Last Updated on December 1, 2023, 2:14 pm
Concerns spread among boxing fans worldwide earlier this week as false news of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s death circulated rapidly.
However, it has now been confirmed that the news from November 2023 was entirely untrue, adding to a series of baseless claims about famous personalities passing away. Fortunately, the 46-year-old boxer is alive and in good health.
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr., a former professional boxer, competed from 1996 to 2017. He remained undefeated in his last fights, securing 15 major world titles from super featherweight to light middleweight.
These include the Ring magazine title in five weight classes and the lineal championship in four weight classes, including two at welterweight. In his amateur career, he achieved the U.S. national featherweight championship, three Golden Gloves championships, and an Olympic bronze in 1996.
False reports of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s death began circulating on Facebook. On Wednesday, rumors gained traction when a Facebook page honoring Floyd Mayweather, Jr. received nearly one million likes. The “About” page provided a seemingly credible story of the boxer’s demise, stating;
“On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at around 11 a.m. ET, our beloved boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., departed from this life. On February 24, 1977, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Though missed, he won’t be forgotten. Please like and leave a comment on this page to express your sorrow and sympathies.”
Hundreds of admirers expressed their sorrow over the death of the gifted 46-year-old boxer by posting condolence notes on the Facebook page right away. While some gullible followers took the tweet at its value, others dismissed it immediately, maybe having learned their lesson from the numerous celebrity false death stories that have surfaced recently.
Given that the death of a boxer of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s caliber would have generated significant media coverage across networks, several noted that the news had not been reported by any major American network, suggesting that it was a bogus report.
The boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is “alive and well,” dispelling the death hoax. Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s representatives formally declared his survival on Thursday, November 30. He is now one of the many famous people who have fallen for this scam. They responded, “Stop believing what you see on the Internet; he’s still alive and well.”
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