Former world Boxing champion Mayweather is going to get Russian citizenship

Floyd Mayweather Jr.


TASS, 7 Dec. The former world champion in Boxing American Floyd Mayweather Jr. is interested in obtaining Russian citizenship. About it, Mayweather announced on air of TV channel “Russia-24”.

Mayweather went into the ring with the August 27 this year, when Las Vegas won the belt holder of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) lightweight champion Irishman Conor McGregor by TKO in the 10th round. After this fight the American surpassed the achievement of his compatriot rocky Marciano by the number of wins without a loss among the Champions of the world (50 vs 49).

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“I hope to obtain Russian citizenship, said 40-year-old athlete . Today I had the opportunity to see housing that could be my new home in Russia, but everything takes time.”

Mayweather is the highest paid boxer of all time, he was the world champion in five weight categories American is also bronze medalist of the Olympic games in 1996. For the fight with Filipino Manny Pacquiao, which took place on 2 may 2015, Mayweather earned a record fee in Boxing history – $210 million But for the fight with McGregor, according to unofficial information, he received a sum far exceeding the income from the fight with Pacquiao (300 million dollars).

After the fight with Margoram Mayweather announced the definitive end of his career, but later the information appeared that the American has resumed training for his return to the ring. Among the possible opponents of Mayweather called Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin, McGregor (the fight) and Briton Amir Khan.

Mayweather not the first boxer, who has expressed a desire to obtain Russian citizenship – previously received a Russian passport compatriot Mayweather, a former world Boxing champion Roy Jones Jr.

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