With anticipation reaching a fevered pitch for Saturday’s slaughter of Conor McGregor (or the staged defeat of his legendary opponent), it’s probably no surprise to learn that the spirits-makers of the world want in on the spectacle.
Thus is born Floyd Mayweather: the Bottle of Tequila.
It’s actually Tequila Avión’s Reserva 44 Extra Añejo, the brand’s best, inside a collectible crystal bottle etched with the boxing legend’s face and signed by Mayweather himself, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity.
Only 150 bottles of the stuff are currently being sold, available at the Vegas Strip’s Total Wine & More, for $1,500. Or about half the price of one the remaining tickets to the bout.
We can’t imagine Mayweather probably sits around pounding tequila before sparring sessions. But the liquor industry as a whole certainly notches a minor victory under its belt by linking its injurious product to the acme of athleticism.
In any case, it would be smart for the race-baiting Irishman to stock up on this stuff. He’s going to need something to numb the pain when the recurrent woman-batterer turns his fists loose on Saturday night. You know a bottle will last longer than the fight.