Bizarre: Floyd Mayweather Refuses to Take Selfie With Teen Fan Over Painted Nails

Published 10/26/2021, 12:22 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)


Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather is yet again in the news for some uncanny reasons. The unbeaten former world champion allegedly refused to take pictures with a fan, and the reason has raised several eyebrows.

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Mayweather, 44, was present at the Staples Center to watch an NBA game between the Clippers and Grizzlies on Saturday. The retired boxer even posted his picture from the venue on social media. However, reports claim, Mayweather refused to get pictured with a male teenage fan, because he had painted nails.

According to the reports of TMZ, Mayweather was heard saying, “You got painted nails, I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails.”

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It clearly upset the fan, who also sent pictures of his painted nails to the media. While it kind of put a dent in Mayweather’s image, ‘Money’ denied all of it.

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Per his ally, as Floyd Mayweather was in a rush at that point, he didn’t have time to get clicked.

As for his fans, Floyd Mayweather is a regular face in the NBA games. He is an ardent fan of basketball and frequently visits the arena to catch the action. So, it’s not hard to catch a glimpse of Floyd Mayweather, especially when he is geared to enter the court himself.

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Floyd Mayweather is ready for a basketball ride

Per reports, Mayweather will meet his boxing rival Manny Pacquiao in a charity basketball game by December 2021. Having shared a common love for the sport, Mayweather and Pacquiao will collide on a basketball court. To spice things up, both former boxers will have two former NBA players each on their teams.

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They have also signed a letter of intent and are planning to host the event for the Christmas charities. Floyd Mayweather‘s The Money Team and Mayweather Promotions will join hands with Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions to host the event. Amidst all of it, the recent incident regarding ‘Money’ Mayweather may not sit well.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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