"Even though his daddy did sell drugs, I didn't deprive my son," the elder Mayweather says. "I knew that I was going to have to try to take care of my mom and I made the decision that school wasn't that important at the time and I was going to have to box to earn a living," he said.
In his orthodox defensive stance Mayweather often utilizes the shoulder roll, an old-school boxing technique in which the right hand is held normally (or slightly higher than normal), the left hand is down around the midsection and the lead shoulder is raised high on the cheek in order to cover the chin and block punches.
They first met in 2011 after being introduced by a mutual friend and she began working for him as his massage therapist.
When Floyd broke up with his girlfriend Shantel Jackson in 2014, the pair reportedly started dating.
"People don't know the hell I've been through," he says. My life was ups and downs." His father says he knows how much pain his incarceration caused his son, but insists he did the best he could.
The most time that his father spent with him was taking him to the gym to train and work on his boxing, according to Mayweather. Anybody in Grand Rapids can tell you that I took care of my kids". says he did all of his hustling at night and spent his days with his son, taking him to the gym and training him to be a boxer. "I sent him to live with his grandmother," he says.
Floyd has been accused and served time for domestic violence over the years and we do not condone that behavior.