Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2015, and currently works as a boxing promoter.

He is coming to town on June 12 as part of an African tour during which the 'money man' will announce details for the building of a boxing academy in Nigeria.

This was disclosed at a press conference organised by Donatus Okonkwo, Chairman of Tetrazzini Foods.

The boxing champion is scheduled to visit Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Lagos and Abuja during his visit.

He is to fight Speaker, House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara in a Charity bout in Abuja on June 14.

Mayweather has not fought since September 2015 but has been linked to a ring return against Conor McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion.