Floyd Mayweather Junior’s planned June trip to U.K shelved due to visa issues

06/02/2014 - By James Slater - Comments

Those U.K fans who were excited about meeting superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior during his planned speaking engagements this week will be disappointed, Jeff Powell of The Mail has reported, as the series of dates, planned for this month, have had to be scrapped due to unspecified visa complications encountered by Mayweather.

Fans, who had parted with as much as £200 to meet and greet the undefeated great, were to have met Floyd in Bolton (Amir Khan’s home town), Leeds, London and a number of other locations throughout the U.K. But it’s been reported that Mayweather’s attempted flight to London has been met with the visa problems.

Mayweather has yet comment on the situation that prevented him from entering the U.K, but Floyd does have a prison sentence to his name and maybe this is the reason he was denied entry. If this is the case, and if the ban is a permanent one, any hopes Khan has of facing Mayweather in his home country (with Khan recently stating to BBC Radio 5 how he would love to fight Floyd at Wembley in front of a similarly sized crowd to the 80,000 audience that turned up to watch the Froch-Groves rematch this past Saturday) can be dismissed.

Recently, also ahead of a planned UK speaking tour, former heavyweight king Mike Tyson was denied entry into the country.