Popular boxer Floyd Mayweather, who is retired now, might be in for a new legal fight after being sued by a Nigerian media company claiming he scammed them.
The Nigerian company, Zinni Media, is seeking at least $2 million in damages in a lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
According to TMZ, Zinni Media is suing Mayweather for skipping out on five scheduled appearances.
Zinni Media alleged that in June 2017, they booked the boxer for appearances in Ghana and Nigeria to the tune of $375,000.
It was gathered that 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 – the monies 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.
The company claimed they agreed but Mayweather once again did not show up and has not returned their cash.
The company has reported the case to the federal court in California, demanding for a compensation of $2 million.
Forbes, had earlier reports that 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.