Floyd Mayweather pays tribute to 'angel' ex-girlfriend found dead in car
Josie Harris and Floyd Mayweather (Image: Twitter/JOSIELHARRIS)

Floyd Mayweather has paid tribute to his “angel” ex-girlfriend who was found dead earlier this week.

Josie Harris, the mother of Floyd Mayweather’s three children, was found dead in a car by police on Monday night.

The 40-year-old aspiring actress was discovered unresponsive when police in Valencia, California were called around 10 pm.

Taking to social media, Mayweather calls her “My Angel”, “my heart”, “my love”, “my rock”, “my family”, “my sweetheart”, “my friend” in series of eight pictures.

The pair split in 2010 but had spent more than a decade together.

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During that time they had a difficult relationship but the undefeated boxer is clearly choosing to remember the best side of Harris.

Mayweather pleaded guilty to attacking his ex-girlfriend in September 2010 – an incident witnessed by two of their children.

In an interview in 2014, Harris said: “(It means) I don’t have to take a Xanax before he comes, otherwise I will be sweating bullets.

“For some reason, I still get anxiety when I know that he is on his way. I have no idea why, but I get really overwhelmed when I know that I have to be around him.”

Harris has also spoken about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Mayweather.

“I was a battered woman,” she said. “I felt embarrassed about saying I was a battered woman. I felt shame. I felt like it was my fault. What did I do?”

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