Koraun Mayweather calls dad Floyd a ‘coward’ over domestic violence
When Floyd Mayweather Jr. shares photos on social media of all the lavish gifts he purchases for his children, he looks like the greatest dad in the world. But that’s not at all the full picture of his relationship with his kids, and we’ve learned that the gifts don’t necessarily buy him the respect of his offspring.
Josie Harris, who has given birth to three of Floyd’s four children, spoke with USA Today about her relationship with the boxer. Harris told the outlet that she suffered physical abuse from Mayweather on six occasions, including the well publicized incident that landed Mayweather in jail for two months back in 2012.
During that beating, Mayweather stormed into the Las Vegas-area home Harris shared with their three children and proceeded to assault her multiple times after he learned about her relationship with NBA player CJ Watson. Mayweather’s oldest son, Koraun, escaped the home and managed to tell the guard at the security gate to call police and an ambulance. Harris credits Koraun with saving her.
Even though Mayweather pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery, he publicly denies beating Harris. When pressured by Rachel Nichols in a recent interview, Mayweather called everything “allegations” and said there was no proof.
Koraun witnessed the beating and knows what happened. His father denying the beating has led to a loss of respect for his son.
“He is a coward,” Koraun told USA Today concerning his father’s refusal to admit his actions.
Knowing how vindictive and controlling his dad is, it takes a lot of courage for Koraun to say something like that.
Floyd may have bought Koraun a Bentley golf cart for the youngster’s 15th birthday, but we know what his son really feels deep down. That is a true shame, and Floyd should work to repair that and gain the respect of his children by admitting his actions. He should also admit that his actions are wrong and he should teach his children not to act that way.