Floyd Mayweather Jr

Do Legal Troubles Make Floyd Mayweather the New Tyson?

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (41-0, 25 KOs) continues to attract new opponents these days, though not the kind so many fight fans are calling for the undefeated boxer to face. Lately these Mayweather adversaries have been more plentiful outside of the sport of boxing.

Mayweather faces so many legal fights, criminal and civil, that fighting in a ring again seems like it must be his last priority. From gunshots aimed at scaring a Mayweather critic outside a skating rink, to allegations of Floyd poking a security guard, to the most serious charges of threatening his ex-girlfriend and children, Mayweather's implication in criminal acts seems like it is becoming a constant item in the news.

Other opponents are also invoking the civil courts to take Mayweather to task. Mayweather's own neighborhood is now revolting against the boxing superstar and seeking an injunction to stop the upscale community resident from breaking the rules and getting away with it. Southern Highlands Estates is also seeking $10,000 in damages from Mayweather. 

Parking violations appear to be the main bone of contention in the lawsuit, as Mayweather's lavish parties often attract a large amount of guests. Rather then build a private parking garage or construct a longer driveway, Mayweather has avoided the issue almost as much as he's been dodging a fight with Manny Pacquiao in recent years. Rather than pay for the parking violations and refrain from repeating them, Mayweather allegedly took matters into his own hands, and a security guard wound up getting more than a wag of the finger from the welterweight great

Also named as offenses in the suit: Mayweather's alleged mistreatment of other security guards operating in the neighborhood, his refusal to put a transponder on his vehicle, and his refusal to identify himself to security personnel. Mayweather lives in a sprawling manse and should consider himself lucky it's in a gated community. For him to be involved in any fashion in undermining the security staff's authority and thereby angering his other well-off neighbors he seems to be asking for trouble.

Mayweather should also consider himself lucky that in his neighborhood he seems to be the greatest threat for the community to have to deal with. If only his real life was a reality show like Survivor. Then, the people he lives among could simply "vote him off the island." Instead they will likely have to spend much more than the 10,000 dollars they are asking for in relief just to get Mayweather's undivided attention in this matter. As for forcing compliance, Mayweather's shown a penchant for acting "above the law" in recent months. Dragging him into civil court is no way to get him to straighten up and fly right.

On the bright side, though, legal bills don't pay for themselves. Perhaps all this courtroom trouble will cost enough cash to inspire Mayweather to start fighting for real again, in an actual ring in front of an audience outside a courtroom. Only time will tell. 

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