Floyd Mayweather Opens Up About Personal Loss, Helping With COVID-19 Relief

Floyd Mayweather. CULVER CITY, CA, USA - JUNE 06, 2015: Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the 2015 Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. — Photo by PopularImages

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has recently been dealt a series of devastating personal blows. On Instagram Live Sunday evening, he said COVID-19 has compounded his grief.

During the nearly two-minute video, Mayweather acknowledged his imperfections and vowed to do more to contribute to society.

“I make mistakes all the time and the only thing I can do is try to become better,” he said. “But I’m here to help this world become a better place.”

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In early March, the mother of three of Mayweather’s children, Josie Harris, was found dead in her car in Southern California. Not even a week later, his uncle, trainer and father-figure, Roger Mayweather, succumbed to diabetes complications at age 58.

As with so many during this time of pandemic, Mayweather said he’s dealing with a lot. But Floyd “Money” Mayweather said he’s taking the moniker to a different level with plans to contribute an undisclosed amount to those in need.

“It hurts to see what the world is going through,” Mayweather said. “But I want us to stick
together and keep believing.”

“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 explained. “As long as God knows that I’m doing a good deed, that’s what’s important to me.”