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Floyd Mayweather Jr., the pound-for-pound king of boxing, isn"t going to case that title in the ballroom dance arena.

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Mayweather and his partner, skilled dancer Karina Smirnoff, were eliminated Tuesday night from ABC"s "Dancing through the Stars" fact series competition.

On Monday night, they got a 23 out of 30 for their paso doble. It was Mayweather"s ideal score in the time of his run on the display and also judges Len Goodguy, Bruno Tonioli and also Carrie Ann Inaba were all totally free of him after the dance.

However before, on Tuesday"s outcomes show, in which one of the nine continuing to be stars would be sent home, Mayweather wound up in the bottom two through former Spice Girl Melanie Brown and also her companion, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. At the end of the present, organize Tom Bergeron announced that Mayweather and Smirnoff had actually been got rid of based upon having the lowest unified totals of the judges" scores and also viewer votes.

Mayweather took the news in stride.

"It was marvelous simply being below, just to gain to this plateau," Mayweather told Bergeron as soon as asked just how he felt about his experience on the series. "For all the fans that sustained me, to everybody behind the scenes, I really appreciate it. We had a good time."

Bergeron then argued that being got rid of could be a blessing in disguise for the welterweight world champion.

"Now you obtain to train full time for Dec. 8," Bergeron shelp, alluding to Mayweather"s very anticipated HBO PPV fight through junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton.

Mayweather had been juggling the rigors of training camp through his obligations to the present. During his time on the present, Mayweather linked everyday dance exercise through boxing training while commuting in between his house in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, wbelow the present is swarm.

After Monday night"s performance, Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather"s finest friend and also adviser, told steustatiushistory.org that Mayweather sparred eight rounds, did a full boxing workout and then ran eight miles.

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After Tuesday"s elimicountry, Mayweather was whisked amethod to tape the evening"s episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." And after that? Ellerbe sassist Mayweather planned to perform even more road job-related prior to they took the short flight earlier to Las Vegas.

"He"s been doing the impossible," Ellerbe shelp. "That"s what separates him from any type of various other athlete. He is grateful for the chance to be on the present. He had many fun."