Undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is once again poised to enter the ring, this time against a man most notable for his time on reality television.
Mayweather, 45, will lace his boots against Aaron Chalmers, 35, star of the UK reality series «Geordie Shore,» at an event on February 25 in London.
This will be «Money» Mayweather’s sixth exhibition fight since retiring with a perfect 50-0 record in 2017, while Chalmers is a former MMA fighter who went 5-2 in his MMA career and 1 -0 as a professional boxer.
Mayweather told reporters: «Originally, I was supposed to face a different opponent, but injuries happen, and I’m glad Aaron Chalmers was able to step up so we can give the fans what they want.»
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He added: «The fans in the UK have always been great to me and supportive throughout my career, so an event like this has been a long time coming. I’m excited to add more history to the O2 Arena in London.» .
An enthusiastic Chalmers said: «I’ve been training with Adam Booth at the boxing gym and I’m looking forward to making a name for myself in the boxing world. I jumped on this opportunity straight away. It’s an honor to share the ring with one of the greatest boxers ever.» the times, and I’m definitely going to take advantage of it.»
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Mayweather’s last professional victory came against MMA legend Conor McGregor, who was stopped by TKO in the tenth round.
Over the course of his storied career, Mayweather earned numerous accolades, including being named «Fighter of the Decade» for the 2010s by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
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Mayweather’s other five exhibition fights were against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, YouTuber Logan Paul, former sparring partner Don Moore, MMA fighter and YouTuber Mikuru Asakura and YouTuber Deji Olatunji.