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Floyd Mayweather's son calls his father a 'coward,' discusses abuse against his mother

Floyd Mayweather's son Koraun, now 14, spoke about the night his father assaulted his mother in 2010.

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In a pretty eye-opening piece from USA Today, Koraun Mayweather, the 14-year-old son of pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather, describes his father as a "coward," and discusses the night that he saw his father beating his mother, Josie Harris, for which Mayweather eventually served some brief jail time in 2012.

"(My dad) said to lock my door and stay in my room," Koraun said, speaking softly but clearly as he sat beside Harris. "I sat there and thought about what I was going to do next. Just for like a minute."

Koraun's first action was to alert Harris' friend Georgia Parker, who lived in a guesthouse in the back of the property, that his mother was being attacked. Parker did not believe him, Koraun said.

"So I ran and I tried to go through the front door to go to the (security) gate," Koraun said. "But then his friend (McNair) came through the door and blocked off the stairway for me to go through.

"Then I went back into my room and locked the door and then ran back out my bathroom and then hopped over the gate and went to the main entrance gate. I just told (the guard) that my mom was getting hurt and to call the ambulance and the police."

... Koraun says recalling the attack on his mother still makes him angry, yet the most difficult part to cope with has been Mayweather's refusal to admit to his actions.

"He is a coward," Koraun said, and he hugged his mom.

Zion Mayweather, who was just 9 years old at the time of the attack, also made a statement to police, and despite Mayweather's claims that there were "no pictures," Harris says that a detective did take photos, which is verified on the police report, but she was never given those photos.

Go and read the full article, which goes into much deeper detail on this situation and a number of other things about Mayweather, none of which paint him in a particularly good light.

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