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According to a “Breaking News” article posted by Huzlers on May 14, the reigning Pound-for-Pound monarch in boxing was allegedly charged with attempted murder and kidnapping and was taken away by authorities from his Nevada domicile. To coalesce hype to the fake news morsel, Huzlers used an ancient photo of Mayweather being arrested in 2012 for domestic battery. The article even referenced the popular celebrity news website TMZ Sports concerning the details of the alleged crimes.
The two men claimed that Mayweather Jr. and several of his “people” were waiting for them when they arrived at the place. They added that Mayweather Jr.’s posse proceeded to assault them using a variety of weapons, “including clubs”. The beating was so brutish that the two workers suffered cracked arms and legs, and had to remain at the hospital for several days.
Upon closer scrutiny of the Huzlers article, it is obvious that they merely copied the TMZ Sports article. They plainly appended it with the fake update about Mayweather Jr.’s “arrest”. At the bottom of the page, a narrative can be found that says combines real and satirical news “to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief”.


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