Bokselegenden Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral, when George Floyd about a week to be buried.
The black american George Floyd died in police custody 25. may in Minnesota, which has triggered riots across the UNITED states.
Floyd Mayweather has been in personal contact with George Floyd's family and have offered financial help, and family thanks.
It confirms Leonard Ellerbe, ceo of Mayweather Promotions, the face of ESPN, according to the AFP news agency.
- He is probably angry at me for saying it, but yes, he will certainly pay for the funeral, says Leonard Ellerbe.
Mayweather fought in the period from 1996 to 2017 50 matches and won them all. He was a world champion in five different weight classes.
Now he makes himself noticed by paying for the funeral, which will take place 9. June in George Floyd's hometown, Houston.
Floyd died after a white police officer pressed his knee on the recumbent Floyd's neck in almost nine minutes.
Since there has been demonstrations and riots across the UNITED states, and there have been clashes between protesters and police forces.
over the weekend were protesting in more than 140 cities across the UNITED states. In several cases, developed demonstrations turns violent with smashed shops and arson.
in response to the unrest, president Donald Trump deploy thousands of armed soldiers.