News: Floyd Mayweather Sr. To Prep Drake Or Chris Brown For Fight? "[He] Could Receive Some Training From A Boxing Legend"

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 11:03PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s father, Floyd Mayweather, Sr., is reportedly in talks to help train either R&B singer Chris Brown or Young Money's Drake if they participate in a potential multi-million dollar match.

Details of the possiblie training opportunity emerged over the weekend.

If Drake accepts an offer to fight Chris Brown for $5 million, the Canadian rapper could receive some training from a boxing legend to help him prepare for the bout. RumorFix has learned exclusively that Celebrity Boxing guru Damon Feldman has signed Floyd Mayweather Sr. to train either Brown or Drake for the bout. Mayweather Sr. is of course, the father of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. (RumorFix)

Last week, Chris Breezy playfully said he would knuckle up against Drizzy.

We hope Drake has been hitting the gym because Chris Brown has accepted an offer to fight the Canadian rapper, RumorFix is the first to report. One of our photographers caught up with Brown on Wednesday morning when he was asked if he would accept boxing promoter Damon Feldman's offer to square off in the ring against his nemesis. Brown did not hesistate for a moment when he shot back, "Yeah, I would. I would." Feldman and wealthy entrepreneur Alki David say they will pay the winner of the fight $9 million, and the loser, a cool $1 million. Until now, both rappers had remained mum about the offer but Brown broke his silence this week with our cameras rolling. (RumorFix)

Reports of the pricey bout heated up the Internet a few weeks ago.

As fans continue to buzz about Chris Brown and Drake's bottle-throwing battle in a Manhattan nightclub earlier this month, a promoter is offering the entertainers $1 million each to duke it out in the ring, the New York Daily News reports. Boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells the newspaper that billionaire bottling heir Alki David has offered to bankroll the bout and that he'll sweeten the purse with an extra $1 million for charity if the two agree to lace up the gloves and fight one on one. (Detroit Free Press)

The event would take place in either two locations around late August.

Mr. Feldman said he has the financial backing of Alki David, a digital entrepreneur who has agreed to pay the singers for their appearances and to donate $1 million to a charity that helps abused women. The fight would be staged in Las Vegas or Los Angeles on Aug. 25. If they accept the challenge, Drake and Mr. Brown would fight three one-minute rounds, wearing oversize 24 ounce gloves and headgear to limit the risk of injury. (New York Times)

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