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Meet the Nigerian that sells Mayweather his posh cars

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At Mayweather's support rallyNigerian American Obi 'Ibo Smarts' Okeke is the owner of Fusion Luxury Motors a dealership that claims to have done incredible 39 exotic super-expensive car deals with the world's most paid sportsman Floyd Mayweather.

Obi organised a supercars rally in honour of his friend and customer from Los Angeles to Vegas to show some support to his friend against his upcoming fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd 2015.

In the video below, Obi spoke about how close and trusted he became to the boxing champ over years and some special business moments he could remember while doing business with him.

Obi revealed that the boxer on an occasion, bizarrely rang him at 3am to order a Bugatti - insisting the car was to be in his driveway in just 12 hours.

The £1.5million (Approx. R26.7m/ N437m) valued supercar was delivered just 11 hours later and was added to his collection of impressive motors.

According to Obi, 'The most challenging thing I've ever done for Floyd is when he called me at three o'clock in the morning and said, Obi, I want a Bugatti and I want one in my driveway in 12 hours.

'I then showered, went into my office, did some work and hopped on a plane and got the car, in his driveway, in 11 hours and that makes me a better person, it makes me work harder, it makes me not limit myself, so those are the things that rub off on me from him.'

It's not the only request that Okeke has had to deal with from Mayweather's extravagant demands, as the fighter once turned up at the dealership at 2am - walking out with a Ferrari Enzo.

'I got a call from overseas in the Middle East that there was a US-spec Enzo for sale, so I hopped on a plane and flew to Abu Dhabi. I then transacted the car and put it in a Boeing 777 passenger plane and flew it out of Abu Dhabi.

'So Floyd came to the dealership and he kept coming and looking at the car. Then he came in one night around two in the morning and said, "Obi, I wanna buy two Ferrari 458s," and that's what he said.

'Then I said OK, then he pauses for a minute and goes, "Obi, I'm not going to buy them 458s, I want to buy that Enzo and I want to buy it now. Let's go."
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Mayweather's mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao comes up on May 2nd 2015 and the undefeated champion continues to work in the gym and keep his impressive record intact.

Many Nigerians and Mayweather fans globally are supporting 'Mr. Money' to win Pacquiao. At least his victory will keep our high flying car dealer in business for a long time.

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