Mayweather Faces Another Lawsuit
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken another hit after a 21-year-old man sued him for battery, among other charges, over an altercation that allegedly occurred at the Palms Casino Resort more than a year ago.
In papers filed Friday in a Las Vegas state court, Anthony Cliff said that when he chanced upon Mayweather at the valet parking of the Casino on March 27, 2010, he asked him about a possible fight with pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao. The question apparently irked Mayweather, who allegedly accused Cliff of being disrespectful. Mayweather then ordered his body guards to attack Cliff, who claimed that he fell to the ground after being hit. Cliff also alleged in the complaint that the bodyguards continued to kick him even after he hit on the ground.
Cliff’s lawyer said his client wants justice to be served. “At the end of the day there needs to be justice,” said Afshin Tadayon, Cliff’s lawyer. “You can’t have people out there who do this sort of thing.” Mayweather’s camp has yet to comment about the latest lawsuit to be lodged against the five-division champion, who is currently preparing for a November fight against WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz.