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Flawed Mayweather seeks perfect ending to career

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather has lived a far from perfect life but the fighter known as "Money Man" will have the chance to cap an unprecedented boxing career on Saturday when he puts his 49-0 record on the line against Conor McGregor.

While the 40-year-old American has been a monument to perfection in the ring, his pursuit of an equally accomplished life away from it ended long ago.

Despite being at the top of Forbes list of highest-paid athletes several times, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has also sparred with the US Internal Revenue Service with reports he was forced to fight Conor McGregor to pay off a tax debt. Steve Marcus, Las Vegas Sun/Reuters
But it is the fighter, not the flawed man, fans will pay thousands of dollars to watch at T-Mobile Arena when Mayweather faces the crude and charismatic mixed martial arts champion for what is being hyped as the richest prize fight of all-time.

In the buildup to the bout, Mayweather rattled off a list of boxing greats who have tried and failed to beat him including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Arturo Gatti.

The police, however, have a much less flattering view of Mayweather as the boxer was accused over one 10-year stretch of assaulting five women on at least seven different occasions, including a 2010 incident resulting in a 90-day prison sentence.

Author: Steve Keating, Reuters
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/26/17/flawed-mayweather-seeks-perfect-ending-to-career

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