In an episode of Million Dollaz Worth of Game, Floyd Mayweather Jr. opened up about his life. The former champ spoke about a horrifying experience involving his uncle and father, among other things.
Surprisingly, Floyd and his family come from humble beginnings. When Floyd was a child, he was living in a one-bedroom apartment, along with seven other family members, in New Jersey. However, something much more horrifying awaited Floyd and his family after their move to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
At the time Floyd was not even two years old. Whilst his mother suffered from drug addiction, his father was a small-time drug dealer himself. In a shocking turn of events, Floyd’s maternal uncle shot his dad, Floyd Mayweather Sr.
“Actually, my Dad was holding me when he got shot”. Floyd explains how his father picked him up and was holding on to him when shot by his maternal uncle. Moreover, the same uncle died at Floyd’s house in 2006.
“I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, but I beat all odds”. Despite these traumatizing events, Floyd Mayweather Jr. always kept working hard. Floyd reveals how his energy, focus, and passion have turned him into the legend he is today.
What Floyd Mayweather Did Not Know About His Uncle and Dad
Being an infant, Floyd Jr. was not too aware of what his father and mother were up to. Tony Sinclair, the brother of Floyd’s mother Deborah, was also a business associate of “Big” Floyd. Reportedly, Floyd Sr. and Sinclair had a falling out.
According to family legend, the two men had bad business between them. As a result, Sinclair brought a 20-gauge shotgun to exact revenge with Floyd Sr. Unfortunately, Floyd Sr. only had his young son, who he held onto as the world’s tiniest human shield.
Apparently, Floyd’s mother was aiding her brother to remove a baby Floyd from his father’s grasp. Mayweather Sr. knew that if the baby left his arms, Sinclair would definitely shoot him. However, Sinclair simply lowered his gun and shot Big Floyd in the leg instead.
Despite these unfortunate events, Floyd Sr. did not give up hope. Following his surgery, he kept fighting to ensure his son had everything he needed. Even though Floyd’s relations with his father have been rocky at times, he owes everything to the man that helped shape him into one of the greatest boxers of all time.
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