Floyd Mayweather has confirmed to the Evening Standard that he will visit London for a short time in early June to meet fans and hold a series of business meetings as 'The Money Team's empire looks to expand across the pond.
Mayweather is just over a week away from facing Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where two versions of the welterweight title and a flawless 45-0 professional record will be on the line.
The pound-for-pound king has amassed an enormous fortune as a result of his 18-year career in the paid ranks, which he revealed to the Standard is now at a whopping £238m, but will head to London later this year in a bid boost his earning potential even further.
He revealed: "I plan to have some dinners and some meetings with the future in mind.
“I also hope to meet some of my British fans who have always been so good to me, shake a few hands and have some photos taken.
"I remember when I fought Ricky Hatton and the reception we both got before and after the fight in the UK. If it’s anything like last time I visited London I’ll get mobbed in the street but I’m happy to handle that.”
The 37-year-old's current six-fight deal with Showtime and CBS guarantees him a cool $19m for fighting Maidana next Saturday, with pay-per-view's biggest name sure to make a far bigger sum once box-office sales are taken into account.
Mayweather must get the job done though before turning his attention to business ventures, with Maidana possessing raw knockout power and desperate to make his mark on the biggest stage on May 3rd.