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Mayweather apologizes for ‘childish behavior’ of colleague

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 03:55 PM July 10, 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr.  AP FILE PHOTO

Floyd Mayweather Jr. AP FILE PHOTO

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. took to social media to apologize for the action of a colleague, saying such behavior was “childish.”

“Sure I enjoy the company of my friends. I enjoy the unprecedented lifestyle my hard work has afforded me. I enjoy spending my free time traveling the world and having fun with my children,” Mayweather posted. “These are the things that mean most to me and I have become accustomed to blocking out negativity and refocusing my energy on those deserving of it…And more importantly, the people who bring me true happiness.”

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Mayweather, the reigning WBC/WBA Welterweight Champion, announced the apology after a woman sued Adrien Broner after the former lightweight champion said in a viral video the woman gave him a sexually-transmitted disease.

He did not, however, mention specific names in the post which he also used to remind his followers that his next scheduled fight is on September 12.

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Mayweather Sr. also criticized Broner on his defeat against Shawn Porter.

“With that said, I apologize for subjecting my fans and followers to the nonsense and childish behavior of some people close to me. At this level, I understand the acts of the company I keep is often a reflection of me and I take responsibility to make sure those type of antics are not tolerated or rewarded. Throwing stones is a sign of weakness- I choose to be strong. To My fans, your loyalty and support has given me the best 20 years I could ask for and while at the top, I plan to go out on top….see you back in the ring September 12th!” Mayweather said. AU

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