By Superstar Billy Graham
November 2nd, it will be Floyd Mayweather Jr’s day in court again for domestic abuse. On 2005, Josie Harris made a similar accusations and later was dropped saying she had lied and Floyd Mayweather Jr had not in truth assaulted her. Whether she really did lie, can be debated because in many domestic abuse cases the victim often will retract their story and claim it never happened when in truth it happened. What made this current domestic abuse case against Floyd Mayweather are the witnesses, Floyd Mayweather’s own children. Especially Floyd’s 10 year old son, Koraun made a statement to the police that he seen his father hit and kick his mother. According to the testimonies, Floyd Mayweather threatened to beat his children if they leave the house to get help or call the police. Floyd instructed several of his friends to block the doors so to prevent his children from leaving(to get help). Whether it is the truth or not, we will hear the nitty gritty when Floyd Mayweather heads to court on November 2nd, 11 days before Manny Pacquiao’s fight with Antonio Margarito.
Floyd had some run ins with the law, in 2002 Floyd Mayweather plead guilty on domestic violence in one case and battery on the other.
In 2004, Floyd Mayweather was convicted on two counts of battery against two women in a Las Vegas nightclub. Later Floyd plead guilty and given a suspended sentence and fined just over $1000 and made to attend impulse control counseling.
Which brings us back on Edwin Valero, the Venezuelan southpaw boxer who is promoted by Top Rank and was sporting a spotless impressive record of 27 wins with no losses but all victories came by knock out. But outside of boxing, Edwin Valero was a very troubled man, in 2009 Edwin Valero was arrested for assault of his mother and sister. Edwin Valero made a claim that it did not happened. And later Edwin Valero’s mother recanted and dropped the charge.
However on March 2009, Edwin Valero assaulted his wife (Jennifer Carolina) and was sent to the hospital where she suffered from bad bruises and a collapsed lung, which supposedly happened when she fell down the stairs. The investigators of this case did not believe it was case of a victim falling down the stairs. They knew Jennifer Carolina is a victim of domestic abuse. In many cases, victims often recant their story and drop all charges against their abusers. But on April 2010, the inevitable happened, Edwin Valero murdered his wife and admitted to the police. Later, Edwin committed suicide in his jail cell by way of hanging using his jeans.
Floyd Mayweather will get his day in court and he will be given due process to present evidence of his innocence. However, the testimonies of his children will be crucial to this case. Having witnessed the assault and making the statements to the police, it does not look good against Floyd. Children testifying against their own father is just as damaging to the charges. Floyd is also facing a larceny charge for which he is accused of taking a $300 Iphone. Floyd is facing 8 charges against him and if all those charges stick, Floyd can possibly face up to 34 years in prison. Maybe it would be wise if Floyd does spend sometime in prison because maybe this is the wake up call he needed. Just over week before this incident, Floyd went on video and made a racist tirade against the Pound for Pound King Manny Pacquiao. It is clear, Floyd has deep issues, and nobody has told Floyd the cold hard “in your face truth” that what is doing is destructive to him and his career. You would think a man who just made $65 million in less than a year would have the ideal easy life but when it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr, nothing comes easy except fighting old age past their prime fighters or fighters from smaller weight divisions. Manny Pacquiao offers Floyd the biggest challenge but this may not happen if Floyd heads to prison. If this fight never happens, as Floyd would say “all road leads to Mayweather” , well we can now change this quote just a slight bit and say “all blame goes to Mayweather”.
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