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Australia bars 'ex-convict' Floyd Mayweather Jr.

by Staff Reporter
06 Feb 2015 at 10:00hrs | Views

Flamboyant American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., acknowledged as the world's highest-paid athlete and who likes to be called "Money," was recently denied a visa to visit Australia, according to and

The immigration bar led to the cancellation of promotional activities lined up for Mayweather in Sydney and Melbourne on Feb. 5 and 6.

Reports said the 37-year-old Mayweather was prevented from entering the country because of his previous criminal offenses for domestic violence, including a prison term for physically abusing his former girlfriend.

The unbeaten Mayweather had also been accused of beating four other women in the past. He has denied the allegations.

Archives reveal that two million of Australians are descended from the convicts deported to Australia. We've all heard that Australia started as a prison colony.

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