Mayweather sued $2m for 'no-show' at events in Ghana

Ruben Hill
July 6, 2018

Following the highly publicised visit of Floyd Money Mayweather to Nigeria and other parts of African countries which LEADERSHIP reported before it was canceled, a Nigerian company has alleged it was screwed out of a fortune by the wealthy American and is now suing to get its money back.

Zinni Media alleged that in June 2017, they booked him for appearances in Ghana and Nigeria to the tune of $375,000.

In the suit, Zinni claims Floyd's reps offered to reschedule for December 2017 - and added more appearances to the list - but, he also raised the price to $550,000.

Zinni Media is a Nigerian media ...

However, since the deal failed to pull through, they have slammed at least $2 million in damages in a lawsuit on the former boxer turned boxing promoter according to Bleacher Report quoting TMZ Sports. In June, Forbes listed him as the world's highest paid athlete having racked in $275m (R3 766 507 250,00) in 2017. The company accepted, but Mayweather once again bailed and allegedly hasn't returned the $210K.

Zinni is now taking Mayweather to federal court in California, and asking for $2 million to set things straight.

Also, Investopedia estimated the 41-year-old's net worth at somewhere between $700 million and $1 billion as of January.

Mayweather is now retired from boxing, but past year, he said UFC offered him a multi-fight deal that could be worth $1 billion if he decides to make the transition to MMA. He earned that No. 1 spot after raking in $275 million from his August 2017 fight with UFC star Conor McGregor.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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