Something big is about to happen to the Nigerian sport sector, world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will be coming to Nigeria this month, Donatus Okonkwo, CEO of Terazzini Group of Companies has announced on Monday.
Mayweather who is billed to arrive Nigeria on June 12, 2017 will tour three states, -Lagos, Uyo, Anambra—and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to Okonkwo Mayweather’s visit his strategic as it will help to boost the nation’s tourism and image.
“Floyd is a 49 times undefeated boxing champion in the world. Nigerian boxers have not been doing well, so with Floyd’s coming, we will be able to set up a boxing academy with the necessary facilities needed to train youths with boxing skills. While he will be here, we will get him accustomed to Nigeria way of life.”
On his visit, Mayweather is expected to visit tourist centres and sport complexes in Nigeria and engage in a charity fight with Yakubu Dagora, speaker of the House of Representative on the 14th of June, 2017 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
“On his visit to Anambra state, he will be visiting the Ogbunike Cave, in Abuja the IDP camp. While he will in Lagos and Uyo he will be making a historic visit to the state governors. He will also inaugurate the newly built sport centre in Uyo.”
Okonkwo added the significance of Mayweather’s visit to Nigeria will help in building tourism in Nigeria as well as help in the country’s growth and development. Known for his charitable deeds, he will be engaging in several charity endeavours.
The heavyweight boxing champion will depart Nigeria for Ghana on 15th of June as he will also be visiting Monrovia.