It seems that Floyd Mayweather is determined to box in the United Kingdom, as he has rescheduled an exhibition bout that was recently announced and cancelled in the same day.
‘Money’ Mayweather’s exhibitions have seen him put the gloves on to entertain fans in the US, Japan and Dubai, with YouTubers and MMA stars his ideal opponents.
His last outing was a chaotic event in Dubai that had plenty of drama but, ultimately, did very little to entertain boxing fans.
After expressing an interest to box in England following a professional career in which he didn’t get the chance, the 50-0 superstar announced he would face Muay Thai competitor, Liam Harrison on February 25 at London’s O2 Arena.
Given that it’s the Mayweather show, the event has now been re-announced with a new opponent in Aaron Chalmers.
Chalmers won his first professional bout in June of 2022 after a 5-2 stint in MMA. As his combat career is in its infancy, he’s best known for being a regular cast member of MTV reality show, Geordie Shore.
On announcing his participation, Chalmers said cheekily that ‘someones 0 has got to go.’ Dubbed Royal Pain, not much is known about the event other than the bill-topper, location and time.
Interestingly, February 25 is the strongly-rumoured but as yet unannounced date for Jake Paul to face Tommy Fury. Paul has had beef with Mayweather in the past, stemming from him – seriously – stealing the boxing legend’s hat.
Despite being announced by the fighters, the event is not yet listed on the arena’s website regarding ticket information.