Floyd Mayweather will reportedly pay for George Floyd’s funeral services, according to TMZ.
Mayweather, 43, reportedly offered to pay for Floyd’s services after learning Anzel Jennings, CEO of Mayweather’s music label, grew up with Floyd in Houston.
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Mayweather then had Jennings reach out to Floyd’s family, according to Hollywood Unlocked.
TMZ says Floyd’s family accepted Mayweather’s offer. Mayweather will pay for funeral services in Houston, Minnesota and Charlotte.
Floyd’s family will reportedly have a fourth service in a yet to be announced location. Mayweather is expected to cover that service as well.
Mayweather has not fought professionally since taking on Conor McGregor in 2017.
Mayweather participated in an exhibition with Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018, but he reiterated after that fight that he was still retired.
George Floyd’s brother pleads for peace
Meanwhile, Floyd’s brother pleaded for peace in the streets on Monday, saying destruction is “not going to bring my brother back at all.”
In Minneapolis, Floyd’s brother Terrence made an emotional plea at the site where Floyd was pinned to the pavement by an officer who put his knee on the handcuffed black man's neck until he stopped breathing.
“Let’s switch it up, y’all. Let’s switch it up. Do this peacefully, please,” Terrence Floyd said.
The crowd chanted, “What’s his name? George Floyd!” and “One down, three to go!” in reference to the four officers involved in Floyd's arrest.
Officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder, but protesters are demanding that his colleagues be prosecuted, too. All four were fired.
The gathering was part rally and part impromptu eulogy as Floyd urged people to stop the violence and use their power at the ballot box.
“If I’m not over here messing up my community, then what are you all doing?” he said.
“You all are doing nothing. Because that’s not going to bring my brother back at all.”
with Associated Press