CONTROVERSIAL: Floyd Mayweather
FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S UK tour has been criticised by the charity Women's Aid, whom believe that the boxer's visit sends out the wrong message about domestic violence.
The 39-year-old former heavyweight champion plans to visit Leicester, Liverpool and London in March on 'The Undefeated Tour,' which will cost between £40 and £1,000 for a ticket, reports the BBC.
According to the domestic violence charity, his appearance is "deeply unacceptable" due to Mayweather's previous conviction for attacking his ex-girlfriend in 2012.
Polly Neate, chief executive of Women's Aid said: "Mayweather has never shown remorse for his serious and sustained attacks against women and has even made excuses for his crimes," Neate said.
"This is not acceptable. He is still considered a hero, and his UK tour will undoubtedly be very lucrative. What message does this send out about violence against women?
"If we do not hold perpetrators to account - especially high-profiles ones like Mayweather - we will never drive the culture change we need to keep women and girls safe."
In December 2011 Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in prison for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris. He also pleaded guilty to an unrelated incident in 2002 and was given a suspended sentence for allegedly assaulting two women in a Las Vegas nightclub in 2004.
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