WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Refuses to Sign a Kid’s Glove at Hall of Fame Ceremony Over This Reason

Published 06/13/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 06: Floyd Mayweather listens at a press conference ahead of his upcoming fight with Andre Berto at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on August 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The former five-weight division champ Floyd Mayweather gets inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. After retiring from sports, this is the most recognized, prestigious honor a pugilist could accomplish. Certainly, Mayweather had molded himself from the start to prove worthy of such accolades. During this ceremony, ‘The Best Ever’ also shared a few moments with his fans.

Meanwhile, the undefeated ex-champ came across a young fan. And in a surprising turn of events, he refused to sign the fans glove.


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After the event, ‘Money’ Mayweather greeted his fans. He took some pictures with them and gave them autographs. While doing this, a small kid in a red cap approached Mayweather with a red glove and pen.

When Mayweather saw that glove, he recognized that it was not a kid’s glove, so he refused to sign it by saying, “Whose glove? Go get, whose gloves that is. Tell come here.”

A man from behind replied, “Mine, this is my son.”

This made Mayweather laugh.

Notably, Mayweather belongs to the class of 2021 inductees. It was COVID that prevented IBHOF from organizing this ceremony for 2 years. So finally, inductees of the past three years called on this occasion to witness what they have earned. The event took place at IBHOQ headquarter in Canastota, New York.

The next exhibition bout of Floyd Mayweather

After dancing and showboating in Abu Dhabi, ‘The Pretty Boy’ of boxing is looking for another exhibition bout in Japan. Per Reports, the 45-year-old is in talks with Japanese promoters.


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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – MARCH 16: Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

‘Money’ Mayweather is well acquainted with Japan. He already had been to Japan for an exhibition showdown in 2018. At that time he faced a kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa.

Since then, he had two more exhibition bouts. One against social media star Logan Paul in the year 2021 and one against his former sparring partner Don Moore.


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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.