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Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr’s van set ablaze during UK tour

Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr’s van set ablaze during UK tour
A van belonging to boxing icon Floyd “Money” Mayweather has been burned in the UK city of Birmingham, where the boxer was taking part in a meet-and-greet session.

Police said no one was injured in the blaze, which happened at about 3:30am outside the Park Regis hotel in Birmingham where the van was parked outside.

The fire occurred just hours after Mayweather appeared at a meet-and-greet session at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, where fans paid up to £400 ($490) to meet with Mayweather and grab a picture with the five-weight world champion.

“Offenders smashed the window of the vehicle, a people carrier, before pouring accelerant inside and setting it alight,” a West Midlands police spokesperson said, the Guardian reported.

“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.”

“Enquiries are currently on-going as to why this vehicle was targeted,” said police, who confirmed the van was a part of Mayweather’s entourage.

Images of the van, adorned by Mayweather’s “TMT” (The Money Team) lifestyle brand logo, which circulated on social media, showing the vehicle ablaze and then in its subsequent charred state.

Mayweather will host the next leg of his UK tour at The Legacy Gala charity dinner on Monday, March 13.