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article imageMayweather dealing with murder-suicide, prepares for Pacquiao

By Marcus Hondro     Dec 17, 2014 in Sports
The father of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Floyd Mayweather Sr., once a pro boxer himself, said that he's spoken with his son since the murder-suicide of Earl Hayes and Stephanie Moseley. He said his son is dealing with it as best he can.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was talking to Hayes on Facetime on that Monday morning when Hayes, from his apartment in L.A., told Mayweather that he was going to kill his wife and then turn the gun on himself. He was angry, it appears, about an alleged affair his wife had with rapper Trey Songz. Mayweather tried to talk Hayes out of it but was unsuccessful.
"I don't think you can ever get something like that out of your head," the elder Mayweather told media. "Sometimes, it's not on your brain or on your conscience, but now and then, it's going to come back to your mind."
Mayweather Jr. did not see the shooting, Hayes left the conversation and shot Moseley while she was in the bathtub, but he could hear the eight to 10 shots being fired, he told police. It's unclear if when Hayes came back to the conversation if he then shot himself in front of the screen or if, again, Mayweather only heard the shots. The LAPD burst into the room shortly after Hayes killed himself.
Mayweather eyes Manny Pacquiao
In the midst of dealing with all of this, Mayweather and his management team are trying to find an opponent for Mayweather for a May 2 fight in Las Vegas. Rumors are that they are taking to Manny Pacquiao and the fight between the two pound for pound superstars will finally materialize on that date, but they've been close before.
Mayweather Jr. has squashed the notion of him fighting British champ Amir Khan, saying Khan isn't well enough known outside of boxing circles, though Khan is clamoring for the bout. Mayweather Sr. said such a fight would be "just a payday" and nothing more. "To tell you the truth, I think Floyd can mix Amir Khan's head up and pick him apart," Mayweather Sr. said.
Meanwhile, his son, who had a hard childhood growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, thanks in part to his father's drug habits and lengthy time in jail, continues to work at getting past having playing an unwitting role in a tragedy.
"He's going to be dealing with that for a while," Mayweather Sr. said. "I don't know how he gets over something like that, to tell you the truth. Some people do, some people don't. I'm not in any position to speak on it but I think little Floyd is strong enough to get past it."
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