Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has stated that he will pay for all of George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services.
Confirming the kind gesture, is Leonard Ellerbe who is CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, [Mayweather] is definitely paying for the funeral,” Ellerbe told ESPN on Monday (June 1).
Floyd Mayweather has declined to speak about helping George Floyd’s family with funeral and memorial service expenses. Services are scheduled to be held in Minnesota and North Carolina, with his funeral set for June 9th in his hometown of Houston, Texas.
Floyd Mayweather personally reached out to Floyd’s family, as they accepted his offer, and remains in contact with the family according to Leonard Ellerbe.
George Floyd was sadly murdered on March 25th in Minnesota while police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee for over eight minutes as Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe.
As of this writing, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that Chauvin charges have been upgraded to second-degree murder. The other three officers are now charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.