Undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr is again within the ring on Saturday, February 25 at The O2 in London, England. Making his UK debut, boxing corridor of famer faces a retired MMA fighter and TV persona Aaron Chalmers. The pair squares off in an exhibition match.
It was initially introduced on social media that Mayweather would face former Muay Thai champion Liam Harrison. The latter, nevertheless, is unable to take part as a result of knee damage that requires surgical procedure.
Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs), who celebrates his forty sixth birthday a day earlier than the occasion, was final in motion in November 2022 in Dubai, the place he stopped Deji Olatunji within the sixth spherical of their scheduled for eight exhibition bout. The upcoming outing marks the sixth time a local of Grand Rapids, Michigan steps contained in the squared circle after formally retiring from skilled boxing following his TKO victory over former UFC champion Conor McGregor in 2017.
“I used to be initially speculated to face a distinct opponent, however accidents occur and I’m glad that Aaron Chalmers might step up in order that we might give the followers what they need,” Mayweather stated. “The followers within the U.Ok. have all the time been nice to me and supported me all through my profession, so an occasion like this has been a very long time coming. I’m excited so as to add extra historical past to the O2 Enviornment in London.”
Aaron Chalmers (5-2) final fought in February 2020 when he dropped a unanimous determination towards Austin Clem at Bellator 240 in Dublin, Eire. The earlier June, Newcastle’s 35-year-old, who appeared within the actuality exhibits “Geordie Shore” and “Ex on the Seashore”, defeated Fred Freeman by submission within the second spherical.
Dealing with off Mayweather, Chalmers makes his boxing debut.
“I’ve been coaching with Adam Sales space within the boxing gymnasium and I’m desirous to make a reputation for myself within the boxing world,” stated Chalmers. “I jumped on this chance instantly. It’s an honor to share the ring with one of many biggest fighters of all time and I’m positively going to benefit from it.”
In Australia, Floyd Mayweather vs Aaron Chalmers airs dwell on Sunday, February 26. Broadcast info is to be decided.