American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s visit to Nigeria has been indefinitely postponed.
Mayweather was expected to arrive in Nigeria on the 12th of June for a 4-day visit. He however couldn’t make the trip.
According to reports, the retired boxing champion choose only to fly to Nigeria in his private jet however he couldn’t secure the necessary flight and route permits in time to make the trip.
The visit was sponsored by Prince Donatus Okonkwo, Chairman of Tetrazzini Group of companies.
Okonkwo was reportedly arranging an African tour for Mayweather, which was going to kick off in Nigeria.
Part of Mayweather’s itinerary included a charity bout with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
Largely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Mayweather retired in 2015 with a career record of 49-0. There are however indications that he may come out of retirement to fight UFC star Conor McGregor.