Opinion | Sep 11 2014

Something isn’t right in the world of Floyd Mayweather as he prepares for Marcos Maidana rematch

Mayweather seems distracted but should still be favoured to repeat his win over Maidana, writes Matt Christie

PERHAPS Floyd Mayweather is feeling the strain of promoting a fight few people are excited to see, but something seems wrong in the superstar’s world. Disinterested and subdued, the fighter today apologised for his recent comments about disgraced NFL star Ray Rice.

Rice was filmed on CCTV knocking out his girlfriend with sickening efficiency in February, and as a consequence was sacked by his club, the Baltimore Ravens, and suspended indefinitely by the NFL. But on Tuesday, Mayweather stated that the player’s original two-game ban should have remained – imposed before TMZ released further footage this week of the savage attack.

“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households,” Mayweather originally said about the incident. But 24 hours later Mayweather apologised for any offence his comments may have caused, that they were not truly considered, because he was “training for a fight.”


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