Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr, will arrive in Nigeria on June 12 a historic day in Nigeria.
The chairman of Tettrazzini Group of Companies, the parent company for Zzini Media, Donatus Okonkwo, organizers of the event, told news men on Monday that Mayweather among other things will be involved in a charity bout with the Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara.
He stated, “Floyd is coming to sub Saharan Africa for the first time and he is starting in Nigeria,”
“He would arrive on the 12th of June barely eight days from today, he would be around for four days and three nights” he further reiterated.
Reeling out the itinerary for #Mayweather in his four-day visit, Mr. Okonkwo said the boxing champ will be in Lagos, Abuja, Akwa Ibom and Anambra during his stay in Nigeria.
“We are happy to tell you that Mayweather will be engaging Dogara in a charity bout to be staged in Abuja,” the lead promoter for the Mayweather visit revealed.
Unlike a similar charity bout proposed to take place between Evander Holyfield and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, which later did not hold, Mr Okonkwo noted that the Honorable Speaker has given his assurance that he would be physically present.
The bout is fixed June 14 at the Transcorp Hotel.