Boxer Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral

Los Angeles (dpa) – Former boxer Floyd Mayweather will pay for the costs of George Floyd's funeral, US media reported on Monday…

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

According to the report, the 43-year-old former world champion has offered to pay for the funeral in Houston on June 9, and memorial services in Minnesota and Charlotte, through a mutual acquaintance.

The family has accepted the offer, ESPN reported.

Floyd was killed last week in police custody sparking both peaceful protests and incidents of after-dark rioting that included arson, looting and clashes with police across the US.

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Many other high-profile athletes have expressed anger and resentment at Floyd's death.


Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for the funeral of #GeorgeFloyd 🙏#ComplexNews pic.twitter.com/esfnw1FQEa

— Complex (@Complex) June 1, 2020