Not everyone in OKC is happy about Floyd Mayweather Day.
Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather calls a variety of different places "home"; He has spots in Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Miami Beach just to name a few. He's actually from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But it wasn't any of those locations that has honored the 40-year old boxing champ with his very own day. For reasons unbeknownst to us, Oklahoma City recently declared January 17th as "Floyd Mayweather Day."
After sitting courtside for the Lakers vs Thunder game last week, Money Mayweather was reportedly treated to a post-game reception and dinner party at Broadway 10, with a portion of the proceeds going to 6th Man Sports, a subordinate organization within the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). According to TMZ Sports, Mayweather held a meet and greet with fans after the dinner at an event hosted by Karen Civil and that's when the boxing legend was provided with official documents from the state regarding Floyd Mayweather Day.
But not everyone in OKC is happy that their city has decided to praise Mayweather. The Oklahoman's Barry Tramel writes,
"But Mayweather is no hero. He is a repeated domestic abuser."
"And why Thunder fans would cheer him, or businesses support him, or the governor salute him, is a mystery to anyone who pays attention and has an ounce of self-respect."
"So I've got my own proclamation. Whereas Floyd Mayweather hits women; Whereas the insanity of Thunder fans and the governor is hopefully temporary; Whereas starlust should be beneath us; Be It Resolved That it shall hereby be known by all that Friday, January 19, 2018, will be known forthwith as the day we judge people not by the shine of their trophies but the content of their character, throughout the state of Oklahoma with all rights and privileges thereto."