Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd’s funeral. Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer.
Mayweather personally has been in touch with George’s family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. Mayweather will handle costs for the funeral on June in George Floyd’s hometown of Houston, Texas.
George Floyd was murdered in May after a white Minneapolis police officer “Derek Chauvin” pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck causing him to lose his breath while Floyd was still handcuffed pleading that he couldn’t breathe. George Floy’ds death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the world, some of which became really violent.
TMZ originally reported Floyd Mayweather’s offer, and said he will also pay for services in Minnesota and North Carolina.
“He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, he is definitely paying for the funeral,” Ellerbe told ESPN on Monday.
Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, has not met George Floyd’s family yet. Black Lives Matter. #blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