Nov 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Professional boxer and Floyd Mayweather Jr during the second half of a game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Charlotte Bobcats at New Orleans Arena. The Pelicans defeated the Bobcats 105-84. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Mayweather to visit South Africa

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…


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  • Moymoy

    Floyd is not a coward. He has this very unique kind of phobia called “Pacquiaophobia” – which is the fear of Manny Pacquiao. We should understand him. He even said fighting Manny is a “risk for my health”. Poor Floyd. But I believe Floyd should overcome his fear. He should face Manny. :D