Floyd Mayweather’s visit to Nigeria and Ghana has been postponed indefinitely. A Twitter post from Mayweather suggests the trip will occur in the fall.
The former five-division champ was set to arrive in Nigeria today. Reasons for his postponement are unclear.
Nigeria’s organizers were informed that Mayweather didn’t receive flight clearance for his private plane. Ghana organizers have alluded to Mayweather’s training schedule as the roadblock. An August 26 Conor McGregor bout is in the works although nothing has been made official yet.
Nevertheless, it appears Mayweather will go through with this fight. McGregor has already signed off on the deal. The UFC fighter is expected to make at least $25 million with pay-per-view upside.
Mayweather is still finalizing details on the pay-per-view portion of his compensation and won’t sign off until it’s complete–if it’s ever completed. That announcement could occur any day now.
However, whether the McGregor bout is the reason for Mayweather’s postponement of this Africa trip is still up in the air.
Stay tuned to BoxingAfrica.com for more details.