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Bob Arum Says He Paid J Prince $600,000 to Save Floyd Mayweather (Video)

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This is a crazy story, but one I believe without a doubt.

James Prince is a small man in size, but that’s where the tiny descriptions end and a scary reputation for not tolerating disrespect emerges. It appears that TBE, Floyd Mayweather, may have disrespected the Rap-A-Lot CEO.

Prince once famously served as Floyd Mayweather’s manager, before TBE moved on to Bob Arum before finally starting his Mayweather Promotions.

Arum was a guest on ESPN’s "Highly Questionable," and likely trying to embarrass Floyd, told a story of the time several of Mayweather’s associates got beatdown with baseball bats by men who were sending a message from Prince.

This could have been the start of Mayweather’s affinity for bodyguards. Arum told a story of essentially saving Floyd’s life, paying Prince $600,000 on behalf of Mayweather, who owed the Houston OG that percentage.

“We were at dinner one night and I got a call that there was a disturbance in my gym,” Arum told Dan LeBatard and Bomani Jones. “Floyd apparently had asked us not to do a fight in October but to do it in December after James Prince’s contract with him had run out. The disturbance in my gym was that some people came over, with or without the knowledge of James Prince, and proceeded to break a couple of heads of people in Mayweather’s camp with baseball bats.

"So the gym was splattered with blood. Floyd came to my office the next day and he said, ‘Prince wants his money from the fight that’s coming up.’ I said, ‘Fine, if that’s what you want. I’ll write him a letter of credit.’ Floyd said, ‘Prince don’t do no letters of credit. You better send the cash.’ So I wrote a check, and I made a contract with Prince’s lawyer and he got paid the money that he said he was entitled to as Floyd’s manager.

“Whether [Mayweather] was afraid or whether he was doing the right thing, that’s for Floyd to determine. This was the percentage of Floyd’s purse that Prince would have been entitled to.”

That’s a crazy story, check out the clip:

-- Glenn Erby

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