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Floyd Mayweather To Cover Funeral Expenses for Genaro Hernandez

In another clear example of close-knit bonds within the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be covering all the funeral expenses for former opponent Genaro Hernandez.

In another clear example of the close-knit bonds within the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be covering all the funeral expenses for former opponent Genaro Hernandez.

Mayweather’s gesture was confirmed by Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole. Mayweather won his first title by defeating Hernandez via an 8th round corner stoppage in 1998. It would be Hernandez’s last fight, and they remained good friends in his retirement.

After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2008, Hernandez exhausted his savings to cover medical bills not covered by his insurance. Members of the boxing elite, like Top Rank’s Bob Arum, assisted Hernandez with his expenses over the last year.

Genaro Hernandez passed away on Tuesday (June 7) at the age of 45. He is survived by his wife Liliana, son Steven, and daughter Amanda.

6 comments

  1. i think its disgusting that a person can spend all there money on health care, usa needs a version of our nhs

    1. it is a political thing in America. President Obama tried, and for his efforts he was called everything from Hitler to Stalin.

      the other side of Don King’s “Only in America”… where a wealthy industrialized nation has so many without healthcare.

  2. i know i cant believe obama was so heavily criticize over it, i dont know if what he was trying to set up was like our nhs or not, but if it was, then i cant believe people in america, espec those who dont have private medical care, would be against it…

    everyone is or should be entitled to free health care, thats what we pay taxes for, you shouldnt have to go private… a family shouldnt go broke over trying to fight a disease, its crazy…

    us english criticize the nhs here, but at the end of the day we are lucky that we got it if we need it

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