TMZ: Floyd Mayweather May Postpone 2020 Fight Events after Personal Tragedies and COVID-19
The boxer has been hit by tragedy several times since 2020 started. People very close to him or to his family have passed away, so the champion is dealing with loss and pain. Added to all this is the suspension of sports activities due to the pandemic.
Despite the fact that Floyd Mayweather wanted to return to fight this year 2020, things in his life do not favor his return to the ring. According to information shared by the media, the boxer is dealing with a grieving process after family members and people close to him recently passed away.
Mayweather seems to be having a very hard time to overcome the death of boxing legend, his uncle and coach Roger Mayweather, as well as the mother of his three children, his ex-wife Josie Harris, who died suddenly. Additionally, the tragic death of his friend Kobe Bryant, adds up to these painful events.
“As we previously reported, 43-year-old Floyd was planning on TWO fights in 2020 -- one event involving the UFC and another fight against an established, respected boxer.”
TMZ Sports, March 19, 2020
In less than a week, Mayweather has had to face the death of his ex-wife and mother of his three children, who was found without vital signs in her car outside her home.
It was reported that one of her children found her and called the emergency services. Although they performed the attendance procedures, it was too late for her.
His uncle Roger Mayweather, who was a key member of his training team, also died. Roger's health had declined in recent years, looking like an 80-year-old man when he was only 58.
FACING THE GRIEF
As if all that pain wasn't enough, Floyd couldn’t have his friend Kobe Bryant to help him deal with the grief of losing his uncle. The former basketball player tragically died in a plane crash with his oldest daughter less than a month before.
Only one of these events is enough for anyone to be distracted, and for an athlete, it is very difficult to focus on training for a sporting commitment as important as a world championship fight. What Floyd is going through is more than enough to suffer deep pain.
MORE THAN HIS UNCLE
The death of his uncle Roger has been very hard for Floyd's career. Roger had trained Floyd since 1996. His nephew made the death announcement, explaining that his uncle's health had deteriorated very rapidly during the last recent years.
Roger Mayweather was a boxer known by the nickname Black Mamba, he won 2 titles, in 1983 and 1987, in two different categories. During his career that began in 1981, he fought with powerful opponents such as Julio César Chávez and Pernel Whitaker.
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