A new controversy is brewing for five-division world champion boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. After it was reported that Mayweather could be facing serious charges for his involvement in the alleged beating of two men, the victims in question have now produced X-ray photos showing injuries they sustained from the attack. TMZ posted the images on their site on March 14 and the pictures seem to show a broken arm and a snapped pinkie, which are just a few of the alleged injuries suffered by the two men.
Gossip site TMZ first broke the story of the Floyd Mayweather beating on March 12. An excerpt from the report read: "Floyd Mayweather allegedly orchestrated a savage attack on two of his employees he suspected of stealing his jewelry...the men claim they were contacted several weeks ago and instructed to meet Floyd at an off-site location."
The report continues....."When the men arrived, they claim Floyd was waiting for them -- along with a number of his "people" -- who proceeded to beat the living crap out of them with various weapons, including clubs."
TMZ says the attack was so brutal that the men could easily have died, adds the publication. The two men have reportedly hired a lawyer.
Several sources have stepped forward to say that TMZ's story is simply a rumor. On March 14, NY Daily News claimed they spoke with Las Vegas police and they were told the following statement:
“As of right now, the bureau commander over there is not aware of any complaint that has been officially filed,”said Laura Meltzer, a public information officer for the Las Vegas police.“So again, if this is a victim who is choosing not to come forward and make a report - then that’s up to the victim to do. We don’t have any say in that. There is no criminal complaint on file so there is no reason to go and contact Mr. Mayweather.”
For now, it can not be ruled out that the beating incident is entirely false as Mayweather nor the alleged victims have yet to come forward to publicly address the matter.
The complaint comes at a bad time for Floyd, because in just a few weeks he has a bout of the utmost importance when he faces Argentina's Marcos "Chino" Maidana in Las Vegas on May 3.
This is not the first time that "Pretty Boy" finds himself in trouble. In 2012, he had to serve a sentence of 90 days in jail for domestic violence.