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#pounditTuesday, December 7, 2021

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather, Brooks Koepka sit courtside for huge basketball game

Brooks Koepka seated next to Floyd Mayweather

Friday night’s Duke-Gonzaga game was a big contest in the college basketball world, and a few heavy hitters were at the game.

ESPN showed Floyd Mayweather and Brooks Koepka sitting courtside for the game, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mayweather lives in Vegas, which helps explain his presence at the game. Koepka was in Vegas taking on Bryson DeChambeau for the latest installment of “The Match” earlier in the day.

Duke won the game 84-81 to hand Gonzaga its first loss of the season.

Wondering what Mayweather and Koepka were doing sitting next to each other? Maybe they both just wanted premium seats for the premium event and coincidentally were next to each other. Or maybe we’re going to see them starring in a buddy cop movie together next.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally admits the truth about Logan Paul fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather faced Logan Paul in a boxing exhibition match in June. Five months later, Mayweather is finally admitting the harsh truth about the exhibition.

Paul, 26, is a social media personality. Though he has an athletic background, he is far from a professional boxer. That’s why people were so surprised — and impressed — that Paul lasted eight rounds against Mayweather and looked pretty good. No winner was announced in the fight because it was an exhibition, but Paul was commended for his effort.

Now Mayweather is here to finally set the record straight.

Mayweather spoke with Fight Hub TV for an interview at the WBC convention on Wednesday. During the interview, the undefeated former boxing champion was asked if he missed boxing. He said no and noted how he recently took on Paul. That’s when he shared the truth.

“We had fun, we gave the people just a little bit of entertainment, something to do. And people got to know there is a difference between a real fight and an exhibition,” Mayweather said.

“When I did an exhibition … all I did was workout from time-to-time, then I went and done a little 8-round exhibition. If it was a real fight, it would have been a blowout in the first round.”

And there you have it.

Those who know boxing know that Mayweather carried both Conor McGregor and Paul in their bouts. Against McGregor, Mayweather let the fight go 10 rounds before winning via TKO. With Paul, he let the fight go the distance.

Mayweather views these fights as business and entertainment. He’s putting on shows and trying to give the audience their money’s worth by letting the fight go on long rather than ending them early. The fights may be shams, but they are lucrative for Mayweather, so he has an interest in perpetuating the notion that he might lose. It’s surprising that he even let this slip out, but maybe he couldn’t contain himself.

H/T TMZ Sports

Photo: Sean Michael Ham/Mayweather Promotions

Floyd Mayweather’s daughter Yaya facing 20 years in prison for alleged stabbing

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather’s daughter, Yaya (Iyanna), is facing some severe legal punishments for her involvement in an alleged stabbing.

Yaya, 21, was arrested on April 4, 2020 after an alleged incident involving her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend.

Yaya’s boyfriend is rapper Youngboy. Youngboy also has a child with his ex-girlfriend, Lapattra Jacobs. Yaya was at Youngboy’s Houston-area home when Jacobs showed up the night of the alleged incident.

According to TMZ’s original story, the two women reportedly had an argument. Jacobs told Mayweather to leave, while Mayweather allegedly responded by saying she was Youngboy’s fiancee and that Jacobs should leave.

The two ended up getting in a fight in the kitchen, with Mayweather allegedly charging at Jacobs with two knives and stabbing her.

Mayweather allegedly said the altercation began when Jacobs pulled her hair and ran into the kitchen. Youngboy supposedly was handcuffed but later released.

Yaya has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Feb. 2022. She is being charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Such a crime is generally categorized as a second-degree matter and punishable by fines up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of 2 to 20 years in Texas. Under certain circumstances, such a crime can be charged as a first-degree felony assault, which carries a more severe punishment.

In January, Yaya and Youngboy welcomed their first child.

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Manny Pacquiao still wants another shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s lone shot at Floyd Mayweather came in 2015, years after what was acknowledged to be Pac-Man’s prime. The Filipino fighter also had a shoulder injury that he claims limited him significantly in the fight, even resulting in a lawsuit.

