Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.

Mayweather Promotions confirmed the offer via twitter and several local media reports have said the family have accepted.

TMZ Sports tweeted a picture of a cheque from Mayweather to George Floyd’s funeral service for $88,500.

Mayweather also paid for the funerals of Genaro Hernandez, his former opponent, and the legendary Joe Frazier in 2011.

Mayweather Promotions and the boxer’s agency have yet to respond to a request for comment.

Several high-profile sports stars, including Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Lewis Hamilton, have expressed outrage at Floyd’s death.

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