Floyd Mayweather Gives Back To Las Vegas Homeless

By Randall Stevens  |  08/14/2009

Floyd Mayweather Even while Floyd Mayweather prepares to face Juan Manuel Marquez in mid-September, he gives back to the community. On Friday (August 14), he'll donate time and resources to help the homeless in Las Vegas.

Friday, the undefeated boxer will speak at an hour-long life skills class to youth clients at the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) Safe Place Drop-In Center.

During the session, he will discuss several "championship" qualities such as the importance of communication, responsibility and self respect.

"My desire to win is as strong as my desire to give," Mayweather said. "I know how important it is to help those less fortunate. I hope if I continue to work as hard outside of the ring as I do inside of it, I can inspire others to do the same and help out in their communities as well."

In addition to visiting the Safe Place Drop-In Center, Mayweather and his team frequently prepare hundreds of packed lunches for distribution to homeless people living on the streets and in makeshift tents throughout Central Las Vegas. Due to the overwhelming response from the men, women and children living scattered pockets of tents, Mayweather feels an urgency to give food as often as he can.

"People should not have to live this way," Mayweather said. "We give turkeys away every year during Thanksgiving, but what about the rest of the year? We will continue to hand out food as long as there are people out there that need to eat."

On September 19, Mayweather will make his much anticipated return to the ring when he faces Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on HBO Pay-Per-View.