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Before you read the headline of this story and get the impression that Laila Ali isn't a fan of Floyd Mayweather, we should tell you that she is a supporter of his. Even though he recently said that he feels he's a better fighter than Muhammad Ali was and even though he has a troubled past when it comes to the issue of domestic violence, Ali appeared on the CBS Sports show We Need to Talk this week and said that she has a relationship with the entire Mayweather family.
However, Ali also spoke very candidly about how she thinks Mayweather needs help. It sounds like she thinks the money Mayweather has made over the years has turned him into a "broken person." And she admitted that she's often thought about contacting Mayweather just to check up on him.
"There have been times I've wanted to reach out to him and have a conversation with him, because I see a little boy even though he's a grown man," she said. "I see a broken person. I know when you have money and you have 'power' and you have all these yes people around you, sometimes you don't have that person to pull you aside and give it to you straight. So every once in awhile, I'm just like, 'You know what? I need to reach out to Floyd and I need to have a conversation with him.' Because I don't hate him. I dislike the way that he acts. I dislike the way that he treats people. And obviously, I'm definitely not down with this beating on women because that's very cowardly. But…he needs somebody to reach out to him and guide him."
You can watch Ali talk about her thoughts on Floyd towards the end of the clip below:
Oh, and just in case you're wondering, Ali has Manny Pacquiao winning the fight on Saturday night:
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[via CBS Sports]