Bodyguard recounts when Floyd Mayweather was targeted in drive-by shooting

Floyd Mayweather’s Greg La Rosa has spoken about the time he was shot in what he believed to be a drive-by shooting intended for “Money”.

It’s no secret that the 50-0 boxer has served as a polarising figure throughout his career, but few could have imagined this would ever happen. 

A close call

Mayweather was in Georgia for an appearance at Medusa Nightclub when suddenly, according to La Rosa, his team was subjected to an attack.

“I guess Floyd had put the event on his Instagram page,” La Rosa explained in a recent interview. “It was a pre-planned party appearance.”

“All I heard was a big bang on the side of the car, it almost sounded like a car accident, or as if someone had grabbed a baseball bat and hit the side of the car as hard as they could.

“It was an absolute ambush, you don’t know where it’s coming from. And as I was going down between the seats, I felt one go into my leg on the inside of my left leg.

“Honestly it didn’t hurt, but in my head, I knew I was shot. I said, ‘Guys, I’m hit.'”

“I felt as if my leg was in a meat grinder,” he continued. “The bullet was deep in my leg but had come out.

“I think the way it came out is that the bullet mushroomed as it hit the metal to go through the door and it hit my leg and went into my leg with my pant leg and my sock there.

“So as I pulled it up to look, I think I pulled it out, I had a big hole there.”

La Rosa, who said he would “put money” on Mayweather being the actual target, said that Floyd rang him when he arrived in hospital to check up on his wellbeing.

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