espite his exhibition bout in Dubai, American boxer and promoter, Floyd Mayweather, who is set to take on Don Moore this weekend, has revealed his plans for Nigeria and Africa.
Mayweather, a former WBC Super featherweight champion, made his plans known during a visit to All Progressives Congress presidential aspirant and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, at his Abuja residence.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Mayweather said he plans to establish a boxing academy in Africa, especially in Nigeria to build young fighters.
In his words: “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.
“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.
EXHIBITION: Floyd Mayweather vs Don Moore
Mayweather is set to take on Don Moore in an exhibition bout in Dubai.
He took on YouTube sensation Logan Paul in Florida last summer in a bout billed as ‘Bragging Rights’.
The fight reportedly sold more than one million pay-per-view buys and was a better spectacle than many had envisaged.
Now, Mayweather will face his former sparring partner Moore who was coached and mentored by his uncle Roger.
It will be a unique experience with the bout being held on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Jumeriah Hotel, some 700 feet above sea level.
Mayweather vs Moore: Date and start time
The exhibition bout will be held on Saturday, May 14 and is taking place in Dubai.
The undercard will begin from 7pm UK time with the main event clash expected at around 10pm.
Mayweather vs Moore: TV channel and live stream
The fight will be broadcast on LIVENow pay-per-view and their coverage will get underway from 7pm.
It will cost £14.99 and can then be live streamed via their website.