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Mickey Bey Erupts Over Parting of Ways With Floyd Mayweather

Former world champion Mickey Bey came out swinging with respect to his parting of ways with Mayweather Promotions, which is owned by former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

In recent months, several fighters under the Mayweather Promotions banner have expressed their frustration at being inactive or not getting enough fights.

Even one of Mayweather's biggest company stars, WBA super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis, has been very vocal with his personal displeasure with Mayweather.  

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A few boxers have already departed Mayweather Promotions due to inactivity.

Bey (22-2-1, 10 KOs) has been inactive since 2016, when he lost a twelve round split decision to Rances Barthelemy.

“I need a promoter. I need to fight,” said Bey to Boxing News.

“How can you go from being a world champion to sitting on your ass for two years not doing a thing when the people looking after you are some of the biggest names in the sport of boxing? I want to fight, but I’ve been so badly managed over these last two years so I’m at the point now where I have to find another direction because this is a short career.”

According to Bey, his activity and attention in the company was largely dependent on personal relationships with Mayweather and some of his close supporters.

While not revealing the exact names, Bey indicates that certain acquaintances and business associates have influence over Mayweather's decisions as a promoter - and if one of those individuals has a beef with a particular fighter - then the fighter in question will be placed on the shelf.

“Floyd is the ruler. He makes every decision,” said Bey.

“Underneath him is people with false roles but they have Floyd’s ear and if you ain’t cool with them then you ain’t cool with Floyd. One of them has caused so much s**t for myself when he was managing my career and this has got back to Floyd leaving me essentially blackballed. They won’t let me fight, they won’t put me on no shows, my career was going nowhere. You stay quiet and play along hoping it’ll sort itself out, but two years on and where the f**k am I heading.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 06-24-2018

Floyd is trying to make a go at it as a promoter. Maybe this goes like his career- starts slow, grows slow, then eventually he gets the big fight and uses that to jump start his rise to the top.…

Comment by Ray* on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18883611][/QUOTE] I see him giving Prince Naseem Hamed credit for bringing paydays to the lower weight class at 3:30

Comment by Illmatic94 on 06-24-2018

You can call him salty, a bum or old. you can call him all three. but it's very hard to argue against his argument that Floyd is a shxt promoter. Two years on the shelf.. might as well retire.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;18887329]I wouldn't be surprised if floyd did buy him spot in Vegas after the first incident Tank had in Bmore. Even at 23 he should be mature enough to realize he has the potential to make millions of he stays…

Comment by Ake-Dawg on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18887312]Not moving is a sign of immaturity! And then again, he's 23![/QUOTE] I wouldn't be surprised if floyd did buy him spot in Vegas after the first incident Tank had in Bmore. Even at 23 he should be mature enough…

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