American Boxer Floyd Mayweather to Help Breast Cancer Patients
Floyd Mayweather is an American boxing champion and was the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2013. Now the wealthy and successful athlete is using his money and influence for a good cause. The 37-year-old announced that he plans on supporting women with breast cancer during his upcoming fight, scheduled for Saturday, May 3.
Mayweather will face Marcos Maidana in what will be the 46th fight of his career. Because of this, he plans to invite 46 women who have breast cancer to the event. He will also buy the ladies all new wigs and donate $15,000 to cancer research.
“Giving back to the breast cancer survivors is a great feeling,” Mayweather said in a statement. “It’s a great feeling when you’re in a position to give back. I’ll give anything back to our women. Our women are our queens so we have to respect our women. I want to commend you ladies and tell you that you’re beautiful.”
Mayweather felt compelled to help the breast cancer cause in order to recognize the many women in his life who have been affected by the disease. His aunt was the first female diagnosed in his family, and unfortunately, she lost her battle. Mayweather was emotional during his announcement, saying he was passionate about the cause and grateful for his supporters and his career success.