“I can’t stop thinking about Mayweather family feud,” exclaimed Big Steve as we embarked on a five mile jog through Brand Park:” And what this episode would do to his children.”
“All I ask is just respect my family,” said Floyd Mayweather when his long anticipated return to the ring against WBC welterweight champion Vicious Victor Ortiz was announced:” That’s all I ask. My children are of age now.”
Children are our future and it is the responsibility of parents to raise our offspring’s with a set of principles and values to be able to live in our society. So the media members embraced Floyd’s request with pleasure especially because the good looking brood was there at a press conference in Los Angeles.
Take my son for example, no matter how disinterested he looks when I talk to him, he remembers everything I say, but more than that, he remembers everything I do and mimics it perfectly. According to my wife I have this annoying habit of walking around the house in long boxer shorts and nothing else, Guess what? From the age of six my son switched from wearing diapers to long boxer shorts; it was like mini me walking around the house. Now there were two people to annoy my wife. Even though I think my son Andrei is only interested in video games, he pays attention to everything I say only to make sure I walk the way I talk. One of the things I try to instill in my boy is to be honest regardless of consequences. So when I tried to use my juice card at the Universal Studios back lot to avoid waiting in line, my nine year old then asked me:” Daddy, why did you lie?”
I had no witty come back and I never forgot that Friday evening. May be my son for the first time in his life learned that I wasn’t perfect.
“I am happy that I got my children. My children live with me now,” said Mayweather after LA press conference that announced September 17th “Star power” event in Las Vegas:” I am happy we are able to play basketball, to go swimming. We are doing family things every day, traveling around with the kids. They want to go to Miami. So, I am going to take my kids to Miami and spend time in my house in Miami, sit down and spend time real close to my loved ones.”
Those kids are going to watch HBO 24/7 and observe Floyd Jr. yell and abuse his father and say things like what are you doing here or we don’t want you here and practically throw Floyd Sr. out of the gym.
Floyd Mayweather Jr believes that money can buy you happiness. He has fancy cars and a huge home and security detail that will prevent any altercation even the one with his own father. That is why he changed his own moniker from Pretty Boy to Money.
President Thomas Jefferson once admitted:”Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.” That seems to be the principle Money Mayweather lives bye. Money can buy just about anything in this country , but can it buy the respect of his children?
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