President-elect Donald Trump’ inauguration guest list got a jolt of sports superstar power Thursday with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather telling TMZ that he will be there. In fact, he’s already got his tuxedo ready to go.
“Y’all see me in D.C. Y’all see me in D.C. looking good,” Mayweather said excitedly.
Mayweather, who didn’t reveal whether he is a Republican or Democrat — but did praise both President Obama and Trump — has had a relationship with Trump for some time, and said he appreciated the support Trump showed him during his fight with rival Manny Pacquiao.
“Barack Obama was a good president, and hopefully Donald Trump is a good president,” he said.
As for that “hopefully” part, Mayweather offered this: “We don’t know what can happen in life. Only thing we can do is keep our fingers crossed, pray and hope for the best.”
Mayweather was asked explicitly what he likes about Trump. Mayweather went politically correct with his answer: “Well, I like everybody, I don’t have nothing against nobody. He’s never been mean to me. Donald Trump came out to support me for the Manny Pacquiao fight and I was appreciative of that.”
“A lot of times what we do we judge people that we really don’t know, so I’m not here to say nothing negative about nobody,” he added.
When asked what he’ll miss about President Obama, Mayweather said, “He’s a very positive person, very, very positive which is a great thing.”