Mayweather to Fight #BBNaija’s Triple T In Lagos
Undefeated retired boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather will be taken on Nigeria's newest celebrity and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Triple T(Thin Tall Tony).
Triple T surely has the height but whether he has the capacity to take the blows is what Nigerians will be looking forward to seeing.
They will be exchanging blows in a charity fight on June 13 in Lagos.
This comes as part of Mayweather’s scheduled visit to Nigeria. He has been on a roadshow since retiring in September 2015.
Confirming the charity fight, the Chairman, Zzini Media, Donatus Okonkwo, said Floyd and Triple T would exchange punches at the Civic Centre, Lagos.
“The boxing match between Floyd and Triple T is a charity-focused event that will bring under one roof entertainers and sports people.
“Having Floyd Mayweather in Nigeria is a privilege and we are going to do everything possible to ensure that his presence impacts the lives of the people particularly the less privileged.
“Hosting such an event that connects our youths with global icons will boost their morale that will in turn help them channel their strength in the right direction,” Okonkwo said.
He may not have won the Big Brother Naija but high-spirited Triple T said he cannot be defeated in his country.
“Nobody gets beaten in his home. So, I am going to make history by defeating the champion with a few punches.” the dancer and actor said.
The African leg of Mayweather’s hospitality and mentoring tour is from June 12 to June 14 and will see him make stops at Abuja, Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Anambra States before heading to Accra, Ghana.
Mayweather’s fight with Triple T is coming after former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield arrived in Lagos for a charity match with political icon, Bola Tinubu, as part of the Jubilee celebration of the state. That fight did not hold.