Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.
According to Hollywood Unlocked, the famous American boxer told the publication’s founder CEO Jason Lee about his commitment to take care of all Floyd’s funeral expenses.
During a private conversation between Mayweather and Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee, the retired boxer reportedly revealed that he was distraught after learning the minimal charge former officer Chauvin Derek received for killing George Floyd last week Monday.
The former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Productions, confirmed on Twitter he had made the offer, and several local media reports have said the family have accepted.
Undisputed champion @floydmayweather told @HollywoodUL in an exclusive interview, that he will commit to paying for the funeral costs of George Floyd. https://t.co/xP1o4j1SMM pic.twitter.com/8Be4aeyPax
— Mayweather Promotions (@MayweatherPromo) June 1, 2020
The family plans to hold three services in different locations, including Houston, Floyd’s hometown, Charlotte, and Minneapolis.
Although, a GoFundMe campaign created by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, for his memorial has received more than 290,000 donations totaling to $7,583,670, as of Monday evening (June 1).