Floyd Mayweather has denied reports that he’s gotten engaged to his girlfriend Anna Monroe.
The boxing champ, 43, took to Instagram on Thursday to shut down any speculation, sharing a strongly worded post stating: ‘I have never been engaged or married’.
It had been claimed by The Sun, that he popped the question to his stripper love, 29, just weeks after their romance first came to light.
‘I have NEVER been engaged’: Floyd Mayweather has shut down speculation that he’s popped the question to his girlfriend Anna Monroe
And Anna did little to squash reports as she shared a picture of a huge diamond ring worn on her wedding finger on her Instagram page on Sunday.
However Floyd made things very clear in his Instagram post, which read: ‘I’m not engaged and have never been engaged or married, those are just rumours and lies.’
It was reported that the boxer and stripper had taken things to the next level over the weekend, with him not wanting the news to be made public.
A source told the publication: ‘Floyd was annoyed at first that news of their relationship broke because he wanted to keep it private. They had an argument about it but soon made up.
Denial: The boxer, 43, shared a post to Instagram on Thursday which stated he has ‘neber been engaged or married’
Dazzling: Anna did little to squash reports as she shared a picture of a huge diamond ring worn on her wedding finger on her Instagram page on Sunday
‘And then he decided to pop the question on Saturday, Anna has told family and friends she’s getting married and wants to have a baby with Floyd this year.’
The source added: ‘Her family and friends have had their concerns about the relationship but she’s an adult, it’s her decision and they want her to be happy.’
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Floyd is believed to have been seeing Anna for months before they went public with their relationship on New Year’s Day.
They reportedly shared their news with family and friends over FaceTime.
In October 2018 Anna shared snaps of herself and Floyd on holiday together in Athens, Greece, as they visited the Acropolis.
Together: A source told The Sun: ‘Floyd was annoyed at first that news of their relationship broke because he wanted to keep it private’
The source added: ‘Her family and friends have had their concerns about the relationship but she’s an adult, it’s her decision and they want her to be happy’
It is claimed that the couple have been together ‘on and off’ for a while, and have previously shared photos of themselves at the exact same locations at the same time in Paris, France; Abu Dhabi, UAE; the Blue Lagoon spa in Iceland; Santorini, Greece and Amsterdam, Holland.
The couple, who met at Floyd’s club Girl Collection, are reportedly planning a baby after the sports star decided he would like Anna to have his child.
Anna, who was born in America but brought up in England, was apparently initially declined when she applied for the job at the club.
According to the Sun she passed Floyd in the corridor on her way out and the following day was asked to return, where she was met by Floyd and a candlelit dinner – before he told her she was now the lead girl.
Tragic: Floyd ‘s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his three children, Josie Harris, was found dead aged 40 in her car by police in California in March last year
Floyd’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his three children, Josie Harris, was found dead aged 40 in her car by police in California in March last year.
Josie was found outside her home in Valencia, Los Angeles County, and authorities reported at the time that they did not suspect foul play.
Floyd and Josie had a tumultuous relationship when they dated between 1995 and 2010. The boxing icon served two months in prison when he was convicted in 2010 of domestic violence against her.
Together: Floyd and Josie had a tumultuous relationship when they dated between 1995 and 2010
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said in a statement: ‘Homicide investigators have responded to the death of a woman.
‘The incident was reported Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at approximately, 10pm, on the 25,700 block of Oak Meadow Drive, Valencia.
‘The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no additional information available at this time.’
Family: The couple shared three kids together Zion, Jirah and Koraun
Josie had claimed that she was abused by Floyd on six different occasions. In an interview with USA Today in 2014, she gave a sorry reflection of her time with him.
She said: ‘I was a battered woman. I felt embarrassed about saying I was a battered woman. I felt shame. I felt like it was my fault. What did I do? I didn’t understand what a battered woman was at that time.
‘Now I know I was in a very dysfunctional, hostile relationship and a victim of domestic violence.’
Imprisoned: The boxing icon served two months in prison when, in 2010, he was convicted of domestic violence against Josie
Their son Koraun, witnessed the assault that saw Floyd serve time and alerted authorities after sneaking out of his home.
He called his father ‘a coward’ in the same interview his mother gave talking of her time with the boxer.
‘(My dad) said to lock my door and stay in my room,’ Koraun said of the incident. ‘I went back into my room and locked the door and then ran back out my bathroom and then hopped over the gate and went to the main entrance gate.
‘I just told (the guard) that my mom was getting hurt and to call the ambulance and the police.’
Brothers: Koraun Mayweather (left) with his brother Zion (right) and their father, Floyd
Josie didn’t see Floyd much past the jail term he served in 2010 but added: ‘For some reason I still get anxiety when I know that he is on his way (to collect his children).
‘I have no idea why, but I get really overwhelmed when I know that I have to be around him.’
Josie, who is unbeaten in his 50 fight boxing career, claimed in a 2015 interview that his violence was merely him trying to restrain Harris because she was on drugs.
She vociferously denied the accusation and responded with a $20million lawsuit. Josie was in the process of writing a book about domestic violence survivors when she died.