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‘No Question’ Mayweather Distracted by Breakup as Maidana Fight Looms

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

 

(USA Today) LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather is an overwhelming 11-to-1 favorite to defeat WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana in their pay-per-view unification bout at the MGM Grand on Saturday night.

Yet there are concerns from the fight’s co-promoter that Mayweather’s life is in a state of disarray and that he might be more distracted by his personal life than he has been since he went to jail nearly three years ago for domestic assault.

Three weeks ago the 37-year-old Mayweather announced that he and his longtime live-in fiancee, “Miss” Chantel Jackson had broken up. On Wednesday night, Showtime’s All-Access reality series revealed that the breakup came shortly after Jackson, who was pregnant by Mayweather with twins, was no longer pregnant.

Despite the drama created by the pregnancy and breakup, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has no concerns about how the events have affected his friend.

“I don’t think Floyd Mayweather gets affected by too many things as it relates to preparation for a fight,” Ellerbe said. “Come Saturday night, you will see an even more exciting Floyd.

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