Former 5 division world champion Floyd “Cash” Mayweather will make his in-ring debut within the U.Ok. on Saturday, February 25 as he now faces professional MMA fighter and “Geordie Shore” star Aaron “The Joker” Chalmers in an exhibition bout reside from the famed O2 Enviornment in London.
“I used to be initially alleged 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,” stated Mayweather. “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.”
It was beforehand introduced on social media that Mayweather would face Muay Thai star Liam Harrison, nevertheless Harrison has since been pressured to withdraw resulting from a knee damage.
“I’ve been coaching with Adam Sales space within the boxing health club and I’m desirous to make a reputation for myself within the boxing world,” stated Chalmers, who owns a 5-2 professional MMA report, together with 4 Bellator outings. “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.”
Mayweather, who retired from the game in 2017, has competed in exhibition contests in Dubai, Japan and Miami in recent times, with London now the following on his world tour of delivering exhibition showcases.
The occasion is introduced by FrontRow Leisure, who had been behind Mayweather’s final two exhibition bouts. Extra particulars will probably be introduced shortly.