Floyd Mayweather is to visit South Africa this week for a six-day visit that the government hopes will help to resussitate boxing in the country, according to an AP report.
The South African sports ministry, which organised the trip, says that Mayweather will visit Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfonein and East London – the city on the south east coast that is regarded as the home of South African boxing
Spokesman for the sports ministry Paena Galene told AP that they were counting on Mayweather, “the greatest athelete in the world” to help revive boxing.
Mayweather’s last fight, back in September, saw him demolish Canelo Alvarez to improve to 45-0, and cement his reputation as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world – and he pocketed $41.5 million in the process.
His next fight is expected to be in May, though he has filled some of the down time with trolling Manny Pacquiao, who responded by calling him a coward. If only there was some way for the two of them to get in the ring and settle their differences…