LAS VEGAS — Curmel Moton got his pro boxing career off to an impressive start after he finished Ezequiel Flores midway through the opening round.
Moton's featherweight fight, a bout that took place after Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez dominated Jermell Charlo on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, was scheduled for six rounds.
Yet he barely needed more than a minute to floored Flores with a left hook, before pouncing on him with an onslaught of punches that seemed so never-ending it forced the referee to step in and wave the fight off.
Moton's mentor is Floyd Mayweather, and he's promoted by Leonard Ellerbe who is the CEO of Mayweather Promotions.
Mayweather earned approximately $1 billion through the sport of boxing and confidently predicted after the fight, to ProBox TV and other reporters backstage, that Moton will be a millionaire "within 24 months."
Ellerbe, meanwhile, believes Moton is earmarked for "greatness."
Moton added: "I knew I had Floyd behind me, he believes in me, so I had the utmost confidence going into this fight and I went out there and do what I do."
It is unclear what is next for Moton but in Mayweather Promotions he joins a number of extraordinary prospects between the ages of 17 and 21.
Mayweather and Ellerbe also have Robert Meriwether III, Dorian Khan Jr., and Jalil Hackett on their books at Mayweather Promotions and the four are already arguably some of the most gifted prospects in the US, if not the world.