Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather's Beef May Stem From a 2001 Las Vegas Police Raid

This may be why Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather don't like one another.

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Earlier this week, Mike Tyson revealed that he's not a big fan of Floyd Mayweather. Iron Mike was asked to respond to Mayweather's claim that he's a better boxer than Muhammad Ali was, and he called Mayweather "delusional." He also referred to Mayweather as "a very small, scared man." It was clear that Tyson wasn't happy with what Mayweather said.

But according to Boxing Junkie, there's another reason why Tyson may not be a big Mayweather fan. They just released a report indicating that Mayweather may have played a role in a police raid that took place at Tyson's Las Vegas home back in 2001. In their report, they spoke with Tyson's former assistant Darryl Francis about the alleged incident, which Tyson wrote about in his 2013 book, Undisputed Truth.

Francis claims Mayweather instructed a woman to file a police report against Tyson, saying that he had kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. That led to police storming Tyson's home and tearing it apart. And while Tyson and Mayweather were reportedly friendly prior to that happening, their friendship ceased to exist after Tyson was told by several people that Mayweather had instructed the woman to go to police because he was upset that Tyson was seeing her.

"Some serious people said it," Tyson told Boxing Junkie, before adding that he's never been able to find evidence to link Mayweather to the raid. "I'm good with it now…You can forgive, but you have to remember."

Boxing Junkie attempted to track down the woman who went to police in 2001, but she did not return phone calls to them. Her aunt did speak with the site, though, and seemed to indicate that there was some level of truth to the story.

"A lot of that I know," she said, when told about the allegations Francis made, "but I don't want to tell it. I would rather her tell her own story."

You can read the full report here. The whole thing sounds incredibly crazy. But it's actually so crazy that it might just be true.


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[via Boxing Junkie]

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