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Floyd Mayweather Calls Out Mosley, Pacquiao; Says He's Better Than Ali

On a Thursday evening (April 22) media round up that included VIBE, multi-divisional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in rare form. During the telephone conference call, the unplugged pugilist, who is set to fight three-time division champion Shane Mosley on May 1, said his future opponent is not even in his class, pointing out his past steroid use, of which Mosely used during his 2003 win against Oscar De La Hoya.

“Shane is a solid welterweight,” the undefeated Mayweather began diplomatically. “But I don’t know where I would put Mosely. I can’t see how a guy could call himself great or putting himself as a future hall-of-famer. This is a guy…we don’t know how long he was taking enhancement drugs. He’s been around the sport for a long, long time. He’s done some things in this sport. But he’s a fighter that always worries about landing one big shot. And I worry about being smart and winning. When Shane punches, a lot of times he closes his eyes. We are two totally different fighters.”

When Mayweather’s attention turned to rival Manny Pacquiao, who like Pretty Boy has been called boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighter today, the brazen talent ripped, “Manny Pacquiao struggled twice with [Juan Manuel] Marquez, which we know he really lost. And we know he’s been knocked out twice. He’s been out-boxed by Erik Morales, but they still give him Boxer of the Decade. So that’s something I don’t understand. He beat a Miguel Cotto that was stretched by me. I’m trying to find out what it really is.” Mayweather then insinuated Pacquiao’s own performance enhancement drug usage. “All I’m saying is if you are a clean athlete, take a test,” he said. “Show the world. I’m a natural.”

But perhaps Mayweather’s most eyebrow-raising comment came when he proclaimed he was the superior fighter to storied middleweight boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson and the first three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali—who is often universally praised as the greatest fighter of all time. “Why not?” he explained. “I take my hat off to them. I got respect for Sugar Ray Robinson; I got respect for Muhammad Ali. But I’m a man just like they’re a man. I put on my pants on just like they [do]. What makes them any better than I am? Because they fought 1000 fights and my era is totally different. It’s pay-per-view now, so things change. It’s out with the old, in with the new. Muhammad was one hell of a fighter. But Floyd Mayweather is the best. Sugar Ray Robinson was one hell of a fighter, but Floyd Mayweather is the best.”

Mayweather Jr. (40-0, 25 KOs) and Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) will square up at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for a welterweight pay-per-view super fight that most certainly will produce drama.—Keith Murphy

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Tory Lanez Sued Over Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artists and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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