June 30, 2015 | Updated at 12:00 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Floyd Mayweather Explains Lavish Spending On Girlfriend & 2010 Domestic Violence Claims [VIDEO]

Floyd Mayweather opened up about dating and his alleged domestic violence claims in a recent interview.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Nov 22, 2013 04:11 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. laughs during a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. (May 2, 2012) (Photo : Reuters)

Floyd Mayweather opened up about dating and his alleged domestic violence claims in a recent interview.

The boxing champion shared his feelings when he attended the 25th anniversary celebration of Sister 2 Sister in Las Vegas earlier this month. He defended his lavish spending on his many girlfriends over the years.

"I feel like a woman is a reflection of a man, so I feel like any woman that is standing next to me, if I look like new money, she should shine like new money," he explained on the red carpet in the video interview below.

Mayweather appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Sister 2 Sister. In the magazine interview he also defended previous reports that he physically assaulted his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris. In September 2010, Harris called police claiming Mayweather assaulted her after he discovered she was dating someone else following their split. He served 90 days in jail in January 2012 for the charges he faced for domestic violence.

When asked if the reports and the assault charges were accurate, Harris he said he was found guilty without any evidence.

Floyd Mayweather Cheating On Fiance Shantel Jackson With 'Single Ladies' Actress Lisa Raye?

"Okay, I just want to say, what I do for a living, I'm in a contact sport, right? And if they say someone had bodily harm done to 'em, since I'm already a fighter, before even giving me a chance, they're going to say. 'He's guilty,'" Mayweather told Sister 2 Sister. "Now, restraining a woman that's on drugs and alcohol, have I ever done that? Yes, from going crazy."

The boxer referenced several high profie celebrities who have also been charged for domestic violence, including Chris Brown's 2009 incident with Rihanna.

"We've yet to have proof. Of course if Floyd Mayweather has brutally beaten a woman, you're going to show pictures," he said. "And like I always say, no disrespect to the Simpson family, but you've seen OJ and Nicole. No disrespect to Chris Brown and Rihanna, but you've seen Rihanna. But you've yet to see pictures of Floyd Mayweather and a battered woman. And the thing is, if I'm beating all these women, why do so many women find me interesting and want to be within my circle?"

Floyd Mayweather Confirmed Engagement, Wedding Still On With Girlfriend Shantel Jackson 

Mayweather announced his engagement to Shantel Jackson not long after he defeated Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14.The boxer, who was named by Forbes as the Highest Paid Athlete in the World, confirmed his engagement during an interview on the Howard Stern Show later that month. Stern began the interview by addressing the boxing champion's personal life. He started off by telling Mayweather that he heard he was engaged but had ended it.

"No, no, no. I mean that's just the media," Mayweather told the radio personality of the breakup reports. "Yeah, we still engaged. She's my better half. Miss Jackson. She's cool, she's just my better half."


© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Tagged :   floyd mayweather
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

BET Awards

Here's How You Can Watch The 2015 BET Awards Live Online

BET airs it's annuals awards show tonight at 8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. CST. Here's how you can keep up with all the action online for free.

Bow Wow, Erica Mena

Bow Wow Gets On Erica Mena As She 'Annoys' Him Before Wedding

Bow Wow isn't afraid to show fans that Erica Mena still "annoys" him as they plan their upcoming wedding.

Big Brother 17

Audrey Making Everyone Paranoid On 'Big Brother 17'

Audrey is the center of attention on the 'Big Brother 17' live feeds.

Supernatural

Will 'Supernatural' Fans Ever Find Out The Identity of Crowley's Father?

Actress Ruth Connell has her own theories about the King of Hell's old man

Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor

Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor Spotted At Birthday Bash

Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor were spotted in Mumbai celebrating actor Arjun Kapoor's birthday.

BET Awards

Here's How You Can Watch The 2015 BET Awards Live Online

BET airs it's annuals awards show tonight at 8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. CST. Here's how you can keep up with all the action online for free.

Bobby Shmurda

Bobby Shmurda's Attorney Says Trial Will Likely Be Pushed To A Later Date

It sounds like there's going to be a change of plans in Bobby Shmurda's upcoming trial.

Abby Lee Miller

Is Maddie Ziegler Quitting 'Dance Moms?'

Maddie Ziegler might not be back for season six of 'Dance Moms.'

Karlie Redd

Karlie Redd Possibly Laughs Off Reprots Joseline Hernandez Gave Her A Beat Down

Karlie Redd might wants fans to know that there's no truth in rumors that Joseline Hernandez beat her up, but some fans aren't buying it. Read more to find out why.

Martha Madison

Martha Madison Will Return For The 'Days Of Our Lives' 50th Anniversary

Martha Madison has officially confirmed her plans to bring her character back.

Bobbi Kristina Brown & Whitney Houston (L-R)

Could Bobbi Kristina Brown's Condition Affect Her Inheritance From Whitney Houston's Estate?

Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition might stand in the way of her getting her inheritance from her late mother, Whitney Houston.

Sawyer Fredericks

'Voice' Winner Sawyer Fredericks Eventually Wants To Get A Tattoo, Take Our Poll And Tell Us What You Think He Should Get!

