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Mayweather looks to expand promotional reach in U.K.

Floyd Mayweather plans on bringing his promotional company overseas.

Frank Warren and Floyd Mayweather JR Press Conference Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Floyd Mayweather is looking to take his Mayweather Promotions company into global commerce. Mayweather has been in the U.K. on a promotional tour of sorts and while he was supposed to announce a deal to pit his fighter, Gervonta Davis, against Frank Warren-promoted Liam Walsh in London on May 20, he instead mentioned his plans for expansion as reported by ESPN.

"I'm thinking about coming over here and setting up shop," Mayweather said. "We may have an office over here also.

"We don't just want to be in the US: we want to be the first boxing promotions company that's all around the world. This will be the second place.

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, says their company plans on working with Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn (Britain’s two biggest promoters) to stage fights across the pond going forward.

"We definitely plan to bring some other big fights and other smaller fights over here," said the American. "We're looking to do a lot of business with Warren and Hearn.”

Unfortunately even Mayweather isn’t universally beloved in the U.K. Just the other day one of his TMT vans firebombed while making an appearance in Birmingham. Rumor has it that while at a nightclub Mayweather had members of his security staff search the crowd for pretty women to join him in his VIP section. The problem was that several of those women had boyfriends - boyfriends who weren’t allowed to accompany their partners into the section.

That didn’t stop the women from going anyway, though, and the fellas apparently didn’t take kindly to being turned away by Mayweather. A source tells the The Sun that those men were apart of a local mob that set one TMT van ablaze while throwing a brick through the window of another.

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