Floyd Mayweather Jr. was recently inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Moreover, the former champ was overcome with emotion while accepting the honor.
Mayweather was inducted as a part of the class of 2021. Notably, the ceremonies in 2020 and 2021 did not materialize due to the pandemic.
Additionally, Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, Wladimir Klitschko, and Andre Ward were also inducted during the event.
‘TBE’ fought back tears while accepting the honor. He mentioned that the Hall of Fame induction was the greatest thing he has achieved in his life.
Mayweather also dedicated the honor to his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr.
He said, “I want to thank the International Boxing Hall of Fame for giving me this. This right here is going to my dad because he deserves it.”
Meanwhile, Ali comforted the emotionally overpowered Mayweather, providing him a much-deserved shoulder of support.
Boxing fans took to social media to share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s emotional reaction.
User @Fabian6915 mentioned that Mayweather might have cried while reminiscing about his uncle Roger Mayweather.
User @armaniaxrp paid a tribute to Mayweather by calling him, "The greatest boxing fighter to ever do it."