A Women's Charity Is Trying To Stop Floyd Mayweather's UK Tour

Women's Aid says the boxer's 'very lucrative' tour is unacceptable

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Floyd Mayweather's UK tour has not been welcomed by Women's Aid, a charity which believes the boxer's visit sends out the wrong message about domestic violence.

The 39-year-old former heavyweight champion plans to visit Leicester, Liverpool and London in March on 'The Undefeated Tour,' which will cost between £40 and £1,000 for a ticket, the BBC reports.

Floyd Mayweather celebrates his victory in Las Vegas, May 2015
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Yet his appearances have been strongly opposed by the domestic violence charity due to Mayweather's previous conviction for attacking his ex-girlfriend in 2012.

Polly Neate, chief executive of Women's Aid, described the boxer's "very lucrative" tour as unacceptable.

"Mayweather has never shown remorse for his serious and sustained attacks against women and has even made excuses for his crimes," Neate said.

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"This is not acceptable. He is still considered a hero, and his UK tour will undoubtedly be very lucrative. What message does this send out about violence against women?

"If we do not hold perpetrators to account - especially high-profiles ones like Mayweather - we will never drive the culture change we need to keep women and girls safe."

In December 2011 Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in prison for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris. He also pleaded guilty to an unrelated incident in 2002 and was given a suspended sentence for allegedly assaulting two women in a Las Vegas nightclub in 2004.

Mayweather's latest trip to the UK comes after his larger "European Victory Tour" in 2016. The boxer won world titles at five weights before he announced his retirement in 2015.