Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring next month to take on former Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers in an exhibition dubbed ‘Royal Pain.’
The 50-0 boxing legend was originally meant to face English Muay Thai fighter Liam ‘The Hitman’ Harrison, however the 37-year-old was forced to pull out with a knee injury. Here’s everything we know about Mayweather vs Chalmers so far.
O2 Arena, London, UK. This will be the first time Floyd Mayweather has fought in the United Kingdom.
February 25th. Interestingly, this date could see the exhibition clash with Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury’s fight scheduled for the same day. No venue has been confirmed for Paul/Fury so far, but it is expected to land in Saudi Arabia. Start times for the Mayweather vs Chalmers event are yet to be confirmed.
How to watch?
A broadcaster for both the UK and US is yet to be confirmed.
Who is Aaron Chalmers?
Aaron Chalmers has had an admirable career since swapping reality TV for combat sports. The 35-year-old, nicknamed ‘The Joker’, holds a 2-2 record with Bellator and has three wins in BAMMA. Since retiring from mixed martial arts, Chalmers has gone 1-0 in boxing.
How have Mayweather’s exhibitions gone so far?
Since ending his professional career in boxing back in 2017 with a TKO win over Conor McGregor, Mayweather has embarked on a lucrative exhibition campaign. The 45-year-old has fought five exhibitions since beating the former UFC champion in Las Vegas; kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, boxer Don Moore, YouTuber Logan Paul, MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura and, most recently, Deji Olatunji, brother of KSI.
What’s been said?
Mayweather: "I was originally supposed to face a different opponent, but injuries happen and I'm glad that Aaron Chalmers could step up so that we could give the fans what they want.
"The fans in the UK have always been great to me and supported me 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."
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