Fans react with fury on social media as Floyd Mayweather flouts lockdown rules to go sparring


‘Nice social distancing’: Fans react with fury on social media as Floyd Mayweather flouts lockdown rules to go sparring in the ring with his team of trainers

  • Floyd Mayweather shared a video of himself at his boxing gym on Saturday
  • The clip shows the 43-year-old getting ready for sparring with his team
  • Las Vegas is currently under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus crisis 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Floyd Mayweather has drawn criticism after ignoring lockdown rules to train and spar with members of his team at his boxing gym in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The 43-year-old took to Instagram to share a video of himself getting ready to enter the ring, being helped by several members of his team.

The short clip sees a man wearing a face mask but no gloves as he applies Vaseline to the retired boxer’s face before another helps him strap on his gloves.

Mayweather was joined by several members of his team at his boxing gym

Floyd Mayweather shared a video of himself getting ready for sparring on Saturday night 

Another member of his tea helps him pick out the right pair of gloves

Some of those present were wearing face masks but not all

Mayweather was helped by several members of his team as he prepared to enter the ring

Wearing full head gear it was clear that Mayweather, who continues to be linked with another return, was about to engage in some sparring.

However, rather than be excited by the sight of the 50-0 fighter back in his boxing attire, many fans were left unimpressed with Las Vegas under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus.

Former British super lightweight champion Ashley Theophane shared the video to his Twitter page and the replies mainly centred around Mayweather’s apparent disregard for the pandemic. 

‘Nice social distancing,’ wrote one as another questioned why everyone has to stay at home away from non-essential work apart from him. 

Another simply wrote ‘guy wearing a face mask but applying Vaseline with no gloves on’, accompanied by a laughter emoticon.   

To date, Nevada has recorded 206 deaths due to Covid-19 and over 4,000 confirmed cases.

The United States has been worst hit by the virus with over 50,000 fatalities and nearly one million cases to date.  

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