Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather, the retired American boxer, has announced plans to create a boxing training camp in Nigeria to aid the growth of the country’s sports and skills.

On Sunday 8th May, the former multi-weight champion had a press conference in Abuja.

The 45-year-old boxing promoter is in Nigeria to promote his exhibition bout with Don Moore, which is scheduled for May 14 in Dubai.

Mayweather admitted that he had intended to visit Nigeria for a long time but that “things did not go as planned.”


He also stated that he would return to the country “to train and continue to create my legacy” in the future, according to The Cable News.

“I couldn’t think of a better destination to visit before going to Dubai than Nigeria.” I’m excited to return to Nigeria to train and continue my legacy, and we’d like to help construct a boxing camp for the next generation of young people and children. With the assistance of Keane [Anis], one of my best friends from Nigeria,” he explained.

“It all comes down to giving back.” I knew we were supposed to go to Nigeria a long time ago, but things did not go as planned. I’m here now, and I’m proud.

“Being in Africa and having the ability to go around the continent. I’ve visited Johannesburg, Morocco, Egypt, and Nigeria so far. And, maybe, I’ll get to see every country in Africa before I go. What a lovely location. Africans all around the world show me affection, and there’s nothing like it.”

Moore will battle in an eight-round exhibition fight at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Helipad.

Mayweather retired from professional boxing in 2017 with an undefeated multi-weight record, having won fifteen major world titles in weight classes ranging from super featherweight to light-middleweight.