Mayweather Sued For Pulling Out Of Event In Nigeria
A Nigerian company is claiming that retired boxer Floyd Mayweather scammed them for $375,000.
Zinni Media claims it booked Mayweather for 5 appearances in Nigeria and Ghana in June 2017, with Mayweather set to make $375,000 for the trip.
Mayweather allegedly made a video for the company to promote and confirm his appearances, as well claims of wiring the fighter $210,000 in advance.
When the dates got close, Mayweather would drop from the events, possibly due to negotiations for his August 2017 fight with Conor McGregor.
Per documents filed by Zinni Media, the company claimed that Floyd’s representatives emailed with an offer to reschedule for more dates in December 2017, and utilize the $210,000 advance towards the total booking price.
Mayweather would then never make a new video confirming the new tour, nor return the original $210,000 deposit.
Zinni is taking legal action in federal court in California, suing for $2 million dollars for damaging their reputation and allegedly defrauding the company.
Initial report: Boxing Scene