A video from Seconds Out’s YouTube channel, shows Floyd Mayweather talking about forgetting a boxer he had once sparred with.
Not anything too alarming when you think of how many boxers Mayweather may have sparred within the entirety of his boxing career. He stated, “It was some little fighter talking about who was he? He (Jose Zepeda) sparred with me. Okay, well, my thing is this, I’m proud of him for his victory. But if you’ve done something spectacular, when you sparred with me, I’m going to remember you. Now, I’m human and one thing that we can’t play with is memory loss.”
Having dealt with the loss of his grandmother and uncle due to deteriorating memory and his father, who is currently experiencing it, Mayweather didn’t leave it off the table for himself.
“My grandmother died from it, my uncle Roger died from it. My daddy’s going through it so I’m only human, so if I can have a little memory loss, it’s possible.”
Boxing, as a sport, can give repetitive brain trauma that can lead to different ailments or diseases of the brain. However, Mayweather stated confidently, that although he may be experiencing it, what he’s leaving behind is much more valuable.
“I built generational wealth for my children and my family. So, if I am going through that, they’re going to make sure that I am okay.”