Floyd Mayweather Collapses On Boxing Hall Of Fame Induction

Floyd Mayweather had to be comforted by Muhammad Ali’s daughter in emotional scenes at his Hall of Fame induction.

Floyd Mayweather burst into tears live on stage after being inducted into the boxing Hall of Fame.

Mayweather led three classes that were honored as the coronavirus pandemic affected the 2020 and 2021 ceremonies, The Sun reports.

The undefeated 50-0 legend was joined by fellow icons Wladimir Klitschko, 46, and Andre Ward, 38, as three of last year’s inductees.

Mayweather won every title in his career, through five divisions, while reigning as the pound-for-pound and pay-per-view king.

But being inducted into the Hall of Fame meant that even the self-proclaimed “The Best Ever” words fell short.

He took a few minutes to regain his composure and needed a comforting shoulder from Muhammad Ali’s daughter Laila.

Mayweather, battling what he said were “tears of joy,” said, “I said I wouldn’t cry. This is unbelievable. This is one of the best days of my life.”

“It didn’t matter how much money they paid me,” Mayweather added. “I would have done it for free. I like boxing.”

He thanked his 69-year-old father Floyd Sr, who introduced him to boxing as a toddler and later coached and cornered him.

Mayweather said: “I love my dad because without him this wouldn’t be possible for me…there will never be another trainer better than my dad.”

The American has won titles from super featherweight to light middleweight.

His roster wins were against the likes of Manny Pacquiao, 43, Oscar De La Hoya, 49, Canelo Alvarez, 31, and many more.

Mayweather officially retired in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33, and surpassing Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record.

But the man known as “Money” continues to fight in exhibition fights, most recently in Abu Dhabi against ex-sparring partner Don Moore.

Before that, he faced featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, and YouTuber Logan Paul, 27.

Mayweather will return for another in-ring cameo, on his way back to Japan, with the fight announced in Las Vegas on Monday.

Boxing Hall of Fame Nominees

Class of 22: James Toney, Miguel Cotto, Roy Jones, Regina Halmich, Holly Holm

Class of 21: Floyd Mayweather, Andre Ward, Wladimir Klitschko, Laila Ali, Ann Wolfe

Class of 20: Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker, Bernard Hopkins

This article was originally published by The Sun and reproduced with permission

Originally published as Floyd Mayweather Breaks Down in Dramatic Scenes at Hall of Fame Induction

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