Nigeria Media company Zinni Media is suing Floyd Mayweather for skipping out on five scheduled appearances. In June 2017, the suit alleges the company booked the famed boxer for appearances in Ghana and Nigeria to the tune of $375,000.
The company says it got Floyd to make a video confirming the appearances and even wired him $210,000 in advance. But days before the first event was to hold, Floyd failed to show up on his expected date.
Mayweather who is the world ’s highest athlete of 2018 by Forbes has been sued for a total of $2m in damages according to the report after fight with UFC star Conor McGregor.
Zinni is now taking Mayweather to federal court in California, claiming the retired boxer damaged their reputation and defrauded them.
Floyd provided the company with a video confirming the appearances. He was wired a $210,000 advance, but days before his first appearance decided to bail. Zinni claims there was an offer to reschedule for December 2017, with an increased price of $550,000. The company accepted, but Mayweather once again bailed and allegedly hasn’t returned the $210K.
The 41-year-old’s net worth is somewhere between $700 million and $1 billion. He’s even bragged about the ease of crossing the $1 billion mark, if he took a deal with the UFC to transition into the world of MMA.