Floyd Mayweather being sued by Nigerian company for $2 million
Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be done with his boxing career, but the 15-time champion still collects plenty of money from endorsement deals and public appearances. The latter only work if Mayweather shows up, and one overseas company claims he took money from them without holding up his end of the bargain.
According to a report from TMZ, Mayweather is being sued by a Nigerian media company that claims it paid Mayweather $210,000 as a deposit for five appearances he was supposed to make in Ghana and Nigeria in 2017. The company, Zinni Media, claims it was going to pay Mayweather a total of $375,000 for the appearances and that he recorded a video to confirm them, but he bailed days before the first event.
Mayweather’s representatives apparently offered to reschedule, so they added more appearances and raised the price to $510,000. He still never showed, and Zinni is now suing Floyd for $2 million. Here’s more:
In the suit, Zinni claims Floyd’s reps offered to reschedule for Dec. 2017 — and added more appearances to the list — but, he also raised the price to $550,000. Zinni claims they were told they could use the $210k toward the new booking price.
Zinni says they ACCEPTED the new deal — but, when they asked Floyd to make a new video confirming the new dates, he bailed again … and never returned the original $210,000.
Now, Zinni is taking legal action in federal court in California — claiming Floyd damaged their reputation and defrauded them. Zinni wants at least $2 MILLION to make things right.
When you take into consideration all the money Mayweather has made and the big purchase he is reportedly looking into, it’s obvious $2 million or any type of settlement he might be forced to pay would not set him back much. Still, that’s not a great look if the allegations in the lawsuit are true.