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Mayweather rules out 2020 fight after two  tragic family deaths

Fight fans had been hoping he might agree a rematch against Conor McGregor this year

 

Floyd Mayweather’s return to the ring looks unlikely after the star was overwhelmed by two crushing losses in his family.

Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend Josie Harris, who is the mother of his three children, was found dead in her car last week, while his uncle Roger who trained his nephew for 12 years passed away at the age of 58 on Wednesday.

The undefeated fighter had been teasing a comeback after last facing Conor McGregor in a mega fight in 2017, with rumours that he could be set to clash against the Irishman again this year.

Another huge rematch against Manny Pacquiao had also been mooted, but TMZ report that Mayweather will put those ambitions on the backburner as he comes to terms with his grief.

Harris was found dead outside her home in Valencia, Los Angeles County, on March 10, with the pair sharing a tense relationship after dating between 1995 and 2010.

At the end of their time together Mayweather was convicted of domestic violence against her and served two months in prison.

‘I was a battered woman,’ Harris said in 2014. ‘I felt embarrassed about saying I was a battered woman. I felt shame. I felt like it was my fault. What did I do? I didn’t understand what a battered woman was at that time.

But Mayweather, who has never lost in 50 fights, claimed in 2015 that the violence was merely him trying to restrain Harris because she was on drugs – an accusation Harris denied.

A second money-spinning fight against Manny Pacquaio will also have to be put to one side

In the wake of her death he posted a series of pictures of himself with her on Instagram, including one with the caption ‘my baby’.

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His second loss in as many weeks was also devastating as he mourned for his uncle Roger, who played a huge role in his career. He was in his corner for 34 of his fights to help him remain unbeaten and conquer the divisions.

‘My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,’ Mayweather Jr said after his death.

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