Floyd Mayweather Receives Strong Reactions for His Video on Kyrie Irving

Published 10/26/2021, 2:56 PM EDT
Jun 3, 2021; Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on after the face off with YouTube star Logan Paul at Villa Casa Casuarina. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Floyd Mayweather received a lot of mixed reactions from fans on Twitter. The 44-year-old boxer recently came out with a video supporting Kyrie Irving amidst a major controversy. Irving, an NBA player for the Brooklyn Nets, chose not to get the vaccine, and hence the Nets did not include him in their squad temporarily.

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‘Money’ Mayweather then came out with a video supporting Irving’s decision. The video went viral and fans, authors, journalists, and other celebrities had mixed reactions to his message. Many Twitter users condemned Mayweather’s actions, whilst many celebrities praise him for the same.

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“He said nothing against the validity or effectiveness of the vaccine or about medicine at all. He’s speaking about a person’s right to choose what medical procedures they take.” Floyd Mayweather himself is fully vaccinated and never advised against taking the vaccine. All he did was support a friend and athlete in his decision, argued many people backing Floyd’s decision.

However, many users did not agree with Mayweather and bashed him for his stand.

Floyd Mayweather last fought Logan ‘The Maverick’ Paul earlier this year in an exhibition match in Miami. Following the fight, Mayweather took some time off social media, boxing, and has maintained low profile.

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Mayweather denied a male teenage fan’s request for a selfie while he was leaving the arena after the Los Angeles Clippers vs Memphis Grizzlies game. “You got painted nails, I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails,” we hear Floyd saying in the video posted by the teenager.

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A representative of Mayweather told TMZ that ‘Money’ Mayweather was in a rush to leave the game, which is why he refused to take the picture. Fans on Twitter and the teenager himself think otherwise.

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What do you think of the whole situation?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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