Boxing Legend Mayweather To Visit Nigeria, Ghana In June
Undisputed world boxing champion, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jnr, has concluded arrangements for his hospitality tour of two West African countries, Nigeria and Ghana next month, June 2017, event organizers Upscale Entertainment have confirmed.
The tour, which begins from June 12 to 14 in Nigeria will include Lagos, Anambra and Abuja after which he moved over to Accra, Ghana on June 15, for his hospitality tour.
Also, the boxing champion is expected to spend two nights visit to Ghana in collaboration with Zzini Media of Nigeria who are the rights holders for Mayweather Tour of Africa with The Multimedia Group being the official Media House.
The global icon is also expected to visit Nigeria as part of his second tour of the African continent – his first being that of South Africa some years ago. Confirming the visit at a brief interaction at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra, Dr. Prince Donatus Okonkwo, CEO of the Tetrazzini Group of Companies, with Zzini Media as a subsidiary, said the global star and a team of at least 18 people will be on this tour.
“In my interactions with the money team and Floyd, I realize they are very excited about visiting the motherland Ghana. His achievements and the kind of inspiration he has given to millions around the world makes him loved a great deal,” he told Joy Sports.
According to Dr. Okonkwo, his team are excited about the possible boost that Mayweather’s presence in the two African countries will bring to the tourism industry. “The hospital tour embarked by this celebrated undefeated world champion is part of his corporate social responsibility towards the people of African descent with a health initiative tagged: ‘Boxing meningitis away from Africa’,” he stated.
While in Ghana, Mayweather is expected to pay a courtesy call on the President Nana Akufo-Addo and also attend a boxing event at the Bukom Boxing Arena. He is also expected to headline a dinner event to wrap up his tour.
Roni Boateng, the CEO of Upscale entertainment, the certified event organizers in Ghana, added that she was excited about the positive impact the visit will have on the tourism industry in Ghana. “Mayweather will bring a lot of attention to Ghana with this historic visit and we are excited about that,” she added.
Mayweather competed as a professional boxer from 1996 to 2015. He announced his retirement in the ring after defeating Berto, walking away from the sport with an undefeated record of 49–0 on September 12, 2015.