After Upsetting Young Boy, Jorge Masvidal Echoes Fans’ Ire on Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather

Published 09/22/2022, 2:15 PM EDT
BALTIMORE, MD – JULY 27: Fight promoter and retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring before the WBA super featherweight championship fight between Gervonta Davis and Ricardo Nunez at Royal Farms Arena on July 27, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Former five-division world champion, Floyd Mayweather, is one of the most famous names in the sport. And, this iconic status, in turn, comes with an equal number of fans and haters. As such, Jorge Masvidal, recently revealed how one of Mayweather’s actions from 2021, almost turned Twitter users against him.

Mayweather was watching the Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies game at the Staples Center in LA in 2021. This was when a teenage male fan approached him for a photograph. It was reported, that Mayweather refused to take a picture, saying, “You got painted nails. I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media during the post-fight news conference after his unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The fan was distraught at the champ’s response. Moreover, he turned that camera to selfie mode and accused Mayweather of homophobia. He said, “Floyd’s a homophobe. You guys saw that first. Floyd doesn’t want to take a picture with me because my nails are painted. Bro, really?”

Mayweather’s rep later clarified that Mayweather could not take the picture as he was being rushed out of the venue. And Mayweather himself also refuted the homophobia claims by mentioning that it was far from the truth.

Jorge Masvidal shares his thoughts on the incident involving Floyd Mayweather

It can be said that the Twitter community was not thrilled with Floyd Mayweather’s statement. And many of them even took to social media to share their thoughts.

A lot of fans felt that Mayweather had every right to refuse to take a picture with the fan. However, they also felt that it was completely unnecessary for him to comment on the teenager’s painted nails.

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In fact, Masvidal recently brought up this story from 2021. And he even mentioned that the Twitter community wished to cancel Mayweather for his comments.

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What are your thoughts on Mayweather refusing to take the picture with the teenager? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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