Nigerian company Zinni Media is seeking at least $2 million in damages in a lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
According to TMZ Sports, Zinni Media alleges that Mayweather agreed to make five appearances in Nigeria and Ghana in June 2017.
While Mayweather made a video confirming he would take part in the appearances, he allegedly backed out despite Zinni Media wiring him $210,000 of the $375,000 he requested for the engagements.
Zinni Media also alleged that Mayweather agreed to reschedule the appearances for December 2017 at a cost of $550,000.
Mayweather allegedly asked for the original $210,000 to be used as part of his payment, but he backed out again and never returned the $210,000.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in California, and Zinni Media is suing for both the money Mayweather allegedly took and the damage he allegedly caused to their reputation.
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Per Forbes, Mayweather is by far the highest-paid athlete in the world for 2018 at $285 million by virtue of his fight with Conor McGregor.
Also, Investopedia estimated the 41-year-old’s net worth at somewhere between $700 million and $1 billion as of January.
Mayweather is currently retired from boxing, but last year, he said UFC offered him a multi-fight deal that could be worth $1 billion if he decides to make the transition to MMA.