#209: James Williams, CEO of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

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Today, I’m joined by James Williams, CEO of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, a boutique studio franchise with classes modeled on Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s training regimen.

No stranger to celebrity brand building, James previously advised on Beyonce’s Ivy Park line and co-founded a lifestyle brand with Laird Hamilton. Now, he’s growing Mayweather Boxing + Fitness into a generational name.

In this episode, we discuss teaming with Mayweather to capture demand for boutique boxing. Plus, he shares his vision for expanding on 75 existing locations with consumer products, VR workouts, and more.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What Floyd’s role is in the company
  • Keys to a successful celebrity partnership
  • Mayweather Boxing + Fitness’s sustainable marketing strategies

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(00:00) Introduction
(01:53) James Williams background
(04:57) About Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Franchise
(08:41) Marketing strategy and building the brand
(12:02) Leveraging celebrity endorsements and social media channels for business growth
(13:43) Floyd Mayweather’s Jr’s business approach
(17:59) Creating a boutique fitness concept
(22:10) Maintaining product authenticity instead of chasing trends
(24:01) Fitness franchise growth and expansion
(26:52) Expanding through new business lines
(31:28) Growth Strategies
(34:36) Talent acquisition and recruitment for the company
(36:51) Conclusion

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