By Luke Augustus for MailOnline. A lot has been written and said about Floyd Mayweather ahead of his mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday. In what has been billed as the 'fight of the century' it is expected for the spotlight to be shone firmly on the year-old and his Filipino competitor. Ahead of his MGM Grand, Las Vegas affair Sportsmail looks at the people who form Mayweather's inner-circle ensemble of The Money Team - a lifestyle brand that is born out of the inspiration of the orthodox boxer.
Mayweather pictured in September, last year will be hoping to maintain his undefeated professional record on Saturday. The bodyguard of Mayweather who travels with him usually wherever the Money Man decides. Nate Jones - Age: A former American Olympic and professional boxer who is now Mayweather's assistant trainer. During his time as a fighter, he won the fabled Golden Gloves tournament in and as well as the heavyweight bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics a year later.
Nicknamed the 'Snake' he's been good friends with Mayweather since their time together during the Games. Jones was forced into retirement from the sport after doctors diagnosed him with diminished reflexes and speech shortly after losing to Lamon Brewster. He finished his professional record with 25 wins, two losses and a draw.
Like Jones, year-old Edwards is an assistant trainer to Mayweather. The long-time corner man for the current pound-for-pound for king, tending to his cuts during fights. He has been part of Mayweather's team since Now in his mids, he had also previously been the one in charge of wrapping the year-old's hands before fights but was relieved of the duty prior to his rematch victory over Marcos Maidana in September, last year.
Mayweather's father and trainer ahead of this weekend's mega-fight against Pacquiao. The year-old has endured an indifferent relationship with his son in the past, but the pair have since seemlingly put their diffences behind them. Mayweather Snr played an intergal role in the development of his son to boxing stardom - teaching him the art of the sport at a very fine age. A preacher of defence - his influence has helped Mayweather Jnr become the tough opponent he is.
Their biggest fall-out came when Mayweather Snr was convicted of drugs trafficking while his son was bursting onto the scene as a promising tennager.
The five-weight division champion turned to his uncle Roger to train him - sparking a feud between the family. Mayweather Junior has made up with his dad since, partly because he has been diagnosed with the lung disease sarcoidosis, and he will replace Roger in the corner on Saturday night.
A childhood friend of Mayweather, they met in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The pair became buddies at school where new boy Brazil hit it off instantly with Mayweather. Believed to be in his late 30s. A distant cousin of Mayweather who now acts as his camp's co-ordinator. Part of his role is to deftly referees sparring sessions and his keen eye means he can notice the slightest out-of-place element in their plush Mayweather Boxing Club facilities. Roger Mayweather's issues with his brother, Floyd's uncle are well documented.
He now acts as the assistant trainer to his nephew, in light of Floyd Snr taking over his former role as chief trainer. Mayweather's tape man since last September, taking over the duty from Rafael Garcia.
Ware's hand-wrapping skills have been praised by the year-old and his father, Floyd Senior - with his debut coming last September in the Maidana bout. Roger Mayweather left is the year-old's uncle and another assistant trainer; Bob Ware is the boxer's tape man.
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