Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Publicist Reveals The Boxer's Demands For His Cancelled Australian Tour

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WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. celebrates his victory over Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 13, 2014. Reuters

Undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has reportedly came up with a list of demands for his cancelled Australian tour. The tour was put on hold after Mayweather was refused a visa due to his past criminal history. Recently, publicist Max Markson, who is in charge of the fighter’s visit to the land Down Under, revealed some of Mayweather’s demands, which Markson found normal given Mayweather’s celebrity status.

There is no boundary to the lengths that Mayweather expects people to go to in his honour. According to a report by the Sydney Morning Herald, Mayweather demanded that both of his hotel rooms in Melbourne and Sydney, where he was slated to make an appearance, be stocked with Cristal champagne and unlimited supply of sweet bonbons such as gummy bears and M&Ms. Mayweather also reportedly wanted his hotel rooms stocked with fresh fruit and juices.

In addition, the reigning World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association welterweight and junior middleweight titlist wanted a barber expert in cutting African-American hair be available at any time of the day. He also wanted a butler, chef, makeup artist and a women’s hairdresser available on call.

Mayweather also demanded that the entire floor of his hotels be booked for his entourage of 31 cohorts. His entourage reportedly consists of a Miss Universe winner, personal DJs, mascot, security guards and personal assistants.

Mayweather was supposed to make an appearance in gala dinners at Crown’s Palladium and Darling Island Wharf in Melbourne and Sydney, respectively. The cost of the ticket ranges from $200 to $1000 per individual, which includes a photo opportunity with the undefeated Grand Rapids native boxer.

However, Mayweather can decline to take photographs with anyone except with VIPs. He would also take part in a question-and-answer session, but the questions would have to be approved prior the event. Mayweather’s personal DJs would have to take over the Studio 3 and The X-Studio nightclubs the whole time that he was there. SMH further stated that the event organisers will face a “steep fine” if none of the aforementioned conditions are met.

Mayweather’s Australian tour was cancelled on Feb. 4 after he was denied a visa due to his abusive past. Despite that, Markson remains optimistic that the Immigration Department will allow Mayweather entry to Australia because he knows that the undefeated fighter doesn’t pose a threat to the local community.

“Floyd will be announcing new dates soon,” a statement on the Mayweather’s Aussie tour site said. “All tickets will be honoured and valid for the new dates and refunds will be issued should you be unable to attend the new dates.”

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