Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will cover the cost of George Floyd’s funeral, the representative of the American boxer confirmed.
Police officer, Derek Chauvin, who was filmed kneeling on the former security guard’s neck for eight minutes, has been fired and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Floyd’s funeral is scheduled to take place on June 9 in Houston and the cost will be covered by Mayweather, whose offer to pay for three additional services in Minneapolis, where Floyd lived at the time of his death, has also been accepted by his family.
“He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, [Mayweather] is definitely paying for the funeral,” Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, told ESPN.
“Floyd has done these kind of things over the last 20 years”