Did Marcos Maidana bite Floyd Mayweather on hand? (Video)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in a little trouble after getting punched by Marcos Maidana in the 8th round of their fight Saturday night in Las Vegas, and he complained to the referee that Maidana bit him in the hand.

After Mayweather backed away like a cobra bit him, referee Kenny Bayless separated the two fighters. He examined Mayweather’s gloves first, and then Maidana’s gloves second. He didn’t see anything unusual and let the two continue fighting.

Mayweather had been placing his hand to cover Maidana’s face to keep his opponent from breathing comfortably when they were huddled, so the bite may have been Maidana’s way of retaliating, if it happened. In fact, Maidana seemed to say as much in his post-fight interview. He denied biting Mayweather, but complained that Floyd kept rubbing his eyes.

“After the eighth round I really couldn’t use my left hand,” Mayweather told interviewer Jim Gray after the fight.

Here’s another view of the alleged bite:

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Floyd Mayweather girlfriends, baby mamas and domestic violence

floyd-mayweather-jrFloyd Mayweather Jr.’s history with domestic violence has been in the spotlight this week because of increased awareness of the issue resulting from the NFL’s botched handling of the Ray Rice situation.

As Mayweather prepares to make over $30 million for his fight with Marcos Maidana, allow LBS to bring you up to speed regarding Mayweather’s personal life and domestic violence history against his girlfriends and baby mamas.

For starters, Mayweather has never been married. He was engaged to ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson, who is now suing him for allegedly mistreating and assaulting her multiple times while they were together. The two met in 2006 and Floyd convinced her to move out to Las Vegas to be with him. They eventually got engaged, were on-and-off in 2013, and Jackson finally ended their relationship earlier this year.

Miss Jackson broke up with Mayweather because she was tired of all the side girls he had. Keep in mind that Floyd’s philosophy on women is that a man should be allowed to have as many women as they can afford.

[Previously: Mayweather believes men can have multiple women]

Floyd’s philosophy on relationships is extremely hypocritical and demeaning; he believes men should have multiple women, but he gets jealous and even violent if he learns that his women are talking to other men. And that’s without him pledging the commitment of marriage to them!

So here’s the rundown on Mayweather’s personal life.

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Floyd Mayweather grilled by Rachel Nichols about domestic violence past (Video)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a serial woman beater who is now finally getting called out for his terrible treatment of women.

Mayweather’s domestic violence, which has been going on for at least a decade and has included allegations from the mothers of his children and his ex-fiancee (and a jail stint following a guilty plea), was the subject of a lengthy post by Deadspin’s Daniel Roberts in July. Roberts’ comprehensive coverage of Mayweather’s serial abuse is receiving a lot of attention now that the media and public are taking the issue of domestic violence much more seriously, especially in light of the Ray Rice video/punishment.

Mayweather, who is fighting on Showtime pay-per-view Saturday, did an interview with CNN’s Rachel Nichols to promote his fight. In the interview, Nichols presses Mayweather on his abusive past and does not let up. Mayweather really has no good response for Nichols, who clearly makes him squirm.

We’re pleased that more sports fans and media members are starting to see what we’ve been saying about Floyd for years: he is a bad guy.

When he’s not abusing or assaulting women, he’s assaulting security guards or having his bodyguards beat up people for him. This stuff has been going on with him for years.

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Wife beater Floyd Mayweather wanted light punishment for Ray Rice

Floyd Mayweather honey coffeeRay Rice has found very little support over the past few days in the wake of the video that was released showing him punching his now-wife Janay Palmer and knocking her unconscious. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of the few people who decided to show sympathy for the former Baltimore Ravens running back.

On Tuesday, Mayweather said he believes the NFL should have stuck to its original decision to suspend Rice for two games.

“They had said that they had suspended him for two games,” Mayweather said, via MLive.com’s David Mayo. “Whether they saw the tape or not, I truly believe a person should stick to their word. If you tell me you’re going to do something, do what you say you’re going to do. But once again, I’m not in the NFL, so I can’t really speak on the situation.”

He’s not the first person to make that argument, as some feel the NFL has shown a great deal of hypocrisy by knowing what was on the tape and acting outraged now that the public has seen the footage. The next point Mayweather made was pathetic.

“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also,” he said. “It’s just not caught on video.”

In other words, Rice’s punishment should have been lighter because it’s not his fault he just happened to be caught on video. Plenty of people get away with it, so Rice was just plain unlucky, right?

Mayweather also wishes “nothing but the best” for Rice and his wife and expressed sympathy over what Rice has to go through. Floyd said he would be crushed if someone told him he couldn’t box, so he understands how Rice must be feeling.

You know what the other reason is that Mayweather can relate to Rice? The boxing champ has been convicted of domestic assault twice and had to spend more than two months in jail for it back in 2012. His ex-girlfriend Shantel Jackson also recently accused Mayweather of threatening her with a gun and assaulting her multiple times. It’s no surprise he understands where Rice is coming from.

Josie Harris says Floyd Mayweather deleted her Instagram account over tell-all book

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Josie Harris lost her Instagram account for a handful of days, and she says Floyd Mayweather was behind the move because he wants to silence her.

Harris, who has three children with Mayweather and was the victim in the assault case that led to Mayweather being jailed in 2012, said on Twitter Sept. 4 that her Instagram account had been deleted. Harris believes Mayweather shut down her account to silence her from promoting her upcoming tell-all book about her relationship with him.

Harris rarely uses her Twitter account because Instagram is her preferred social media network, but she started using Twitter frequently while her account was disabled.

