Floyd "Money" Mayweather will make his United Kingdom debut on 25 February when he faces Geordie Shore star and pro MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers in a thrilling exhibition fight.
Since retiring with a perfect 50-0 record in 2017, Mayweather has faced a variety of opponents in the ring ranging from mixed martial artists Tenshin Nasukawa and Mikuru Asakura to YouTuber and WWE star Logan Paul. Now, fans in the UK will be able to watch him fight on British shores for the first time!
As for Chalmers, he has 5 MMA wins under his belt and made his pro boxing debut last year, beating Alexander Zeledon at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
WHEN IS FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS AARON CHALMERS?
- Mayweather's clash with Chalmers will take place on Saturday, February 25.
- The event will be held at London's O2 Arena.
- Expect ring-walks for the event to get underway from around 10.30pm UK time.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID?
FLOYD 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,” said Mayweather. “The fans in the U.K. 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.”
AARON CHALMERS: “I’ve been training with Adam Booth in the boxing gym and I’m eager to make a name for myself in the boxing world,” said Chalmers, who owns a 5-2 pro MMA record, including four Bellator outings. “I jumped on this opportunity immediately. It’s an honor to share the ring with one of the greatest fighters of all time and I’m definitely going to take advantage of it.”
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