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Former World Boxing Champion, Mayweather Visits Amaechi, Unveils Plan To Establish Boxing Academy

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All Progressives Congress(APC),  Presidential aspirant and Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Sunday 8th May, 2022 hosted former World Boxing Champion, Floyd Mayweather at his residence in Abuja.  

Mayweather, aka Money Man , widely considered the greatest boxer of his era, is a retired professional boxer and boxing promoter. He founded his own boxing promotional firm in 2006 called “Mayweather promotions”. As a professional boxer, he competed between 1996 and 2017, retired with an undefeated record and also won 15 major world championships.

Mayweather currently in Nigeria to explore the opportunity of setting up a boxing academy to discover talented young Nigerians with the goals of exposing them with right training to become world class boxing champions.

He said “the ultimate plan is to find the next Mayweather. I want to work with kids, I will come over to meet and talk to make sure we are all on the same page, and slowly start building these fighters. 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.

“There are so much talents in the sport world over there in the United States, and Africa is dominating in the U.S now. There are so much hidden talents, so much skills, so we want the world to see these skills.
“We don’t want it to be hidden, like I was able to display my skills and talents to the world, here I am today. I want to build an academy just for the children to grow,” Mayweather said.

In response, Amaechi told the boxing great that he believes the Federal Government would support any initiative to harness more talents in the country, which would also create jobs.

“The ultimate plan is to find the next Mayweather. I want to work with kids, I will come over to meet and talk to make sure we are all on the same page, and slowly start building these fighters. 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.

“There are so much talents in the sport world over there in the United States, and Africa is dominating in the U.S now. There are so much hidden talents, so much skills, so we want the world to see these skills.

“We don’t want it to be hidden, like I was able to display my skills and talents to the world, here I am today. I want to build an academy just for the children to grow,” Mayweather said.

In response, Amaechi told the boxing great that he believes the Federal Government would support any initiative to harness more talents in the country, which would also create jobs.

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