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.