Floyd Mayweather is undefeated in the boxing ring. In the real world, however, it’s a different story.
Still basking in the glow of a record payday earned by defeating Manny Pacquiao, the boxer got some bad news today as we learn the mother of his children is suing him for $20 million.
Even by Money’s standards, that’s a lot of, uh, money.
Floyd Mayweather publicly said that he had to “restrain” the mother of three of his children while she was high on drugs, and it could cost him — millions of dollars.
Two weeks before the boxer defeated Manny Pacquiao in an unanimous decision, he told Kate Couric in a sit-down interview that he was simply holding back a drugged up Josie Harris, who has three kids with Mayweather, during the 2010 domestic violence incident. In December 2011, a Las Vegas judge sentenced Mayweather to 90 days in jail.
Mayweather told Couric the only thing he was “guilty” of was restraining an unstable, drugged-up woman.
Harris sees it another way.
The report says that Harris’ lawyer, Dan Friedlander, wrote in the lawsuit that the boxing star’s lies to Couric “were knowingly fabricated in order to hype Mayweather’s upcoming fight with Pacquiao, to avoid bad press by deflecting responsibility for beating the mother of his children.”
Mayweather’s ability to land himself controversy is even more impressive than his ability to land a punch.
On the bright side, it appears Mayweather will graciously allow a rematch with Pacquiao, selflessly pocketing the bazillion dollars that event (which will end much like Saturday night’s dud) will earn.
And maybe he’ll need it to pay up. “Need it,” of course, is a subjective term.
Rinse and repeat.
[H/T: New York Daily News]