Mayweather confirmed the offer on Twitter, the family accepts
Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has joined other celebrities speaking out against the racially inspired murder of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.
But beyond fancy words to condemn the incident, the former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Productions, confirmed on Twitter that he had made the offer and several local media reports that the family have accepted.
Meanwhile, Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd, has been arrested on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Three other officers involved in the arrest have not been charged, Reuters reports.
The incident has prompted an outcry across the United States and abroad, with numerous pro athletes and leagues speaking out, including NBA great Michael Jordan and golf’s 15-times major champion Tiger Woods.