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Floyd Mayweather is 'Inspired' to Help Others Train Amid Daughter Facing Prison Time

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By Gary Trock

Floyd Mayweather has been dealing with some big family tragedies over the last few weeks, including the loss of his beloved uncle and the mother of his children, along with the arrest of his daughter, Yaya Mayweather, who is facing 99 years in jail after allegedly stabbing another woman.

However, the champ is trying to battle back from the emotional shots to the chin and is trying to focus his strength on giving back to those in his life who he can really make a difference for.

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Training His Nephew

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Mayweather recently shared a video during a training session with his nephew, Chris. The boxing legend explained he has been using the current global lockdown to get his priorities straight and felt inspired to train after the recent loss of his uncle, Roger Mayweather.

"This is my first day working with my 14yr old nephew @slugboi.chris who has absolutely NO boxing experience at all, and this is my second time doing mitt work," Mayweather captioned the video of his nephew pounding the mitts.

'Inspired to Help

Floyd Mayweather / Instagram

"As many of you know, I've had incredible trainers which included my dad and uncle, Mayweather continued.

"Due to the recent passing of my Uncle Roger, I’ve felt inspired to help those around me the same way they have been there for me throughout my boxing career. In a time where we must distance ourselves from others, it has allowed me to reflect on how I want to make a difference in people lives and help them achieve their goals."

Mayweather's Legacy

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It seems Mayweather is considering his lasting legacy with those around him, and as he ushers in a new phase of his career he wants to be responsible for the next generation of great fighters.

"I am new to helping people train as I’ve always been on the other side of the mitts. A fighter could be impressive at mitt work but it doesn’t make him a great fighter. A trainer could be impressive on the mitts but it doesn’t make him a great trainer. It has become a goal of mine to help others reach the best versions of themselves and walk with it in confidence. I want to leave an impression on those around me and allow them to see their potential."

New to the Game

Floyd Mayweather / Instagram

Although Mayweather is new to the training side of the game, he continues to have his legendary swagger and promises that he will be one of the greatest trainers of all time.

"This quarantine period has allowed me to see the importance of unity and helping others grow. I want to do my part on this Earth and allow people to see the potential in themselves so that they can share it with the world. I am new at training and so far I've been working with people with no boxing experience, therefore we are growing together. But I promise you, I will be one of the best trainers in the world. Inspire and be inspired."

Yaya Mayweather Mugshot / Harris County PD

The timing of Mayweather's move to trainer also comes just after his 19-year-old daughter was arrested in Houston for a bloody attack on NBA YoungBoy's baby mama.

According to reports, Yaya discovered Lapattra Jacobs at the home of the rapper and got into an argument that ended with Yaya allegedly grabbing two knives and charging at Lapattra. The woman was stabbed multiple times and needed to be rushed to the hospital for surgery.

NBA YoungBoy's baby mama survived, but now Yaya is facing up to 99 years in prison for the attack.

Mayweather has not yet commented on his daughter's legal situation.

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