Dozens Hospitalized After Mayweather-Maidana Fight –Tha Wire [VIDEO]
There was all kinds of drama before and after the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight in Vegas. The boxers couldn’t agree on gloves, people were trampled and several fights broke-out, including one that involved Lil Wayne. Get all the details now.
Floyd Mayweather left the MGM Grand $32 million dollars richer after winning his bout against Marcos Maidana Saturday night. However, there was more drama than usual surrounding this particular Mayweather fight. For starters there was a ton of controversy over which gloves Maidana could wear. Here’s a look at why.
Mayweather and the Nevada Athletic Commission rejected Maidana’s original choice of Everlast gloves, because they didn’t have enough padding in the knuckle area. Mayweather also rejected a second pair, the commission OK’d and the fighters didn’t get that settled until hours before the opening bell. As a matter of fact, they were still arguing about the gloves after the fight.
Lil Wayne, who’s always on hand for Mayweathers fights, almost got into a fight of his own behind the scenes.
If that’s not enough, a second altercation broke out, causing some fans to be trampled in the melee. According to reports numerous spectators fell victim of a stampede that broke out at the casino. The Vegas Fire Department told Yahoo Sports that 20-40 people were injured in an incident that began when fans tried to leave the arena through a small passageway.
It’s being estimated that 300-400 people began rushing through the space causing others to be trampled. The Las Vegas Sun reports an eyewitness said due to the pushing and shoving “five or six” fights broke out with Metro Police and spectators, resulting in two security guards getting injured as well.
Listen to Tha Wire below and find out what some spectators say got the stampede for the exit started after the fight.
Finally, congratulations to Kerry Washington and her husband, former 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The happy couple welcomed their daughter Isabelle Amarachi into the world last week. The actress announced she was pregnant last fall and ever since then had been sporting some of the trendiest and coolest maternity clothes seen in Hollywood. Namely her beautiful lavender Jason Wu gown at the Oscars recently.
The ‘Scandal’ star gave birth April 21 to a healthy baby girl, the first child for Washington and her husband. FYI the couple married in a private wedding last summer. We offer our congratulations to the new family!
Listen to Tha Wire now for more details on all the stories above. Plus, find out what celebs are celebrating birthdays today.