Pacquiao has continued to fight professionally since then, while Mayweather has retired and only engages in highly-paid exhibitions. Pac-Man has been dying for a rematch since then, but Mayweather rescinded his offer for one.

Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach says that Manny still wants another shot at Mayweather.

“We would like to fight Mayweather one more time,” Roach told Sky Sports.

“But exhibitions? No. Manny is not into that. Manny has boxing fans. That’s what we’re after.”

There is no way Mayweather will agree to a real fight. He’s done with those and is only open to exhibitions where he earns tons of money. And the exhibitions aren’t against someone who could do as much damage to him as Manny could.

Unfortunately for Manny, he needs to kiss that dream of a rematch goodbye. He needs to settle for fights against younger, tougher opponents now.

Look: Floyd Mayweather buys gorgeous $18 million Miami Beach mansion

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is really living it up with his latest real estate purchase.

Mayweather recently bought a waterfront mansion in Miami Beach, Fla., The Real Deal reported. The mansion was originally listed for $19.9 million but sold for $18 million.

The home has 9 bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms and just under 11,000 square feet of living space. The home is located on the gated Palm Island and has four levels, including a 5,000 square foot rooftop deck.

The listing says the house contains an “indoor movie theater, gym, game room, large ground floor entertainment area, smart house systems, and elevator.”

Mayweather, who retired as a professional boxer with a 50-0 record, has a collection of properties in his real estate portfolio. Since retiring as a pro, he has fought in a few exhibitions, where he has raked in multiple millions. He reportedly made $8 million for one exhibition, and another $10 million plus a cut of pay-per-view sales in his Logan Paul fight, which some thought included funny business.

Errol Spence pulls out of Manny Pacquiao fight due to eye injury

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao has been preparing for his upcoming fight against Errol Spence Jr., but the Filipino legend will now have to face a different opponent.

Spence suffered a torn retina in his left eye and is pulling out of his fight against Pacquiao, according to a press release. Pacquiao will instead face Yordenis Ugas, who was initially scheduled to defend his welterweight title on the undercard. The new fight will still take place on Saturday, Aug. 21.

“I’m very disappointed that I won’t be able to fight Manny Pacquiao on August 21,’’ Spence said in a statement distributed to the media. “I was excited about the fight and the event. Unfortunately, the doctors found a tear in my left eye and said I needed to get surgery on it ASAP and that there was no way I could fight with my eye in that condition. I’d like to apologize to everyone. You know I’ll be back as soon back soon. We’ve come back from worse.’’

Pacquiao has not fought since 2019. Spence, 31, is 27-0 with 21 KOs. He is younger and in his prime, which is why the fight would have been a tough one for Pacquiao.

Pacquiao announced in February that he was preparing for his next fight. There were rumors about him facing Terence Crawford, but that fell through. Then it looked like he might fight Mikey Garcia, but Pacquiao’s team may have just been keeping Garcia on the hook while they negotiated with Spence. In any event, Pacquiao-Spence is off.

Manny Pacquiao takes jab at Floyd Mayweather Jr over opponents

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have chosen very different paths in life late in their boxing careers.

Mayweather last fought a true boxer when he faced Andre Berto in Sept. 2015 to go to 49-0. After that, Mayweather beat Conor McGregor two years later in his final professional fight, making him 50-0. Mayweather has participated in boxing exhibitions since then, taking on Logan Paul, as well as Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, continues to face tough opponents in boxing. He has gone 5-1 since 2016, beating the likes of Timothy Bradley, Lucas Matthysse and Keith Thurman. He is facing yet another tough opponent in Errol Spence Jr. on August 21.

Pacquiao took a swipe at Mayweather when comparing their choices in opponents.

“I can take a YouTuber, I can take a non-boxer. But I just pick one of the best. … Boxing is my passion. I want a real fight,” Pacquiao said in an interview with promoter PBC.

This choice seems to define them.

