The man enamored with diamonds and gold is set to return to the land littered with them. Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he will visit Nigeria and Ghana as part of an African tour.
Mayweather announced the news via social media. The plan is to visit Nigeria first, where he accepted the invitation of music artist 2face Idiabia on the Instagram handle of 2face’s night club Rumours. Mayweather will be in Nigeria from June 12-14.
The plan was to visit Nigeria alone but it makes sense to cross the border and check out Ghana, home to D.K. Poison, Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey, Joseph Agbeko and more recently, Richard Commey.
Mayweather will be coming to Ghana on the invitation of the EIB Network and Empire Entertainment, both headed Kwabena Anokye Adisi, also known as Bola Ray.
No word on how much boxing will be involved but Mayweather is no stranger to fighters from the African soil. Over the course of his storied career, he’s had Uganda’s Cornelius Boza-Edwards and Ghana’s Kofi Jantuah as mainstays in his camp. Mayweather also took a trip to South Africa in 2014 while he was an active fighter.
The man with the “Money” moniker retired in September 2015 with a 49-0 (26 KO’s) record. He received a record $100 million guarantee versus Manny Pacquiao in May that year and earned upwards of $800 million in his career and done so with little endorsements.
Mayweather’s legacy extends beyond the financial sector. Aside from retiring undefeated, he won titles in five divisions, holding three belts at welterweight and two at super welterweight when he hung up the gloves. He is widely considered the best boxer of his era although he considers him T.B.E., The Best Ever. That is up for debate but we can confirm that next month, T.B.E. will return home to the motherland.