BRISTOL, England – Retired undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is currently receiving flak from a women’s group after it was announced that he will be holding a UK tour in March.
According to a recent report, “Money” will be embarking on his “Undefeated Tour” with the exact dates still to be determined. He is slated to visit three cities for this tour: London, Liverpool, and Leicester.
Mayweather embarked on the same tour in 2016 which he called the “European Victory Tour.” However, ticket sales did not meet the expectations, as he charged fans up to $1,200, just for them to get a chance to have a photo taken with him.
This time around, reports claim that fees could go as low as £40 ($50 USD). However, the other hurdle that he is facing is the protest by women’s group Women’s Aid, who is vehemently opposing for the said tour to take place. According to Women’s Aid chief executive Polly Neate, Mayweather has never shown remorse for a domestic violence case he was previously involved in, and in which he served a 90-day jail sentence for in 2012.
Neate also pointed out that while the UK Tour may generate a lucrative amount of money, treating Mayweather as a heroic figure only sends the wrong message about violence against women.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor battery and no contest to two counts of harassment. The case involved his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris who is also the mother of his three children. He served three months at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, and was released in August of 2012.
To his credit, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has kept himself out of trouble since his stint in jail. All things considered, should he still be prohibited from holding his UK Tour?