Timofey Kurgin regularly attends big boxing tournaments in the United States. At one of these events he met the best fighter of our generation - Floyd Mayweather Jr.
A joint project of Kurgin and Mayweather is «The Money Team Russia» company. Its' main goal is the development of boxing and exchange of experience in business, sports, education with talented and successful people from all over the world.
In 2017, Floyd Mayweather opened the «Boxing Academy TMT» gym in Zhukovka, and now «The Money Team Russia» is working on creating a network of the gyms in Russia. Timofey Kurgin is the only official representative of Floyd Mayweather's company in Russia.
The company has its' own clothing line, in the creation of which famous Russian designers take part. Clothes from «The Money Team Russia» collections are for sale in Russia and abroad.
In 2011, with the assistance of Timofey Kurgin the «Boxing Academy» was opened in Luzhniki. The project is the realization of the idea of Oleg Zhadobin, Timofey Kurgin's friend, who he once met and trained with in the «Spartak» gym. Kurgin bankrolled the opening of the club in Luzhniki, but doesn't consider this project as a business for him.
«We wanted to create the best boxing gym in Moscow, but at the same time to make a gym that is comfortable for visitors of any wealth and status to train. Professional athletes and people who simply like to keep themselves in shape with the boxing training will get there everything they need. At the same time, on the «Academy» basis we have the opportunity to hold both - children's tournaments that are necessary for future high-level athletes, and a large number of corporate events.
For example, in 2018, the grand finale of the «Striking Ten» tournament was very successful. This was the result of all-Russian competitions with more than 12,000 amateur boxers representing companies such as Rostec, Aeroflot, Uralkali and VTB», - says Timofey Kurgin.
In 2015, «Rostec» State Corporation, the «Boxing Academy» and Timofey Kurgin initiated one of the most famous events in the history of Russian boxing - Floyd Mayweather's open workout. The Guinness World Records representatives recorded more than 5,000 people in the arena, and more than 900 participants who worked out with the legendary boxer. That allowed Floyd Mayweather to set a world record in Russia for the most massive open workout.