Pacquiao was never afraid to fight anyone, and his record shows that. Mayweather is extremely talented and skilled, but he took a business-like approach to the ring. He tried to maximize his revenue, while minimizing his risk. That produced the best financial returns for him, but came at the cost of his legacy.

Floyd Mayweather bodyguard recounts 2018 drive-by shooting

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his entourage were targeted in a 2018 drive-by shooting that left one of his staffers injured. Three years later, his bodyguard is recounting the event.

Greg La Rosa recounted to The Sun what happened in that drive-by shooting. The 39-year-old was driving one of three vehicles that were part of Mayweather’s fleet. They were leaving a club and pulling up to the front of their hotel in Atlanta when they were shot.

Video showed a red Dodge Durango pull up next to the Mayweather convoy and fire 12 rounds. One of the bullets hit La Rosa in his leg.

La Rosa told The Sun he didn’t feel pain at first, but later it felt like his leg was in a meat grinder. He pulled the bullet out of his leg, which left a big hole.

La Rosa told The Sun about how the shooting changed his perspective.

“You’re aware that things can happen. Mostly I was just aware of how easy it is for somebody to just take somebody’s life like it’s nothing. Like you’re just a piece of garbage or something,” he said.

La Rosa says he met Mayweather when he was one of several bodyguards assigned to protect the boxer at a BET event in 2013. Mayweather liked his work enough that he asked La Rosa to come work for him full-time thereafter.

Though the job seems glamour on the outside — La Rosa travels with Mayweather around the world on luxury vacations — he says there are downsides. His work is 24/7 in nature, which makes it difficult for him to see family or make any plans outside of work. Oh yeah, and then there is the whole part about having to take a bullet to protect your employer. La Rosa knows all about that.

Girlfriend Anna Monroe done with Floyd Mayweather after photos with another woman?

Anna Monroe

Floyd Mayweather Jr. stepping out with one of his girlfriends apparently caused some friction for another one of his girlfriends.

Mayweather was photographed with Gallienne Nabila last week. She was wearing a large ring that had some thinking it may have been for an engagement.

Mayweather insists he is not engaged, but the photos alone were enough to bother one of his other girlfriends.

According to The Sun, Anna Monroe, who thought she was Floyd’s fiancee, was “devastated” by the photos. She reportedly is telling friends that she is “done” with him. The Sun claimed in January that Mayweather proposed to Monroe, but he recently denied the engagement.

Something may have turned for Mayweather though. He asked Monroe to move out while he prepared for his June boxing exhibition match against Logan Paul. She does not have any references to Mayweather on her Instagram profile. She also has moved back into her old apartment, according to the report.

Mayweather has four children by two women and has never been married. The 44-year-old retired from professional boxing with an undefeated 50-0 record. He continues to fight in lucrative exhibitions here and there.

Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. engaged to girlfriend Gallienne Nabila?

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Depending on whom you ask, Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be engaged to two different women, one woman, or no women at all. But if the undefeated boxer recently propose to his off-and-on girlfriend Gallienne Nabila, it does not look like he is making a huge effort to hide it.

Mayweather and Nabila, who recently reconnected after dating a while back, were spotted walking down 5th Avenue in New York this week. Floyd had his arm wrapped around Nabila, and Gallienne had a huge diamond ring on her left ring finger.

According to Radar, Mayweather and Nabila have dated off-and-on for at least two years. Gallienne was also spotted with what appeared to be an engagement ring in 2019, but she and Floyd obviously never got married.

Believe it or not, this is the second engagement rumor for Mayweather in a matter of weeks. The 44-year-old responded this week to rumors that he and Anna Monroe, who worked at Floyd’s Las Vegas strip club “The Girl Collection,” were engaged. Mayweather wrote on Instagram that he is “not engaged and have never been engaged or married.” He called the gossip “just rumors and lies.”

In other words, we’ve been down this road before. It’s unclear if the ring Nabila was wearing has anything to do with Mayweather, but history says he will not be getting married.

Mayweather has had plenty of girlfriends in the past, and he’s had seriously legal issues with some of them.