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Floyd Mayweather Pays Tribute to Late Assistant by Doing Something He Hasn’t Done for Years

Published 05/05/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. was undefeated in his boxing career, but he faced one huge loss outside the ring that he couldn’t overcome. The five-division world champion lost his assistant, Marikit Laurico. ‘Kitchie’ was an important part of the Mayweather team and played a pivotal role in the champ’s life. Not only that, she was dearly close to the Mayweather family. Her death has been a painful experience for every single member of the Mayweather family. Mayweather’s partner remembered Laurico as ‘a blessing in my family’s life.’

Mayweather’s kids expressed their remorse for the death of Laurico. The champ did not make any public statements on her death. And the fans were waiting for the champ to speak up. Recently, Mayweather Jr. made a public statement about Kitchie’s death, not with words. He paid tribute to her by doing something he hadn’t done in a long time.

Floyd Mayweather pays silent tribute to remember ‘Kitchie’

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The former five-division world champion shared a close relationship with his assistant. The two had been working together for more than 10 years. Given that she was an integral part of his daily life, it is understandable that her sudden death must not have been something easy to deal with for the 46-year-old.

Mayweather Jr. has changed his Instagram profile picture after a really long time. And, to no surprise, he put up a picture of Laurico, paying tribute to his late special personal assistant.

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While there are a lot of rumors about her death, according to some reports, she felt unwell on a trip to Dubai. And some are claiming that she died due to a heart attack. It should be noted that the reason for her death has not been revealed by the Mayweather team. And nothing can be confirmed at the moment.


This is Mayweather Jr.’s first public move involving ‘Kitchie’ since her death. Many personalities from the boxing world have poured in their wishes for the Mayweather family.

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Notably, almost all the other family members have shared their memories with ‘Kitchie’ on social media.

Mayweather Jr.’s daughter says Kitchie was ‘the definition of someone with a good heart’

Mayweather’s daughter posted a tribute to the late Marikit, saying: “This doesn’t feel real… my heart is so heavy. You were more than just my dad’s assistant you were family. You were the definition of someone with a good heart, you always lifted people up and made them feel good about themselves. There’s no one like you will truly be missed, love you forever.’

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Mayweather’s partner Melissa Brim also shared her condolences and wrote on Instagram: “I just wanted to say how broken my heart is right now. You were definitely a blessing in my life & my family’s as well… I think about how much I’m going to miss you… I will cherish all the memories I have of you forever! Everyone that knew you loved you and I’m praying for your family. You were my courtside, ringside and photo buddy! I love you and God Bless you.”

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Agrim Sharma is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Boxing is Agrim's first love, and he has been enamored with the sport since witnessing the sheer courage and tenacity of 'Iron' Mike in his fight against Peter McNeeley. Agrim's recent coverage of the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight was widely appreciated by readers.
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