Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the African-American man who was killed by a white police officer.
The former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Productions, confirmed on Twitter that he had made the offer.
During a private conversation between Floyd Mayweather and Hollywood Unlocked CEO, Jason Lee, the retired boxer expressed his anger after hearing that the Minneapolis police officer who is responsible for Floyd’s death was facing minimal charges.
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.
The family plans to hold three services in different locations, including Houston, Floyd’s hometown, Charlotte, and Minneapolis.
According to HU, the family is also looking for a fourth location to have a celebration of life. Mayweather also offered to take care of those expenses as well.
Also, Steve Bisciotti, the owner of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, has pledged $1m for social justice reform and said a group of former and current players would decide which Organisations benefit.
“There is nothing I can say to ease the pain felt by African-American communities across our country. No words will repair the damage that has been done,” Bisciotti said in a statement.
“Like many people, I am sickened, disheartened and shaken by the acts of racism that continue to overwhelm our society.
“The most recent killing, involving George Floyd, is yet another tragic example of the discrimination that African-Americans face each day.
“Now, more than ever, we must all strengthen our pursuit of positive change, as we stand with peaceful protestors around the country.
“We must all seek to understand by listening better and learning more. We must all discover new ways to unite. We must all work to break the cycle of systematic racial injustice.”