Former world heavyweight boxer, Floyd Mayweather has reportedly offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services expenses as well.
The professional boxer managed to get in touch with the family of George Floyd and pledged to handle all funeral expenses on June 9th 2020 in Floyd's hometown of Houston, Floyd accepted his offers.
Floyd, a black American, lost his life on May 25th 2020 during an attempt by police officers to arrest him after he was reported for using counterfeit currency worth up $20 at a shop.
His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.
According to a report from the close source, Mayweather's offer and said he will also pay for services in Minnesota and North Carolina.
"He'll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, he is definitely paying for the funeral," he said.
Mayweather, who retired undefeated after 50 fights, winning five division titles, also paid for the funeral of an opponent.
He won his first world championship when he stopped Genaro Hernandez for the WBC super featherweight title in 1998. Hernandez died 13 years later of cancer, and Mayweather handled funeral expenses.
Mayweather is considered one of the best boxers of his generation. Among the champion boxers, he defeated before retiring in 2017, are Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Oscar de la Hoya and Miguel Cotto