Floyd Mayweather Jr makes second attempt to visit Australia
Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather (50-0) wants to visit Australia following his victory against UFC star out of Ireland Conor McGregor. The pair battled out in a square circle on August 26 in Las Vegas, where the representative of the country-host won the fight via the tenth-round TKO.
According to his managers, “bored after a big fight”, “Money” Mayweather reportedly planned a speaking tour in Down Under. He has to be granted Australian VISA prior he can enter the country.
According to Herald Sun Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is determined not to grant Mayweather Australian Visa due to his record of domestic violence in the United States, which includes assaults against his wife and other women. In 2015 Mayweather was denied entry to Australia by former Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash.
Max Markson, the agent of Floyd Mayweather in Australia, says that the latter has now changed his ways, and he is “a reformed character who deserves another chance.”
However it appears that Mayweather is unlikely to be granted Australian VISA. According to reports the spokesperson advised that “the then Minister made a decision in 2015 not to grant Mr Mayweather a visa and the Government is not aware of any information that would change that outcome”.
Retired in 2017 with an undefeated record of 50–0 Floyd Mayweather surpassed Rocky Marciano’s record of 49–0.