Even after retiring from boxing, it appears that Floyd Mayweather can’t stay away from the sport that he loves. In light of Chris Brown and Soulja Boy’s online feud, Mayweather has agreed to train the “Crank Dat” rapper in preparation for his bout with the R&B crooner.
His decision to align himself with Soulja Boy comes after he decided to promote the fight on his Instagram. The poster features both Brown and Soulja on the card and it has the official stamp of the boxer’s promotion company, Mayweather Promotions, as the ones endorsing the event.
After he put the poster up on his Instagram, Soulja Boy reposted the photo and hyped up the star-studded match on his page. “It’s going down! Signed my contract I’m leaving the fight with $1,000,000 I got the best ever my big bro @floydmayweather training me damn—— #TMT #SODMG March in Vegas !! On TV,” Soulja wrote.
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To prove that Mayweather was indeed signing on to be his trainer, Soulja posted a picture of him and the boxer on his Instagram earlier Thursday (Jan. 5). Afterwards, he posted a video alongside him, as he continued to talk trash about his March fight against Brown. “Me and my trainer/big brother @floydmayweather #TMT it’s official!!,” reads his caption.
Things escalated once Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend and baby mama Nia Guzman got involved. She posted a picture of their daughter Royalty on her Instagram and tagged Floyd Mayweather and his crew The Money Team. To several Instagram followers, her move signaled her allegiance to Mayweather and Soulja Boy. Soulja reposted the picture on his page, while Guzman deleted it from her account.
In an interview with TMZ, Guzman said the photo was harmless and that Mayweather has been “investing in Royalty’s future.” Brown responded with harsh words toward Soulja Boy and urged his camp to move the fight up after finding out that Royalty has been used as a pawn throughout this fiasco.
“Seriously, we gon’ set up this fight,” Brown said. “It’s gonna be professional. You could do all that, but one thing you gotta stop doing my n—a — I’mma be real with you — stop bringing my daughter into this, my n—a.”