Both at the Lancastrian Suite in Dunston, and at the after-party in Livello's in the heart of Newcastle, the arrival of Floyd Money' Mayweather proved a great success for fight fans around the North East.
Alongside Spencer Brown, Tyneside promoters Steve Wraith (Newcastle Legends) and Daniel Cox (Relentless Promotions) pulled out all the stops to bring the pound-for-pound greatest to the region. Some thought it couldn’t be done, that it may be one name too high up the ladder job done!!
The region’s press provided excellent coverage and Sky Sports’ Pete Graves was just as good with the mic on stage as he is in the studio, cracking jokes and getting the best out of the man who retired undefeated.
Personally the line of the night surrounded Mercedes and Mars Bars. When asked about buying one of his children a Mercedes Floyd responded that if he buys one child a Mercedes they all get a Mercedes. The riposte from Pete was a classic when saying that he’s the same, if he buys one child a Mars Bar then the other child gets a Mars Bar only on the banks of the Tyne.
Livello’s afterwards was just as good as the main event with The Money Team, or TMT, partying the night away in a way only they know how, ensuring that not only Floyd, but also the ladies in attendance, had a good time.
Reporter Craig Johns was afforded exclusive access and didn’t disappoint. Through blogging about the event, he gave an insight into the meeting with Newcastle United stars (Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Daryl Murphy), eating Nandos and so much more which can all be read online.
As for Newcastle Legends, it’s on to Sunday Lunch with Tony The Bomber’ Bellew on Sunday May 14th at The Lancastrian Suite with tickets available now from the venue.