Christmas has come early at Floyd Mayweather’s house, and he’s got something a bit better than an ugly woolly jumper.
The boxer was showing off just how bizarre his life has become with an Instagram photo of his brand spanking new pet tiger.
The caption on his photo read:
I want to thank my family @themoneyteamrussia here in Moscow, Russia for the hospitality & my early Christmas present, a rare & exotic tiger from India. Any suggestions for a name for this two-month old, female tiger? #Moscow #Russia
Surely though he can’t just keep a pet tiger? Well that’s where we’re wrong, in Mr Mayweather’s home state of Nevada, he actually gets to keep it.
According to Big Cats Rescue, Nevada law requires “a permit for the possession of bobcats and mountain lions. Also has import permit for bobcat and mountain lion. All other felines are exempt from permit requirements. Issues both non-commercial licenses ($5 per year) and commercial licenses ($100 per year.)”
So because it’s not a lion, it’s exempt from licensing requirements. That’s fucking mental.
Seriously though tigers are still a highly endangered species, the number of wild tigers are still falling around the world and according to Tigers in Crisis, there are only an estimated 3,000-3,600 tigers left in the wild.
We hope Mr Mayweather remembers that tiger is for life, not just for Christmas.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.