CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe has said the boxer will pay for the funeral on June 9 in Floyd’s hometown of Houston. He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, he is definitely paying for the funeral, Leonard Ellerbe, via ESPN.com. Ellerbe has also shared that the boxing legend has been in direct contact with Floyd’s family. TMZ reported that Mayweather will also be paying for services in Minneapolis and North Carolina. Floyd died on May 25 of asphyxia after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck.