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Boxer Mayweather To Finance George Floyd’s Funeral

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US boxer, Floyd Mayweather, has pledged to finance the burial of George Floyd.

George Floyd was killed on Monday May 25, 2020, by a former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Michael Chauvin.

Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

In a viral video, Chauvin was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds after his arrest, leading to his death.

George Floyd was accused of using a fake $20 note to buy cigarette from a convenience store.

His death has spiked waves of bloody and violent protests across the United States, with over 4,000 people so far arrested and Curfews imposed in about 40 states.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – MAY 31: Police arrest people amid demonstrations and some ransacking in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death on May 31, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom has deployed National Guard troops to Los Angeles County. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody for Floyd’s death. Chauvin has been accused of kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded with him about not being able to breathe. Floyd was pronounced dead a short while later. Chauvin and 3 other officers, who were involved in the arrest, were fired from the police department after a video of the arrest was circulated. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The US National Guard has been activated in about 15 States as well as violence escalates by the day.

And the former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Productions, has taken to Twitter to confirm that indeed he had made the offer.

Local media reports in the US have also claimed that George Floyd’s family have accepted.

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