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.
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.”