George Floyd's murder: Mayweather donates over GHC500k to family of black man killed by police

George Floyd's murder: Mayweather donates over GHC500k to family of black man killed by police

- Floyd Mayweather has shown his solidarity with the family of George Floyd

- The legend has donated huge sums of money support the family

- Mayweather has also promised to finance the funeral of late George

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The retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather has reportedly donated the sum of $88,500 to the family of late George Floyd dies in police custody in the US.

Close representatives of the legend also disclosed that the former heavyweight champion has promised to finance George Floyd’s funeral in four different locations including Houston, Minnesota, Charlotte and one further city.

According to TMZ, Mayweather told close associates that "he is just doing what he feels is right in his heart."

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It was gathered that George Floyd’s family has accepted the offer and then a picture of a cheque sent from Mayweather to Robert Swearington Fort Bend Memorial funeral home for $88,500, to cover the costs was posted by TMZ.

The former world heavyweight champion has offered to pay for funeral expenses of late George Floyd who recently died in America following assault from the police who arrested him.

Floyd Mayweather's company confirmed this on social media in which the family of the deceased have also accepted the gesture from the retired boxer who has made so much money in boxing.

Floyd died just over a week ago in controversial circumstances after being arrested by police officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with third-degree murder.

The 46-year-old died in police custody in Minneapolis after his arrest for allegedly attempting to use a counterfeit $20 note.

A video emerged online of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes during the arrest.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has joined discerning voices to express deep condolences to the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer.

On May 25, 2020, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill.

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