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Hotel rooms full of Cristal champagne, a never-ending supply of gummy bears, M&Ms, fresh fruit and juices are only just some of the outrageous demands on boxing legend Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Jnr's excessive list for his Australian tour which was cancelled last week after the heavyweight diva was denied a visa into the country due to his criminal past. The bald 37-year-old champion, who was jailed for abusing five women in 2012, insisted that both hotels in Melbourne and Sydney must have a barber on call around the clock who was experienced in cutting African-American hair - not to mention a butler, chef, makeup artist and a women's hairdresser at his finger tips, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The boxing legend also demanded that an entire floor of both hotels must be booked out for his entourage of 31 companions including a Miss Universe winner, personal DJs, a mascot, agent, security guards, personal assistant - to name but a few.
The heavyweight diva demanded Cristal champagne, and a never-ending supply of gummy bears, M&Ms - just a few of many very precise requests...
The controversial fighter refused to have his photo taken with any of his fans, despite them forking out anywhere from $200 to $1000 to attend the gala dinners planned as part of the tour - but he was happy to be snapped with 'selected top-paying VIPs'.
All questions asked during a Q&A segment had to be approved beforehand while his personal DJs would take over the nightclubs Studio 3 and The X-Studio. Taking the law into his own hands, a heavy fine would be incurred if every single demand was not met.
Mayweather remains hopeful of being allowed to visit Australia, after his promoter Max Markson lodged an appeal against his ban.
The Assistant Immigration Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash, refused to grant him a visa on Wednesday because of the fighter's abusive past. An on-line petition was launched by anti-violence campaigner Angela Burrows, via change.org, to stop him from visiting the country because 'he abused his ex-partner in front of his children and went to jail after abusing five different women'.
Mayweather, 37, was jailed in 2012 for an attack (two years earlier) on his ex-girlfriend.
'We are appealing,' Max Markson told Daily Mail Australia.
'Yes, absolutely we are up for a fight because I strongly believe he should be allowed in the country.
'He passes the character test, the economic test, social test and there will be massive tourism benefits and the fact is when he does come, there will be absolutely no danger to Australians, which the minister herself admits.
'You know, the people who don't want him here don't have to go to his events.'
But Senator Cash said: 'Visa applicants must demonstrate they are of good character, as required under the character test, before they are granted a visa.'
'I am aware of Mr Mayweather’s background – both in terms of his professional success as well as his criminal history. 'The Government takes very seriously its role in protecting the Australian community.
'In making character decisions, a range of factors are taken into account. This can include consideration of both a person’s criminal history as well as their general conduct over a continuum of time, to reach an assessment as to whether they are of good character.'
But Mr Markson insists 'you have to give people a second chance'.
'He hasn't re-offended for five years, he is not a danger.
'If something happened, it will be on my head, but even the Assistant Minister acknowledges there is no danger to Australian society. 'The issue is his domestic violence record, he's done that, but he's paid the time for that, we have to move on, same as anyone here would be allowed to move on.
'I brought Mike Tyson here in 2012 but I won't be using that as a precedent, I don't have to.
'I hope to have him here in a couple of weeks. We have seven days to appeal the decision and I would hope we would have a positive reaction.'
'An Evening with Floyd Mayweather' dinners and nightclub appearances in Melbourne on Thursday 5th February and Sydney on Friday 6th February had to be postponed by Mr Markson.
'He is no danger or threat to Australian society and is planning to bring his 14-year-old daughter and her mother along,' the promoter added.
'He hasn't offended for almost 4 or 5 years and has become a bigger star in terms of boxing, in fact he's the highest paid sports star in the world.'
Mayweather served two of the three-month prison sentence he was handed for a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on former lover Josie Harris, as two of their three children watched. The petition by Ms Burrows, stated: 'His assaults are sickening to read about. He's alleged to have slammed a car door on a woman, then repeatedly punched her in the backseat. And he still seems completely without regret.'
'Allowing a chronic perpetrator of violence like Floyd Mayweather to visit Australia sends a terrifying message – that vicious, repeat abuse isn't serious.'
'It (the planned trip) will generate $1.5 million dollars and socially it will raise money for an Aboriginal charity and will be helping the Reverend Bill Crews, founder of the Exodus foundation.'
Mayweather, whose earnings last year reportedly topped $US100 million, is currently the world's best pound-for-pound boxer, holding both the welterweight and super welterweight world titles.
He has accumulated a record of 47-0 with 26 KOs since making his professional debut in 1996.
But apart from the jail term, he has reportedly been involved in seven assaults on five women that resulted in arrest or a citation from police.
Mr Markson thought is adamant he would be coming down under for the right reasons and should be welcomed. 'I've hosted Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and many many big names - they cost me a lot of money, a lot more than Floyd will cost me,' he added.
And he also appears to have Reverend Bill Crews in his corner.
'Mr Mayweather’s celebrity will give our charity and the work we do great exposure over the coming months which will assist us greatly to help even more people in Australia,' he said.
'The charitable funds raised during Mr Mayweather’s time in Australia will be used in the following manner: providing food and health and well-being programs for homeless, disabled, disadvantaged and needy people and children including Aboriginal.
'Our charity relies on the generous support of the general public and people like Mr Mayweather to provide a safety net to those that need it most.'