The legal woes of undefeated American boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not about to end soon. This developed after Mayweather was recently sued to a civil case for allegedly orchestrating a shooting attack on two men two years back outside a a Las Vegas skating rink. The lawsuit was filed by Quincey Williams and Damien Bland also accuses Mayweather, Ocie Harris and others of making threats since the attack.
In filing the case on Tuesday, the two victims asked the court t o stop Mayweather and other defendants from contacting them and pay them for damages for the attack. The plaintiffs said they now live in “immediate and mortal fear” of being hurt by Mayweather and the other people they say are responsible for the shooting. Harris who is accused as the gunman already denied the accusation in his court trial earlier.
Mayweather represented by Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, denied any liability or involvement in the shooting incident. “As in most civil cases this is just another attempt to extort money,” Ellerbe said. “An educated observer would examine the background of these individuals and immediately question their credibility,” Ellerbe added.
Mayweather is a five-division world champion, where he has won ten world titles, including the lineal championship in two different weight classes. He is a two-time The Ring “Fighter of the Year” winning the award in 1998 and 2007, and also Boxing Writers Associa tion of America (BWAA) “Fighter of the Year” in 2007. Currently, Mayweather is the WBC Emeritus World Super Welterweight Champion.
He was formerly rated as the “number one” pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, BoxRec.com, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BBC Sports and Yahoo! Sports but was removed from the rankings due to retirement and currently due to inactivity.