Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Visa Denied Due to His Domestic Violence Convictions
Grand Rapids native and boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.(who just last year posted his ex's sonograms and accused her of "killing babies") has been denied entry into Australia due to all of his domestic violence and assault convictions. Good.
Mayweather was hoping to travel to Australia to do some promotional events in Sydney and Melbourne. Unfortunately for him, Australia was much more concerned with Mayweather's record outside of the ring than the were with his wins and losses in the ring.
The folks at Deadspin did an in-depth investigation into Mayweather's violent history back in July of 2014. They revealed that Mayweather's incidents of domestic violence "extend over a dozen years and include at least seven separate physical assaults on five different women that resulted in arrest or citation, as well as several other instances where the police had to be summoned in response to an actual or perceived threat from Mayweather."
Because of that record of violence, Mayweather's visa application was delayed and later completely denied by the Department of Immigration. The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection told the Sydney Morning Herald, "The Government takes very seriously its role in protecting the Australian community from the risk of harm by non-citizens who engage in criminal conduct and/or conduct that is of serious concern." Australia's immigration department can deny visas to people with both "substantial criminal records" and if they don't meet what they call a "character requirement."
Mayweather hasn't publicly responded to visa denial, but we can almost bet that when he does it'll be in a super douchey way that makes people hate him even more. Because he's Floyd Mayweather.