Fans Speculate The Reason Why Floyd Mayweather Cried After His Hall of Fame Induction

Published 06/14/2022, 5:00 AM EDT

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. was recently inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Moreover, the former champ was overcome with emotion while accepting the honor.

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Mayweather was inducted as a part of the class of 2021. Notably, the ceremonies in 2020 and 2021 did not materialize due to the pandemic. Additionally, Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, Wladimir Klitschko, and Andre Ward were also inducted during the event.

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‘TBE’ fought back tears while accepting the honor. He mentioned that the Hall of Fame induction was the greatest thing he has achieved in his life. Mayweather also dedicated the honor to his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. He said, “I want to thank the International Boxing Hall of Fame for giving me this. This right here is going to my dad because he deserves it.

Meanwhile, Ali comforted the emotionally overpowered Mayweather, providing him a much-deserved shoulder of support.

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Boxing fans took to social media to share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s emotional reaction.

User @Fabian6915 mentioned that Mayweather might have cried while reminiscing about his uncle Roger Mayweather.

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But, many users were not too kind with their comments. A few users mentioned that Mayweather cried because he was asked to read. However, one of the users further added that the fact that Mayweather shows emotions reveals a lot more about his character. Moreover, the user also drew comparisons to his image of ‘Money’ Mayweather.

Meanwhile, a lot of users felt that Mayweather’s victory was well deserved.

User @DonMateoRamirez mentioned that irrespective of the love or hate, Mayweather deserved his Hall of Fame induction.

Meanwhile, a few users mentioned that Mayweather deserves respect for his contributions to the sport.

Moreover, a few users also mentioned that Mayweather is one of the living legends of boxing.

Additionally, user @ElBossHogg also emphasized Mayweather’s hard work and sheer dedication to boxing.

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However, user @Reggie95263928 was quick to point out the unnecessary hate that Mayweather was receiving.

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What do you think of Mayweather’s Hall of fame induction? Let us know 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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