"Listen, it's obvious, I'm giving back to the sport. At the end of the day, that's a black kid that asked for my advice and asked for my help," stated future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather, who spoke to FightHype.com about the recent work he's been doing with undefeated lightweight champion Devin Haney. Over the past couple of weeks, the two have spent a lot of time working together in the gym as Mayweather continues to perfect his skills in a new role as a trainer. The union, however, has ruffled the feathers of some critics who believe the move may be disrespectful to one of Mayweather's own fighters, Gervonta Davis.
"Him and Tank is not fighting. Devin Haney only gonna fight one more fight at 135. He's going to 140. Gervonta Davis fights at 130," Mayweather responded to critics, reminding them that Gervonta's next fight will take place at 130 pounds against super featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, while Haney will soon be moving up in weight to 140, separating the fighters by two divisions. "All I'm doing is helping a young, black kid become successul, you know what I'm sayin. I'ma continue to help young, black fighters grow."
Mayweather contined, "Like I said before, at the end of the day, I want the best for all these fighters. I want the best for Tank, I want the best for Devin, you know what I'm sayin. It's no different from how everybody else support they own first. It's no different from how Mexicans support Mexicans, Dominicans support Dominicans, Chinese support Chinese, Puerto Ricans supports Puerto Ricans. I'm a black American supporting my people first!"
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