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September 26, 2022

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Floyd Mayweather plans to open boxing academy in Nigeria

Floyd Mayweather was undefeated in the ring in his boxing career, and now the American is keen to take on a different challenge in Africa’s most populous country.

The 45-year-old, now a boxing promoter after a successful 21-year professional career, is planning to establish a boxing academy in Nigeria to train young fighters.

“The ultimate plan is to find the next Mayweather,” said the American, a former five-weight world champion from super-featherweight to light-middleweight, earlier this week. “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.”

With 27 knock-outs from his 50 career victories, Mayweather was masterful at winning rounds – and therefore winning fights – but unlocking Nigeria’s potential in the sport could also need a calculated and long-term approach.           Read more »

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