Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather was unharmed Monday morning after his customized van was vandalized outside of London over the weekend. Fortunately, Floyd and his entourage were inside while the attack took place. Mayweather is on the UK leg of his 2017 Undefeated tour. He will be visiting Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle, Leicester, and London. The tour features a VIP meet-and-greet with the undefeated boxer, a Q&A session, live music, prizes, and more. Promoters expected upwards of 1,000 people at the venue with basic tickets priced at 40 pounds. The grand event took place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, UK. All of the proceeds from the event will be going to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
According to the Ladywood Fire Station located in Birmingham, two unidentified assailants approached the vehicle and through a brick through the window, breaking the glass. Then, the perpetrators through a Molotov cocktail through the window setting the van on fire. The van had the initials TMT emblazoned on the side. The emblem is the official logo of Mayweather and stands for The Money Team.
Per TMZ, the van did not officially belong to Mayweather. It was loaned to him for his UK trip and was used by members of his promotions team. Officials are working closely with Mayweather to find the perpetrators.
The reason for the attack is still unclear, but Mayweather does have some “beef” in the UK. For the past couple of years, Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor has been exchanging words with the boxing superstar. McGregor, a mixed martial artist and UFC fighter, claims he could beat Mayweather in the ring. Mayweather, who retired in 2015, seems up for the challenge and has teased audiences about a possible matchup between the two fighters.
Could the attackers be a pair of rabid McGregor fans? The case is still under investigation, and the police force and fire department are working diligently to uncover the truth.
As of now, Mayweather will still continue his UK tour and is expected to be at Indigo at the 02 in London on March, 6th.