Since the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight is tonight, I thought this story would fit in perfectly. So I recently read that Mayweather, who might be the most successful athlete right now, and maybe of all time, can’t get any sponsors. He is undefeated in 47 professional boxing matches. That’s pretty incredible if you ask me! So, why does no one want him promoting their product?
For a start, he’s plead guilty to domestic violence charges on three separate accounts and spent two months in jail for attacking the mother of his 9- and 10-year-old sons. That was in 2012, and in 2001,2002 and 2003 he plead guilty for more domestic violence charges. His former fiance is also suing him because she stated that he beat and threatened her for two years. She could be telling the truth or just trying to get money, but since he’s been known for beating women I believe her.
He never apologized and still defends his record by saying there were “no pictures” so he could have been innocent. He is the best-paid athlete in the world and made over $100 million last year and everyone knows his name, but not for a good reason.
Companies such as Nike and Coca-Cola have signed with Michael Vick and Kobe Bryant in the past who were in legal trouble, but no one wants Mayweather. I can’t blame them. I wouldn’t want to have someone be the face of my product if he is known for domestic violence.
It makes sense why he’s in boxing then if he like to hit people. You would think that someone who is always in the spotlight would learn from his/her mistakes, but you can’t knock some sense into some people apparently. He has the money, he has the fame, he probably doesn’t see a reason why he should behave.