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Arrest warrant reportedly issued for Floyd Mayweather Sr.


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An arrest warrant was issued last week in Las Vegas for Floyd Mayweather Sr., father of championship boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The warrant stems from an alleged incident that took place Sept. 17 between Mayweather Sr. and an unidentified woman following the fight between Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The woman told police she was heading toward Mayweather’s car when an argument broke out between the two. Mayweather allegedly told the woman to get out of the car, but she refused. He allegedly reached into the vehicle and dragged her out by the leg.

Mayweather then allegedly punched the woman in the leg after she was out of the car. The accuser claims Mayweather got into the car and drove off without her.

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The woman was hospitalized for minor injuries.

Officials eventually charged Mayweather with misdemeanor battery and a warrant was issued for his arrest Jan. 16.

Mayweather denies the allegations.

A representative for Mayweather told TMZ the woman is “trying to extort money and she’s angry because she’s not getting the money from Floyd. It’s not going the way she wants it to go.”

After retiring from boxing in 1990, Mayweather Sr. went on to train championship boxers such as Oscar De La Hoya and his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

This is not the elder Mayweather’s first run-in with law enforcement.

In 1993, Mayweather Sr. served three years in prison for drug trafficking. In a 2015 interview, he said he was involved in the drug trade to provide for his son.

“I even went to prison for helping my son,” Mayweather said. “I mean, it wasn’t for me. It was for my son. I made sure he had the boots he wanted, shoes he wanted, the gloves he wanted and made sure he had everything he needed … I went to prison for doing things that I shouldn’t have been doing, but hey, it was that way or no way.”

In October of last year, he was sued by his former publicist for more than $20 million for breach of contract.

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In 1979, while still in his career as a boxer, Mayweather suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was shot by his brother-in-law.

Tony Sinclair, brother of Mayweather’s wife, and the boxer got into a scuffle at a local roller rink. When Mayweather returned home that night, he found Sinclair waiting for him with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Mayweather admitted to the Los Angeles Times that he used his infant son, Floyd Jr., as a human shield to deter Sinclair from shooting.

“If you’re going to kill me, you’re going to kill the baby too,” Mayweather told Sinclair. “[Floyd Jr.’s] mother said, ‘Give me the baby.’ She was pulling the baby out of my arms so her brother could shoot me. But I wasn’t going to put that baby down. I didn’t want to die. It wasn’t about putting my son in the line of fire. I knew [Sinclair] wouldn’t shoot the baby. So he took the gun off my face, lowered it to my leg and bam!”

The wound took off most of Mayweather’s calf and likely cost him additional success in his boxing career.

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Scott Kelnhofer is a writer for The Western Journal and Conservative Tribune. A native of Milwaukee, he currently resides in Phoenix.
Scott Kelnhofer is a writer for The Western Journal and Conservative Tribune. He has more than 20 years of experience in print and broadcast journalism. A native of Milwaukee, he has resided in Phoenix since 2012.
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