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Floyd Mayweather: ‘Pacquiao Is Denying People A Chance To See the Biggest Fight Ever’

News broke of the highly-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao early Thursday (Jan. 7) being called off, and it's got fans in an uproar.

However, boxing fans are divided over who is to blame for the match not coming to fruition. Some feel Mayweather is trying to dodge the Filipino fighter in fear of tarnishing his perfect record, while others think Pac-Man is worried about what might show up in his drug test.

Mayweather released a statement late Thursday addressing the recent news, claiming he did everything he could to meet Pacquiao halfway but its been nearly impossible.

"Throughout this whole process I have remained patient, but at this point, I am thoroughly disgusted that Pacquiao and his representatives are trying to blame me for the fight not happening when clearly the blame is on them," the boxer said.

Regardless of how it looks to fans, Mayweather says he wants to fight, and says his offer––which includes the drug testing stipulations––still stands.

"First and foremost, not only do I want to fight Manny Pacquiao, I want to whip his punk ass," he said. "Before the mediation, my team proposed a 14-day, no blood testing window leading up to the fight, but it was rejected. I am still proposing the 14-day window but he is still unwilling to agree to it, even though this is obviously a fair compromise on my part, as I wanted the testing to be up until the fight and he wanted a 30-day cut-off. The truth is he just doesn't want to take the tests."

According to Mayweather, it's Pacquiao who is taking the mega-fight away from fans, not him.

"In my opinion it is Manny Pacquiao and his team who are denying the people a chance to see the biggest fight ever," Mayweather concluded. "I know the people will see through their smokescreens and lies. I am ready to fight and sign the contract. Manny needs to stop making his excuses, step up and fight."

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Tee Grizzley Commemorates Aunt Who Was Fatally Shot In Detroit

On Tuesday (Aug. 20), Tee Grizzley’s aunt, Jobina “JB” Brown, was fatally shot in Detroit, Michigan. Brown and the rapper, who she managed, were riding in a Chrysler together at the time of the attack. Two other men were also in the car, ages 25 and 34, when their vehicle came to a stop and bullets from an unknown direction began.

Upon arrival at the hospital, Brown, 41, was pronounced dead. Recently, Grizzley took to Instagram to commemorate his aunt. “Since I was 12 we been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me????” he wrote. “Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much.”

The Wayne County Medical Examiner ruled Brown’s death as a homicide, The Detroit News reports. An investigation by Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit is currently underway as the search for the suspect continues.

 

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Since I was 12 We been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me???? Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much 💔

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Jeezy Test Drives Job As Meteorologist On The Weather Channel

In promotion of his latest studio album, TM104: Legend Of The Snowman, the Atlanta native took to The Weather Channel in his hometown to give viewers the prognosis for the week. Since climate change is ramping up day by day, Jeezy didn’t hesitate when he saw the forecast predicted a chance of snow everyday.

The weather man recently debuted the aforementioned album to fanfare. In recent interviews, he mentioned this is his last album with Def Jam and rounds out his Thug Motivation series which began in 2005.

TM104 features CeeLo Green, Queen Naija, Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, Gunna, Rick Ross and more. “All the records that I did, even the ones that didn’t make the album, they were all true to me,” he said to Billboard. “It’s what true thug motivation means. Just like everything that I’ve done, I put my heart into it like it was my first album. Like it was my first ad-lib. Like it was my first rodeo.”

Is it supposed to snow in Atlanta tonight? That's what Meteorologist @Jeezy says… ⛄ pic.twitter.com/UyrqV76DLO

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 23, 2019

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Florida Gunman Convicted Of Manslaughter In Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

A Florida jury convicted a white gunman of killing an unarmed black father during an argument over a parking space. Jurors deliberated for more than six hours before finding Michael Drejka guilty of manslaughter in the July 2018 shooting death of Markeis McGlockton.

McGlockton, 28, was gunned down in front of his 5-year-old son in the parking lot of a Circle K gas station. The father of three was coming to his girlfriend’s defense after she was confronted by Drejka for parking in a handicap space while McGlockton ran into the store. Drejka, who alleged self-defense, claimed that he opened fire after McGlockton took “one step” towards him and shoved him. Drejka attempted to use Florida’s Stand Your Ground law to justify the fatal shooting, and saw no fault in his actions.

“I followed the law the way I thought the law was supposed to be followed. I cleared every hurdle that the law had to put in front of me,” he told a local news station last year.

Prosecutors argued that Drejka provoked the confrontation and video surveillance confirmed that McGlockton was backing away from Drejka. The state’s self-defense argument doesn’t apply if the shooter caused the altercation.

Drejka, who faces up to 30 years in prison, had no reaction to the verdict, CBS News reports. He remains held without bond and is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 10.

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