Mayweather announces fight with Pacquiao on his mobile app Shots
Earlier today, Floyd Mayweather announced that his much-delayed fight with Manny Pacquiao will definitely push thru on May 2, 2015. Did he make the announcement on a major TV network? Over a major news organization? The answer is a big NO.
Floyd Mayweather shared the big news on his own mobile app, SHOTS. See the post below.
His post on Shots reveals the photo of the signed contract between him and Pacquiao with the following caption:
What the world has been waiting for has arrived. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, is a done deal. I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did. We will make history on May 2nd. Don’t miss it! This is the signed contract from both fighters.
This move of Mayweather convinced a lot of sportscasters, news personnel, fans, detractors and sports enthusiasts to immediately download the Shots app too… including myself. 🙂
Goes without saying that even sports heavyweights like Floyd Mayweather believes more in the power of social media these days.
WHAT IS SHOTS?
Shots is an Android and IOS based social application that allows its users to take and post pictures, much like Instagram and Vine.
Shots Mobile was initially funded a a group that included Floyd Mayweather in 2012 so this explains why he opted to announce his fight with Pacquiao through his account there. Another investor is his close friend, Justin Bieber.
Shots started in January 2013 and the app launched in the App Store in November 2013 and for Android devices in August 2014.
Shots has been downloaded almost 5 million times as of this writing.
Floyd Mayweather’s account is @floydmayweather. Follow him for his personal rants, raves and photos.
You may also want to follow me on Shots —-> @avelmanansala