Sunday, 3 December 2017

Floyd Mayweather has adopted a baby giant panda and named it after himself

Mayweather fed his new pet an apple using a bamboo stick
BOXER--The undefeated American boxer pays more than £5,000 to adopt the animal, but he won't be allowed to take it out of China.

Mayweather fed his new pet an apple using a bamboo stick

The 40-year-old paid half of the 100,000 yuan (£11,210) adoption fee himself, with the remainder paid by his sponsor Beijing Branson Sports Culture Company.

But TMT Floyd Mayweather, as the animal is now called, will have to be left behind at its home in southeast China.

The money will go to the research centre, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, in China's Sichuan province.

The panda was previously called Maodou, translated as soy bean in English, and was born in the summer of 2016.

TMT stands for The Money Team and is Mayweather's global brand.

The US boxer received an adoption certificate during the naming ceremony on Thursday by an official.

In an Instagram post earlier this week, he said: "Coming here with 23 people has been a great experience and it doesn't hurt to get paid $3,000,000 to simply visit and vacation here in luxury for a few days."

Mayweather's fight against UFC star Conor McGregor in August reportedly saw the star earn more than $150m (£111m).

The undefeated boxer, who lives in Las Vegas, has earned a fortune over his 21-year professional career.

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