American boxer and promoter, Floyd Mayweather, plans to establish a boxing academy in Africa, especially in Nigeria to build young fighters. Mayweather was undefeated in the ring in his boxing career, and now the American is keen to take on a different challenge in Africa’s most populous country.
With only 45 years and a fortune estimated at more than 450 million dollars, Floyd has plenty of resources to invest in what he calls the search for the next Mayweather on the African continent.
“The ultimate plan is to find the next Mayweather. I want to work with kids; I will come over to meet and talk to make sure we are all on the same page, and slowly start building these fighters. We just want to help,” Mayweather said.
“It’s all about giving back, helping the youths and the young generation coming up. I want to build a boxing camp for the kids. Different American trainers will come over and work with them.”
With 27 knock-outs from his 50 career victories, Mayweather was masterful at winning rounds – and therefore winning fights – but unlocking Nigeria’s potential in the sport could also need a calculated and long-term approach.