Home / China / Society

Floyd Mayweather adopts panda cub in Sichuan

By Huang Zhiling | | Updated: 2017-12-01 20:46

Floyd Mayweather adopts panda cub in Sichuan

Floyd Mayweather received a panda toy from Zhang Zhihe (left), chief of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province. [Photo provided to]

Five-division world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather arrived Thursday in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province.

Instead of training some of the cuddly bears to be kung fu pandas, the 40-year-old American legend adopted a female panda with a pet name of "Mao Mao" born July 26, 2016, in the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

"He named the cub 'TMT Floyd Mayweather,'" said Chen Chengdu, an information officer in the base.

After signing the adoption agreement, Mayweather toured the base and fed the adopted panda a piece of apple with a bamboo pole, she said.

Previous 1 2 Next

Editor's picks
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349