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Someone Set Floyd Mayweather's Van On Fire In Birmingham

Someone Set Floyd Mayweather's Van On Fire In Birmingham

Floyd Mayweather has been the victim of an arson attack in Birmingham of all places! That's Birmingham, U.K., not Alabama.

Mayweather is currently touring the UK, meeting and greeting fans. The boxing icon won every single one of his 50 fights, making him possibly the best boxer of all time.

But definitely not the most exciting.

He was in Birmingham to attend the Las Vegas Ball at the ICC to fundraise money for the Birmingham Children's Hospital and Cure Leukaemia charities.

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Before doing a Q&A in Birmingham, the Money was shopping at luxury department store Selfridges, enjoying the high life. His van was parked outside Park Regis hotel a few hours after his ICC appearance and was torched as part of an arson attack!

At around 3am, one of the Money Team vans had its window smashed and liquid poured inside and set alight.

West Midlands Police said: "Police are investigating an arson attack on a vehicle parked at a Birmingham hotel. No-one was injured following the fire.

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"Offenders smashed the window of the vehicle, a people carrier, before pouring accelerant inside and setting it alight.

"Enquiries into the fire, which caused extensive damage to the vehicle belonging to a guest, are currently ongoing and police are examining CCTV from the area."

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He's going to be in London this evening; let's hope no one sets anything on fire.

Lot's Of Love For Birmingham

Despite some arsehole setting one of his vans on fire, Mayweather bloody loved Birmingham.

Promoter Andy Sahota from Showfighter said: "Considering this was our first event in Birmingham, the response has been phenomenal, both from guests and Mayweather's management who said it was the best night of the tour.

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"We did everything differently and to a very high standard and we are now looking forward to bringing many more big names to Birmingham."

"Mayweather himself was very down to earth - he has his haters, but that's because he's successful."

The boxing champion turned 40 on February 24th and is still celebrating - and why not!

He did it in true Birmingham style; Mayweather had a Nando's takeaway, gorged on gummy bears, and kept his friendship with 19-year-old Dudley shop girl Raemarni Ball going strong.

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay has been a Senior Journalist for Tyla and LADbible since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - [email protected]