Mayweather's uncle hails him for offering to pay funeral bills — George Floyd


The former five-division world champion's promotional company, Mayweather Promotions, confirmed on Twitter he had made the offer, and several local media reports have said the family have accepted.

Mayweather added that Anzel Jennings, CEO of his TMT music label, grew up with Floyd in Houston and that Jennings reached out to the Floyd family on his behalf.

Minneapolis was set to honor the life of George Floyd more than a week after the unarmed 46-year-old Black man became the victim of a police homicide following suspicions of a nonviolent crime.

"He'll likely get distraught at me for saying that, however truly, [Mayweather] is unquestionably paying for the burial service", Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told Steve Kim of ESPN.

The development comes a day after a private autopsy, conducted at the request of his family, found that George Floyd died from asphyxiation, which occurred due to the compression on his neck by a police officer. All four police officers involved in the Floyd incident that took place in Minneapolis city have been fired, and Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

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Protesters lie down for a minute of silence in the position George Floyd was in when he died during a rally against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, US June 2, 2020.

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Woods' niece, Cheyenne Woods, had already stated that she feels a responsibility to use her platform as a colored golfer to speak out against injustices when she sees them. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.

Woods' statement follows strong comments from a number of athletes including National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan, who said he was "plain angry", and tennis player Coco Gauff, who asked: "Am I next?" I keep in mind the LA riots and discovered that schooling is the very best path ahead. "We can make our points without burning the very neighbourhoods that we live in".