Floyd Mayweather Pays Medical Bills For Baby With Heart Defect

BY Michael Woods ON March 20, 2012
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MayweatherCottoNYPC Fusco16Floyd Mayweather's charitable blitz continues. And it's a good bet little Austin York of Gardnerville, Nevada,  an 11 month old baby who was born with a severe heart defect, and his family, are mighty glad the skilled boxer has been for the last few months very active in the giving arena.

Mayweather Promotions' David Levi alerted us to the good deed Mayweather did. I give him the floor for a spell.


I am Floyd's assistant. I left Floyd's training camp early to attend a Fight Night charity fundraiser put on by a University of Nevada, Las Vegas organization on March 15, 2012. I was coaching one of the fighters in the main event and was told the event was to raise money for a child's medical bills. The organization informed me that Austin York whom is under a year old has a rare heart abnormality and had a massive hospital bill from major surgeries he had underwent to save his life. I spoke with Floyd on the phone and told him about the child and everything he and his family had been dealing with. He responded: "Let them know I will take care of all the medical bills. I want to help him." The total of the medical bills that have piled up over the 10 months of Austin's life add up to a little more than $49,000.

Levi tells us that both the ventricles of little Austin's heart didn't function when he was born, on May 23, 2011. He had surgery in the first week of his life, and then another six months later. He had another surgery, to total three, not long after that.

Quite a bit of fighting that little guy has had to do. I can only imagine the worry his family has to deal with. Compound that with the panic that can come with crushing medical bills, well, you can bet that the York family, including parents Scott York and Meghan Adams, will be rooting hard for Floyd on May 5, when he meets Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas.

Yeah, that's a big fight, but can we all agree not nearly as big as the fight Austin York and family have been in this last year?

Comment on this article

deepwater says:

Good for floyd.good tax rewrite off too when you owe the man millions.

Radam G says:

Dang! Hehehehe! Deepwater, sometimes it may be best to let the truth be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies. No matter how we spin it and the motive for it happening, Money May did a grand thing. The dude is paradox. No one can put his arse in a box. Much luv to him for his kind dealing outside da hurt bitnezz. Holla!

astro1 says:

Regardless of the motivation on Floyds' part, I'm sure the York family is very happy. Good for Floyd and even better for them. Hope the little guy makes out ok.

deepwater says:

Dang! Hehehehe! Deepwater, sometimes it may be best to let the truth be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies. No matter how we spin it and the motive for it happening, Money May did a grand thing. The dude is paradox. No one can put his arse in a box. Much luv to him for his kind dealing outside da hurt bitnezz. Holla!


I said good job, the tax write off is a bonus for him.2 thumbs up

CPX says:

And the biggest asshole around makes up for it by being super kind, well done MM

teaser says:

just awesome !! love to hear stories like this ....makes up for burning those bills for sure ....good man Floyd !!

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