Former pro boxing champion Floyd Mayweather designed the group exercise classes at Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, a franchise chain that has at least two local sites in the works.

By Sonya Sorich –  Digital Editor, Sacramento Business Journal, Jul 13, 2021, 11:03am EDT

Two years after first expressing interest in the area, a fitness concept created by boxer Floyd Mayweather is moving forward with two local sites.

The franchise chain, called Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, has filed a fictitious business name statement for a location at 8300 Delta Shores Circle, Suite 140. That address puts it in the Delta Shores retail center on the south edge of Sacramento.

Online leasing materials confirm Mayweather Boxing will fill 2,000 square feet in Delta Shores. Gary Muljat, a managing director with Delta Shores developer Merlone Geier Partners, did not immediately respond to an email seeking additional details.

Last year, the Business Journal Reported that Mayweather Boxing was also eyeing a location in the Ridge, a large shopping center in Elk Grove. The center on the southeast corner of Elk Grove Boulevard and Bruceville Road is owned by an entity of Pappas Investments. Kelly Rule, senior vice president of leasing for Pappas, confirmed on Monday that Mayweather Boxing has signed the lease for a space in The Ridge.

A schedule for opening the local sites was not available. A representative of Mayweather Boxing did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

The fitness chain offers group exercise classes designed and developed by former pro boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Participants can burn upward of 1,000 calories during Mayweather Boxing’s 45-minute classes, according to the chain’s website.

In 2019, local operator Sunny Dharni Jr. said he planned to open Mayweather Boxing locations in Sacramento and Placer counties. At the time, the company had one location: its flagship studio in Los Angeles.

The chain’s website now lists 31 current and future locations, not including the planned local sites. Mayweather Boxing launched its franchising program in 2018.

The planned local studios mark another sign of optimism for the fitness industry, which was significantly disrupted by restrictions designed to slow the spread of Covid-19 last year.