Sawyer Fredericks revealed during a Twitter Q&A he wants to get a tattoo. Take our poll to tell us what tattoo idea the musician should go with!

Calum Hood

Why Did 5SOS' Bassist Thank His Fans On Twitter For Allowing Him To Make His Dad 'Proud'?

5SOS' Melbourne gig really touched Calum Hood's heart. Find out why here!

Sawyer Fredericks

Latest 'Voice' Winner Shares Pictures From The Studio With His 'Enthusiastic Team'

Peep pictures from the studio with 'Voice' winner Sawyer Fredericks!

Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor

Katrina Kaif & Ranbir Kapoor Spotted At Birthday Bash

Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor were spotted in Mumbai celebrating actor Arjun Kapoor's birthday.

Latest News

Nikolas' new control of ELQ causes major problems on the June 24, 2015 episode of 'General Hospital'

Nikolas Stirs Up Trouble For Elizabeth & Jake On 'General Hospital'

Knowing that Jake is really Jason will give Nikolas some more leverage.

Calum Hood

What Is Calum Hood Hoping To Eat While Home In Sydney?

5 Seconds of Summer is refueling for the North American leg of their tour by spending some downtime in their hometown of Sydney, Australia.

Jennifer Morrison

Will 'Once Upon a Time' Have a Time Jump In Season 5?

Things are apparently picking up where they left off with Emma.

Jessica Capshaw

Jessica Capshaw Extends Contract With 'Grey's Anatomy' Until May 2018

Dr. Arizona Robbins appears to be sticking around Grey Sloan Memorial for quite some time on 'Grey's Anatomy'.

Finn Wittrock

'American Horror Story' Star Finn Wittrock Talks Butt Shots, 'It's Basically In The Contract'

Going naked on 'American Horror Story' basically comes with the territory.

Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Families End Feud 'In Honor Of Krissi'

In light of Bobbi Kristina Brown's dire situation, her families have decided to stop feuding and come together.

Caroline and Maya have some harsh words for one another on the June 30, 2015 episode of 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Maya & Caroline Have An Epic Final Blowout On 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

The two women will finally work at burying the hatchet after gettig in some final digs at one another.

Big Sean

Big Sean Breaks Silence On Ariana Grande Split, 'No Mistakes, Only Lessons'

Big Sean had a few words about his split with Ariana Grande and former fiancée Naya Rivera.

Sawyer Fredericks & Others

Who Does The Latest 'Voice' Winner's Mom Regard As 'Absolutely Wonderful' From The Show?

Sawyer Fredericks' mom Kirsten recently dished some deets about her son's upcoming album and more.

Mehgan James

New 'BBWLA' Star Mehgan James Ready To Turn Up Drama With Draya Michele

Newcomer Mehgan James speaks on drama Draya Michele on VH1's 'Basketball Wives LA.'

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez Next Fight: Miguel Cotto Almost Guaranteed To Fight In The Fall? [VIDEO]

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez are still ironing out details, but a fall showdown looks like it's happening

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor Next Fight: Jose Aldo's Teammate Delivers Bad News, Chad Mendes Talks Smack [VIDEO]

Jose Aldo's training partner won't guarantee that Aldo can fight through the pain on July 11.

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Next Fight: Shawn Porter Not An Option Because 'Money' Ducks Black Fighters? [VIDEO]

Shawn Porter's father Kenny says Mayweather is ducking his son like he has always ducked black fighters in their prime.

Mick Foley

Kevin Owens WWE Rumors: Mick Foley Praises NXT Champion, 'Faster, Stronger Version Of Me' [VIDEO]

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley sung the praises of NXT Champion Kevin Owens, calling him a "faster, stronger version of me."

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Larry Nance 'Terrified' Of Kobe Bryant's Reaction To 'Rapist' Tweet [VIDEO]

Los Angeles Lakers 2015 draft pick Larry Nance Jr. said he was "terrified" of texting Kobe Bryant about his "rapist" tweet from 2012.

Albert Pujols

MLB Home Run Derby 2015 Rumors: Albert Pujols To Compete? 'It Would Be The Last One' [VIDEO]

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols said he'd be open to competing in the Home Run Derby if he is a part of the All-Star Game.

Rusev

Rusev & Summer Rae WWE Rumors: Couple Reacts To Dolph Ziggler & Lana Situation [VIDEO]

Rusev and Summer Rae spoke about their storyline with Lana and Dolph Ziggler.

DeMarcus Cousins

Sacramento Kings Rumors: John Calipari Could Replace George Karl? Owner Attempting To Void Coach's Contract

The Sacramento Kings-George Karl-DeMarcus Cousins circus remains open, with Kentucky head coach John Calipari joining the fun.

Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev Next Fight: 'Krusher' Calls Adonis Stevenson A Piece Of S--t And Welcomes Andre Ward Bout [VIDEO]

Sergey Kovalev had extremely harsh words for Adonis Stevenson, is moving on to Andre Ward?

Dolph Ziggler

WWE Rumors: Dolph Ziggler Hasn't Re-Signed? Conflicting News Over The Showoff's Contract Status [VIDEO]

Amid reports that Dolph Ziggler re-signed with the WWE, The Showoff revealed that he in fact hasn't inked a new deal.

Real Time Analytics