By Hans Olson
As he prepares for one of the biggest battles in his career on May 5 against Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather Jr.—almost universally regarded as the best fighter in the world pound for pound—once again showed his charitable side, a side that is often overlooked.
Mayweather’s assistant, David Levi, released the following statement:
“I (David Levi) left Floyd’s training camp early to attend a Fight Night charity fundraiser put on by a University of Nevada, Las Vegas organization on March 15, 2012. I was coaching one of the fighters in the main event and was told the event was to raise money for a child’s medical bills. The organization informed me that Austin York whom is under a year old has a rare heart abnormality and had a massive hospital bill from major surgeries he had underwent to save his life. I spoke with Floyd on the phone and told him about the child and everything he and his family had been dealing with. He responded saying; “Let them know I will take care of all the medical bills. I want to help him.” The total of the medical bills that have piled up over the 10 months of Austin’s life add up to a little more than $49,000.
Pick Your Favorite
With Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto: Ring Kings a little over a month away, HBO Boxing is giving fans the opportunity on its Facebook page to vote for the Mayweather and Cotto fights they would like to see re-aired in April.
For Floyd, you can vote to see his victories over Diego Corrales in 2001:
Zab Judah in 2006:
Oscar De La Hoya in 2007:
Ricky Hatton in 2007:
Shane Mosley in 2010:
or Victor Ortiz last September: