Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd funeral

02 Juin, 2020, 05:22 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Floyd Mayweather Provides Generous Offer To George Floyd's Family

Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, according to a Mayweather representative.

Now, TMZ is reporting that Mayweather Jr will fund the cost of four memorial services to be held in Floyd's memory across the United States.

Mayweather made the offer, according to a TMZ.com report Monday, because it's what he feels is right for Floyd's grieving family.

FILE - In this December 29, 2018, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks during a news conference in Tokyo.

Before that, the family will hold a memorial service in Minneapolis on Thursday and a memorial service on Saturday in North Carolina, where Floyd was born.

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Unarmed black man Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last week after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. The tragedy has sparked protests and riots around the country, including the Los Angeles area.

Leonard Ellerbe, the chief executive officer of Mayweather Promotions, told ESPN, "He'll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, [Mayweather] is definitely paying for the funeral".

Ellerbe also confirmed that Mayweather has been in touch with Floyd's family, which accepted Mayweather's offer.

Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, has not met the Floyd family. The two fought in 1998 for the WBC super featherweight title, with Mayweather prevailing by eighth-round technical knockout to win his first world title. Hernandez died 13 years later of cancer, and Mayweather handled funeral expenses.

Mayweather, 43, produced a 50-0 record, the all-time best record for a boxer.

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