One fan got too riled up!
Boxer Floyd Mayweather has been rising in fame and popularity more and more lately. He’s tackled some of the biggest opponents in boxing and has grabbed headlines for feuds and rumored affairs with big names. He was said to be having an affair with T.I’s wife Tiny Cottle.
With more fame comes more fans but also more haters. This point was proven a few days ago when Floyd arrived in the U.K. One angry hater showed exactly what he thought of Floyd by launching a drink at him, with footage of the event popping up multiple places on the internet.
For the most part, Floyd’s appearance in the U.K. was well received for the Showtime/Boxnation events. After attending An Evening With Anthony Joshua, he went to London to watch his protogee Gervonta Davis’s match against previously undefeated super featherweight champ Liam Walsh. All in all, it was stacking up to be a good trip, before one hater took it in another direction.
An Ongoing Beef
At the end of the day, this may have simply been a question of being on the wrong turf at the wrong time. Floyd was treading on the grounds of long-standing rival Conor McGregor, And with location comes a huge amount of fans. It’s likely that whoever targeted him was a McGregor fan gone wild.
Caught on Film
A number of fans caught this incident on cellphone footage from different angles as he departed from the match. This area of the crowd was booing Floyd as he walked past when one of the fans took it to another level and hit Floyd directly in the head.