George Floyd’s family has expected professional boxing icon Floyd Mayweather’s offer to pay for his funeral. The former heavyweight, undefeated boxer had offered to pay for the funeral of Floyd, memorial services and take other expenses.
Funeral will take place on June 9 in Houston. Before that the family will hold a memorial service in Minneapolis on Thursday and a memorial service on Saturday in North Carolina, where Floyd was born.
A while Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin had brutally pressed his knee into the neck of Floyd, who was handcuffed and pinned on the road. Floyd choked to the pressure that stopped the supply of oxygen to his brand. The brutal officer didn’t listen to Floyd’s repeated pleas that he was not able to breath.
The officer has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter; he and three other officers were fired from the force after a video of Floyd’s death emerged.
Mayweather, according to reports, personally has been in touch with the family. The Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has revealed.
Floyd’s death has sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.
Mayweather “has done these kind of things over the last 20 years,” added Ellerbe. The former five-division world champion, who retired in 2017 with a 50-0 record, did not talk about his gesture himself.