Former champion boxer Floyd Mayweather will pay all of the funeral expenses for George Floyd who died in police custody after Derek Chauvin a Minneapolis cop pressed his knee on the back of his neck until he stopped breathing.
Floyd was lying faced down on the sidewalk with his arms handcuffed behind his back. The murder occurred May 25.
Leonard Ellerby, CEO of Mayweather’s production company, announced the news on ESPN. Mayweather has agreed to pay funeral expenses in Minnesota, Houston, Charlotte and an unnamed city. The price tag is $85,000, according to TMZ.
Floyd, a native of Houston, will be buried there, said Houston Mayor Slyvester Turner. A service honoring Houston’s native son was held for him Tuesday in Houston. An estimated 60,000 people attended the event. A memorial service will be held Thursday.
Mayweather has won titles in five weight divisions en route to a 50-0 record.