There’s a lot the world doesn’t know about Koraun Mayweather, the eldest child of the now-retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and his former girlfriend, Josie Harris. While not much is known about him, the world has come to be intrigued by the personality of the young man who could be described as confident, brave, and strong. From being honest about his relationship with his father to recounting horrible events of domestic abuse on his mother and even calling out a few popular people on social media, it’s inspiring how a person so young could have a voice so powerful. In this article, we explore 5 things you surely did not know about Koraun Mayweather.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Koraun Mayweather
1. Koraun Mayweather has a Total of Three Siblings
Koraun Mayweather was welcomed to the world on the 17th of November 1999. While it is not clear where exactly he was born, Floyd’s first son was born in the United States of America. He has two full siblings; Zion and Jirah Mayweather and a half-sister, Iyanna, who his father had from his relationship with Melissa Brim.
2. Koraun and His Father Have a Tumultuous Relationship
Koraun’s relationship with his father has deteriorated over time due to his father’s physical abuse of his mother. Floyd Mayweather’s then-girlfriend Josie Harris recounted being a victim of domestic abuse during her long-term relationship with the boxer. Her son was said to have witnessed this abuse.
The world first knew of the possibility of abuse in the Mayweather home when Josie alleged in July of 2005 that the boxer had hit and kicked her while they were outside a club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shockingly, when the matter got to court, she testified that she lied and had not suffered any abuse from him, which led to his acquittal. No one knows what made her change the story although looking at the present state of things, most people concluded that she was coerced.
In 2010, the matter resurfaced after Koraun witnessed an incident. He recounted that on that day, his father had asked him to stay inside his room and lock the door and had proceeded to physically abuse his mother. Koraun Mayweather, knowing that his mother was in danger, tried to run out of his room but was stopped by his father’s friend. He then escaped through the window of his room and ran to the guard, telling him to call an ambulance and the police. The next day, his father was arrested and put in jail but was released on a bail of $3,000. Floyd was charged with 3 counts of misdemeanor harassment, 1 count of felony robbery, and 2 counts of felony coercion. One year later, he was sentenced to 90 days in prison but after pleading guilty was made to perform a hundred hours of community service, attend a 12-month domestic violence program, and pay a fine of $2,500.
3. Koraun Mayweather Publicly Called His Father a Coward
How many teenagers would have the guts to refer to their father as a coward especially on national TV? Well, make sure Koraun is at the top of that list because that is exactly what he did.
In an interview with USA Today, he had recounted the incidence of domestic violence against his mother and expressed his displeasure at the fact that his father had denied those allegations. He then went on to end the interview by saying that his father was a coward.
4. He Has Called Out 50 Cent on Social Media
Koraun Mayweather’s feud, if that is what you can call it, began when 50 Cent was attacking his father on social media. 50 Cent called out his father and made fun of the relationship between him and his son, prompting Koraun to respond by saying that he loves his father and 50 Cent should focus on his family. This might seem shocking to a lot of people to see Koraun publicly declare his love for his father after what his mother had suffered. But it seems he has been able to look past that to give his father another chance.
5. Not A Big Fan of Sports
It is not uncommon to find children of sports stars becoming interested in sports. That, however, is not the case with Koraun Mayweather. The young man reportedly has no interest in sports and mentioned in an interview that he considers boxing to be boring.