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Mayweather’s Australia visit postponed

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The visit to Australia of the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather has been postponed, as he waits for a visa.

Undefeated professional and multi-division world champion Mayweather was originally booked for dinner and nightclub appearances in Sydney and Melbourne on January 29 and 30 respectively.

They were then deferred to February 5 and 6.

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However, a media release from tour organiser Max Markson issued on Wednesday said the dates had been postponed and new ones would be announced as soon as his visa is issued.

No reason was given for the delay in obtaining a visa.

However, the 37-year-old American has a criminal record, which includes serving two months in jail in 2012, after pleading guilty to an assault on his former partner in front of their children.

Mayweather presently holds welterweight and super welterweight world titles and has won a stack of world champion belts earned across five weight divisions from super featherweight to super welterweight.

He has accumulated a record of 47-0 with 26 KOs since making his professional debut in 1996.

Among the titles he currently holds is the WBC super welterweight belt, with potential opponent, Australian Anthony Mundine, holding the WBC Silver title in the same division.

Mayweather is also rumoured to be in the final stages of negotiations for a long-awaited super-fight with Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao, the fight hopefully to take place in May or June this year.

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