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Floyd Mayweather Protests Accepting Gifts On Christmas & Birthdays: 'I'm Better Than That'

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on December 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST

Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. might not feel the same way the world feels about getting gifts on certain holidays. and the legendary athlete has taken a stance on the subject.

Mayweather made his intention known after an Instagram post he dropped on Christmas eve regarding the concept of commercialized gift-giving, especially on special occasions. 

The skilled athlete known for his profound generosity and consistent act of kindness he usually displays to the less privileged appears to have frowned upon the long-lived tradition of giving and receiving presents at Christmas, Birthdays, and other remarkable days.

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Floyd Mayweather Is Uninterested In Accepting Presents On Special Occasions

Mayweather, who is regarded as one of the highest-paid athletes of all time and known to frequently display his vast amount of wealth on social media, set it abuzz after laying down a gifting rule that he has chosen to live by.

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The American promoter, taking to his Instagram account with a massive following of 28.5 million, posted a cryptic message with an accompanying clear caption that gave an understanding of the reason for his post.

He uploaded a black poster with the words  "Christmas? Birthday? Valentine's Day? Father's Day?" highlighted in colored ink, consisting of green, yellow, red, and blue, which was probably done to give prominence to the urgency of the post.

Opening up about the meaning of his message, he wrote in the caption, "I will not be accepting gifts on Christmas, my birthday, Valentine's Day, or Father's Day. I constantly give gifts all throughout the year because I feel every day is worth celebrating and not just some commercialized holiday."

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While others might have gotten into the Christmas spirit of giving out surprise presents to their loved ones during this festive period, Mayweather, on the other hand, seemed to have had a different feeling towards the practice.

Faulting the process by which gifts are given on special days, he further added, "Where's the thought behind a gift if it's only given on a holiday? You only think of giving me a gift when society says you should give gifts? I understand people can't give me what I give them, but it's the small thoughtful things that count."

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He concluded by adding, "It's all about reciprocation. The random gift on any given day is priceless, not the gifts I receive 4 times in a year. I'm better than that." Although the post might have appeared controversial to some people, it received over 50k likes from followers and fans around the world. 

Mayweather And Kim Kardashian Sued By Investors Over Alleged Crypto Scam

Although Mayweather has appeared in the news for several controversial issues, mostly about his boxing profession or his never-ending beef with a competitive opponent, it has never progressed beyond that.

However, per The Blast, the boxing icon and businesswoman Kim Kardashian found themselves mixed up in alleged crypto fraud. The celebrities were accused to have intentionally overhyped the cryptocurrency EthereumMax to millions of their followers to make a profit. 

Following these alleged claims, a class-action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, which named EthereumMax for making false promises.

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The case proceeded to accuse the company and all its celebrity promoters of conjointly inflating the prices of the token by making "false or misleading statements" in their social media posts. 

Kim's method of promoting the controversial crypto was through her Instagram story, dated June 13th, Sunday. The ad read, "Are you guys into crypto? This is not financial advice but sharing what my friends told me about the Ethereum Max token"! She further added hashtags, including #ad, which showed it was a paid sponsorship.

On the other hand, Mayweather took a different approach by letting the token be accepted as payment for tickets to his boxing match with YouTube star Logan Paul. He took it up a notch by promoting EthereumMax at a bitcoin conference in Miami, where he received a cold reception from the audience and was booed off the stage.

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Mayweather's Second-Born Child Iyanna Plead Guilty In Court

Floyd Mayweather dripping in designer clothes and Gold Chains was seen leaving dinner at 'Catch' Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA

It would seem The Money Team founder had been saddled with unpleasant challenges during the early months of this year.

As we previously reported, Mayweather's only daughter Iyanna accepted her charges of aggravated assault with the aid of a deadly weapon at a Houston court.

The now 21-year-old and former girlfriend of rapper NBA YoungBoy stabbed one of his baby mamas, Lapattra Lasai Jacobs, with a Kitchen knife back in 2020 when she was 19 years old.

Although she was earlier released on a $30,000 bond, the case appeared to have been reopened, and due to her acceptance of the charges levied against her, it was reported that she faced six years' worth of charges which was likely to be reduced if she displayed signs of good behavior.

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