'They say records are made to be broken': Floyd Mayweather once backed Serena Williams to achieve major feat

‘They say records are made to be broken’: Floyd Mayweather once backed Serena Williams to achieve major feat

Most of the time, athletics is much more about commitment, effort and supporting your fellow athletes than about winning or losing. In the face of difficult obstacles, athletes often come together to support each other. A prime example of this sportsmanship was seen when boxing legend Floyd Mayweather supported tennis icon Serena Williams during a difficult time in her life.

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Aiming to hold all four major titles in one year for the first time since 1998, Serena Williams was trying to make history. As she searched for greatness, Floyd Mayweather had some uplifting words for Williams. According to ‘skysports’, Mayweather said, “I’m very happy with Serena Williams. They say records are made to be broken.

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Serena Williams in action during her women’s first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on center court on day two of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

He further added, “I’m just really proud of her and what she’s done in her career. She has done amazing things in her career. It’s just wonderful what she did. I’m behind her 100%. If she stays focused, she can keep breaking records.

Without a doubt, Mayweather and Williams have excelled beyond many world champions and made a name for themselves like no other. Both have a long list of accomplishments and have set new standards throughout their distinguished careers. The coming of these two greats, especially at a time when they were needed most, is a graceful reminder of what sport is all about.

When Serena Williams was training with Mike Tyson

At the time, Mike Tyson posted a video on Twitter where he was seen training with the American legend. The two met during the Florida Mouratoglou pre-season in 2019.

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The video shows Williams landing powerful punches on the bag. Even ‘the baddest man on the planet’ was shocked by the tennis player’s punching power. He captioned his post, “I wouldn’t want to get in the ring with this GOAT @serenawilliams.”

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The tennis superstar has often received a lot of support and admiration from the boxing industry; especially from Mayweather and Tyson. This example was just one of many that speaks to the relationship between the two giants of the sports world. What do you think of Mayweather’s comments about Williams? Let us know in the comments section below.

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