the three day event (July 4th-6th) will celebrate Mayweathers 13 year career and the city that laid the groundwork for his success.
Scheduled events include a downtown festival, strongman competition, a 70s themed roller skating party, and a car show.
I want to personally thank all of my fans for their loyalty and dedication as my career comes to a close, Mayweather told allhiphop.com. I always keep in mind where I came from which is why I decided to have my retirement party in Grand Rapids.
Film stars Vivica Fox, Lauren London, Jackie Long, Regina King, and Taraji P.
Henson will also be in attendance throughout the weekend. July 5th will feature a concert hosted by Lil Jon. Those confirmed to perform are Ray J, Trey Songz, and Tank with more to be announced.
On July 6th, Mayweather will close out the weekend by hosting a black and white attire event featuring singer and Grammy winner Monica.
The party will also showcase behind the scenes footage of Mayweather in and out of the ring.
For those who assumed Mayweather was going to enjoy a quiet retirement, the former pound for pound #1 feels he has much more to offer.
Im letting people know that I may be leaving the sport, but theres so much more that Im going to do with my career, Mayweather clarified.
In retirement, Mayweather plans to focus on The Floyd Mayweather Foundation, which fosters community building through education, health, and economic growth.
Floyd Mayweather turned pro in 1996. He is undefeated in 18 title fights and hold wins over former top 10 ten fighters Diego Corrales, Jesus Chavez, Angel Manfredy, and Zab Judah.
He also holds wins over former pound for pound fighters Ricky Hatton, Jose Luis Castillo, and Oscar De La Hoya.
Mayweather has won titles in 5 different weight classes, and is considered a former lineal champion in the 130, 135, and 147 pound weight classes.
His final record is 39 (25 KOs).