Floyd Mayweather, widely known as “The Money,” was spotted leaving a Gucci store in South Africa surrounded by armed guards, fueling rumors that he had spent a staggering $7 million during his shopping spree. Video footage captured the scene as Mayweather, accompanied by security personnel, made his way through Sandton City mall in Johannesburg.
While DailyMail.com reached out to Mayweather’s representatives and his foundation for comment regarding the reported expenditure, no response has been received thus far.
The boxing legend was in South Africa as part of his “Motherland Tour,” which concluded on July 16. The tour began in neighboring Zimbabwe on July 13, where Mayweather engaged in various activities and events.
During his visit, Mayweather hosted a banquet dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre, aiming to raise funds for South African youth in boxing through his Youth Empowerment Programme. He expressed his pride in honoring and celebrating the country’s boxing legends who have made significant contributions to the sport.
Reflecting on the impact of the global pandemic on the industry, Mayweather emphasized the unifying power of sports, particularly boxing and music, in bringing nations together.
As part of his tour, Mayweather held an event in Mabvuku, one of Zimbabwe’s oldest black townships. The enthusiastic crowd chanted “Mayweather mbinga… mbinga,” which translates to “Mayweather… the rich guy,” as he demonstrated his boxing skills and engaged in drills. The gathering featured live music, exhibition bouts by local boxers of all ages, and an overall festive atmosphere.
Upon his arrival in Africa, Mayweather expressed his joy and sense of belonging, exclaiming, “I’m back home! I’m back where I belong, I’m truly back home!”
While the details of Mayweather’s reported $7 million shopping spree remain unconfirmed, his presence and interactions during the Motherland Tour have left a lasting impression on his fans and the communities he visited.
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