Kickboxing veteran Liam Harrison has denied that he is going through 5 division champion Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition combat on February 25 at The O2 in London.
Mayweather, who turns 46-years-old subsequent month, lately introduced that he could be going through Harrison in the principle occasion of that card – and even circulated the official poster for the occasion on social media.
“London February twenty fifth, It’s official. My first exhibition combat within the UK will probably be on the O2 Enviornment. Tickets go on sale subsequent week. Keep Tuned,” Mayweather said.
Nonetheless, Harrison – who’s contracted to ONE Championship – denied the knowledge – explaining that he is nonetheless recovering from an damage and would not be prepared in time.
“Lots of you’ll have seen the announcement this morning about my combat with Floyd Mayweather. Devastatingly, my knee simply will not permit it. Discussions concerning the combat began a couple of days in the past with the Mayweather group and I actually thought I might be okay in a boxing combat, even needing surgical procedure on my knee,” Harrison defined.
“I upped my coaching as quickly as discussions began and had some exhausting sparring and pads however nearly instantly my knee had ballooned up and I am unable to stroll. Hitting pads is okay however the motion and agility wanted to spar and particularly combat simply is not attainable.
“My surgeon is in settlement that this would possibly not be attainable and I’m completely heartbroken. This combat and every thing that may have include it could have modified my life. Moreover, no contract for this has been obtained or signed. I am completely contracted to ONE and I had approached them for permission and log out.
“With out receipt of the contract and ONE’s evaluation and approval of this, nothing was confirmed. Floyd is the best boxer of all time and I might have wished to place in account of myself. Not only for me however for the entire muaythai group… I am significantly flattered to have been even approached for this combat and I actually suppose I may have performed nicely in it. However, as issues stand, I will have to stay to my surgical procedure subsequent week. I actually hope after I’m recovered we will make this combat occur.”
Harrison has a profession document of 90-25-2, with 50 knockouts.
Mayweather retired from the game in 2017, however he is entered the ring a number of occasions in exhibition fights.