On Tuesday, Harris implied on Twitter that Floyd was behind her Instagram account being deleted:

Harris’ Instagram account was reinstated Tuesday after she sent an email to the social media company.

Bossip, which posted a copy of Harris’ email, says Harris is considering legal action against Mayweather. They say Harris believes Mayweather has a contact at Instagram who helps him shut down accounts. Bossip noted that both Shantel Jackson and Princess Love — two ex-girlfriends of Floyd — had their accounts shut down after getting on his bad side.

[Previously - Read about the drama between Floyd and Princess Love]
[Previously - Shantel Jackson had her Instagram account shut down]

Below is the email Harris sent Instagram:

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Shantel Jackson lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather accuses him of threatening her with gun, multiple assaults

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is being accused of assaulting one of his girlfriends.

Floyd’s ex-girlfriend/fiancee Shantel Jackson, who broke up with him 4-5 months ago, is now suing the boxer and accusing him of assaulting her multiple times and threatening her with a gun.

Jackson, who is currently dating rapper Nelly, retained Gloria Allred as her attorney and is seeking a jury trial. She hopes to be awarded damages and obtain an injunction/restraining order against Floyd.

According to a statement from Allred, Mayweather committed the following against Jackson:

– invasion of privacy
– assault and battery
– defamation
– false imprisonment

Jackson says she met Floyd in 2006 when she was 21 and working at an Atlanta restaurant. He eventually moved her out to Las Vegas where she became one of his girls. The two eventually became engaged and she stuck with him when he served his jail sentence for domestic violence committed against ex-girlfriend Josie Harris.

According to the statement and complaint from Allred, Jackson says Mayweather first assaulted her in Aug. 2012 after he was released from prison.

“He twisted [her] arm, choked her and forcibly took her phone away from her to look through it,” the complaint states, according to TMZ.

In Feb. 2013, Jackson says she asked Floyd to go to counseling with her. He said he would and never did. She eventually broke up with him in April and moved to Los Angeles, but Floyd wanted her back and sent a jet to fly her back.

Jackson alleges that Floyd assaulted her again when she returned.

Floyd allegedly “bent her arm, restrained her, and pointed a gun at her foot, asking ‘Which toe do you want me to shoot,’ ” according to the complaint.

Despite being engaged to Floyd, she was uncomfortable with the lifestyle as one of his girls. She says he took away her possessions and had his staff members follow her around if she tried to leave the house.

[Related: Miss Jackson broke up with him over all his side girlfriends]

Floyd grew so upset with her he once allegedly demanded at gunpoint that she remove her engagement ring.

The two were not together for a good part of 2013, but Floyd flew Miss Jackson out to Las Vegas for his September fight against Canelo Alvarez last year. The two continued to be intimate, because Shantel says she became pregnant in Nov. 2013 with twins fathered by Floyd. She had an abortion in Jan. 2014.

On May 1, Floyd posted a photo and message on social media indicating that he broke up with Miss Jackson because she got an abortion. This act from Floyd allegedly was in retaliation to Jackson posting a picture on Instagram of her with Nelly.

You know what this tells us? Everything we’ve reported about the relationship between Jackson and Mayweather over the past few years has been accurate. Since 2012, they’ve really been on and off, mostly because of Jackson’s dissatisfaction with Floyd.

You may call her a golddigger for filing the suit, but at least she got the courage to stand up to the abuse from Floyd.

Floyd Mayweather acknowledges he’s not the best reader

Floyd MayweatherFloyd Mayweather Jr. held a conference call with the media on Thursday to promote his Sept. 13 fight with Marcos Maidana and ended up talking about the subject of his reading.

Mayweather acknowledged he’s not the best reader, but the undefeated boxer emphasized there is a difference between being intelligent and being educated.

The first three questions of the conference call all had to do with 50 Cent’s reading challenge to Floyd that sparked the whole controversy.

Below is a transcription of the questions and answers via Mayweather’s PR team:

Q: Do you think that 50 Cent crossed the line by suggesting that you have trouble reading in that Instagram video that he posted?

Mayweather: My thing is this, I try to focus on Maidana. I don’t really focus on that. I think people can believe whatever they want to believe. Intelligence and education are two different things. I’m happy with my career and I wish 50 Cent nothing but the best; when I’m in training camp I try to focus on my training. You have to realize that the circus is for clowns and my job is just to focus on my job, which is boxing. I know what I can and I can’t do, so I can care less.

Q: Were you surprised that 50 Cent went in that direction and talked about a topic that would be that sensitive?

Mayweather: I don’t even worry about that. Like I said before, that’s not my focus. I know what I can and I can’t do. You guys don’t know when you’re dealing with pay-per-view you have to read at least 60 to 70 teleprompters, and I don’t think they could choose a better person for the job than myself. I go out there and I do it with no problem.

I just feel like basically I’m not judged by a person, I’m judged by God. Reading does not define my place in boxing history. Will God not let me in heaven because I didn’t read like a news anchor? Me, myself, I would be perfect at reading if it was how I made my living and fed my family. Once again, intelligence and education are two different things.

Making fun of a person because they can’t read is not funny. It’s tragic. Second, if I really couldn’t read it would make my accomplishments even that much more amazing. I don’t know if 50 Cent is a boxing promoter, I don’t know if he’s making music; I really don’t know. My focus is on Floyd Mayweather, and I wish 50 Cent nothing but the best.

Mayweather was then asked about the audio from the radio station that showed him struggling to read. Mayweather came up with a bunch of possible explanations for why he struggled to read in the audio clip and then reiterated that reading is not an indication of his intelligence.

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