Gyan reveals story behind viral picture with Mayweather
Asamoah Gyan has disclosed that he could have been knocked down by a vehicle because he wanted to take a picture with Floyd Mayweather in Miami in 2014
Gyan has said that it was his dream to meet Floyd Mayweather and when the opportunity presented itself, he was ready to do everything just to take a photo with the American boxing legend.
“The only celebrity I requested a photo from was Mayweather. I met Mayweather at Miami ahead of Brazil World Cup. I had not met him before that.
"We had just had a conversation about Mayweather because he was in Miami. I went to sleep, but after the conversation, I woke up to see several missed calls from John Boye” he said in an interview with Kwaku Manu on Youtube show Aggressive.
“They went to a mall, just across our hotel room. I was even scared after seeing the numerous missed calls and when I returned the call, John Boye told me they have met Mayweather at the mall.
“I quickly left my hotel room in pursuit of Mayweather. I could have been knocked down by a vehicle if I had not been cautious.
I was stopped by one of his bodyguards, but I was saved by a group of African fans who began to hail me.
“The bodyguard after realising my popularity went online to do a background checks on me before he went inside to call Mayweather.
“I was dumbfounded when I meet him. We took a picture and exchanged numbers. He didn’t give his number to me, his bodyguard did, so I was chatting with him instead”.
Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals.