Los Angeles exotic-car dealer Obi Okeke was sound asleep when his phone rang one morning at 3 a.m. last year.
It was Floyd Mayweather.
The boxer, known for flashing his cash and his extensive exotic-car collection, had a mission for his trusted dealer: Have a Bugatti Veyron sitting in the driveway of his Las Vegas mansion in 12 hours.
It was time for Dr. Bugatti, as Okeke is sometimes called, to perform a miracle.
So Okeke jumped in the shower and headed to Fusion Luxury Motors, the Chatsworth, Calif., company he started in 2012 and co-owns. Fusion offers "customized vehicles sourcing" for its clients. He checked his notes, hopped on a plane, secured the car and drove it to Mayweather himself.
And he did it in 11 hours.
That's life when you're dealing with the spontaneous Mayweather, who, according to some reports, stood to rake in up to $180 million from last weekend's bout with fellow superstar Manny Pacquiao.
Okeke said there's no room for mediocrity when dealing with Mayweather. The polarizing boxer has high expectations for himself, Okeke said, and therefore does for everyone around him.
Okeke has sold 39 cars to Mayweather, including a $3.2 million Ferrari Enzo and three Bugatti Veyrons that are worth $6.2 million combined.
In a career spanning nearly 30 years, Okeke has sold cars to the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jessica Simpson, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Tucker and more.
He started his career at a Chevrolet store in 1987 and eventually moved on to manage Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW, Ferrari and Maserati stores before he started his own.
Okeke, 53, spoke with Staff Reporter Vince Bond Jr. about his life and Mayweather adventures.