After Losing $15,000 On Mayweather No-Show, KC Installs Funding Safeguards

Although a police investigation into the loss of $15,000 did not lead to any criminal charges, the event has spurred changes that could protect Kansas City tax dollars in the future.

A promoter promised to bring world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a December event in Kansas City in exchange for $15,000 in tourism funds from the city. But there was no written contract between the sides, and the event never occurred.

In April, the Kansas City Council passed an ordinance that provides new safeguards, requiring all funding requests outside the normal budget process to be made in writing.

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