American Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather arrived Nigeria on Sunday and spoke at a press conference where explained his intention to promote his exhibition match against Don Moore billed for Dubai on May 14. Mayweather has always wanted to visit Nigeria but things had not gone according to olans. Mayweather expressed interest to collaborate with the Nigerian Boxing professionals “to train and continue to build my legacy.” saying “Before I go to Dubai, I couldn’t choose a better place than Nigeria. I look forward to coming back to Nigeria to train and continue to build my legacy, and we also want to help build a boxing camp for the young youth and children coming up. With the help of Keane [Anis], one of my closest buddies, who is from Nigeria,”
“It’s all about giving back. A while back, I knew we were supposed to come to Nigeria, but things did not go as expected, I’m here now, and I’m proud.”
According to Mayweather “Being in Africa and being able to travel around the continent. I’ve been to Johannesburg, Morrocco, Egypt and now Nigeria. And, hopefully, before I’m gone, I get to see every country in Africa. Such a beautiful place. Africans worldwide show me love, and there’s nothing like African love.”
Mayweather will be engaged in an exhibition bout against Don Moore in an eight-round fight at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Helipad in Dubai. Only 30 seats are available at the helipad where Mayweather’s fight against Dangerous Don Moore will hold.
Mayweather retired from professional boxing in 2017 with an undefeated multi-weight record, winning fifteen major world championships from super featherweight to light-middleweight category.
Moore was also undefeated in his 17-year career as a professional boxer, winning 18 fights and one draw.
This is Floyd Mayweather’s first ever visit to Africa he has expressed excitement excited at the prospect of meeting some of his fans in the African continent during the trip.
Mayweather has had a rousing reception in the country since his visist.
During his active boxing career, Floyd Mayweather fought 50 times and the American star remained undefeated.
A short video of his entry into Nigeria can be seen on our Instagram feed below.