Luton loyalist meets Floyd Mayweather Jnr

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Luton man Kazaan Rathor meets Floyd Mayweather 921bRclSKZIPWQW2hqIn

Luton’s very own man with the banner made sure his town got a slice of the action as the world watched the boxing match of the century.

Boxing fan Kazaan Rathor, 35, followed his dream of seeing live the match of Floyd Mayweather Jnr versus Manny Pacquiao on May 2.

Kazaan (centre) hold up the banner proclaiming "One Luton Community" at the game VJ5rQAnjkgbAbgLhawWl

Kazaan (centre) hold up the banner proclaiming "One Luton Community" at the game VJ5rQAnjkgbAbgLhawWl

Flying out to Las Vegas, Kazaan took a banner proclaiming “One Luton Community” and proudly waved at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as scores of celebrities, including Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, and Floyd Mayweather Snr, passed by.

And tenacious Kazaan even managed to take a cheeky selfie with the man himself, Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

Dad-of-three Kazaan told the Herald: “It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Every Saturday night I stay up late to watch the boxingand I just thought, ‘how could I not go?’

“I was there at MGM arena and the atmosphere was amazing. I really want to push the message out to follow your dreams.”

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And Kazaan was thrilled to garner some positive publicity for Luton.

He said: “I like to do my bit for the community. Luton was definitely there, represented!”

Kazaan faced off tough questioning from the American Embassy on his trip.

In December, he travelled from Kashmir to Pakistan to show solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar massacre.

Once there, he held a similar banner, proclaiming “One Love, One Family, One Luton community” at the site where the tragedy took place.

That banner, like the one in Las Vegas, was left standing at the scene for all to see.