Floyd Mayweather has certainly been dealing with a lot this year. It started with the March death of his ex and mother of his children Josie Harris. Then his uncle Roger Mayweather passed away shortly after.
Mayweather is going through the challenges that COVID-19 has brought on as well, just like the rest of the world. Mayweather said he’s been quiet about COVID-19 due to the difficult year he’s had and talked about both of his losses. He broke his silence on Sunday, April 26 through an Instagram post.
He told his 23.2 million Instagram followers that he wants people to unite as well.
“I haven’t had a chance to come out and really talk to the world, talk to the people, because I’ve been dealing with a lot as far as dealing with the loss of the mother of my children,” Mayweather explained. “She was a significant other, a great woman, a great person.”
He added, “Dealing with [the death] of a great trainer, a uncle, a father figure Roger Mayweather … I’m affected by this. It hurts to see what the world is going through. But I want us to stick together and keep believing.”
Mayweather followed that up by saying he’s not a perfect man, and he’s trying to improve. But he wants to help the world become a better place in the meantime.
He went on to say he won’t let it be known how much money he’ll give because he rather keep quiet about it.
“I don’t have to show the world what I’m doing. I can do something behind closed doors,” he explained. “It’s not about the money, and the money that I will be giving up will be to feed the people and help the people that don’t have a lot as of right now in this situation.”
He continued, “I will continue to give back and I will never talk about it. As long as God knows I’m doing a good deed, that’s what is important to me.”
The first time Mayweather addressed Harris’ death — with whom he has three kids — was on Instagram three days after she passed on March 10.
She was found unresponsive in a car in front of her home in Valencia, California. There was no suicide note, according to TMZ.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said Harris’ death has been ‘Deferred’ and information regarding the death has been placed on a law enforcement hold.”
News that Roger Mayweather passed away after Floyd announced it in a statement on March 17. Roger Mayweather was 58 years old at the time of his death. He reportedly dealt with health issues, including diabetes.
Mayweather joins a host of professional athletes and celebrities who’ve given as part of COVID-19 relief efforts.
Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry said they’d donate 1 million meals to students in Oakland, California, during school closures. Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara announced they’d give away 1 million meals to a food bank in Seattle, Washington.