Pound for pound best Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that is to travel to the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe this summer, fulfilling his promise he made a few years ago.
The 37 year-old, who is gearing up to face Marcos Maidana on May 3 in Las Vegas, has always professed his love for the UK fans and now wants to repay them by making some personal appearances in Britain and elsewhere across the Continent.
More details are set to be outlined soon by Mayweather and his team, although specialist training days and meet and greets with fans could be on the agenda for the June trip, so that his followers across Europe can see him in action up close and personal.
With a record of 45-0, Mayweather is closing in on the great Rocky Marciano’s awesome record of 49-0, and is by far the most recognisable fighter on the planet ahead of revjuvenated Filipino Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao.
Mayweather is also closing in on five million Twitter followers, a figure that currently dwarfs Pacquiao’s 1.25m, with a trip to Europe almost certain to extend his worldwide appeal even further.
It is debatable whether a recent spell in jail will have any affect Mayweather’s chances of gaining entry to any European countries.
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