Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a new opponent for his next boxing exhibition.
On February 25, Mayweather is stepping back into the ring for another boxing bout revolved around entertainment. ‘Money’ has been fighting social media influencers and MMA fighters for the past few years. The 45-year-old is now taking his show to the O2 Arena in London, England.
Mayweather looks to secure another exhibition win against Aaron ‘The Joker’ Chalmers. The 35-year-old holds a professional MMA record of 5-2. After securing three first-round finishes to start his pro career, Chalmers was signed by Bellator, where he went 2-2, both wins inside the distance.
Chalmers stepped away from MMA in 2020. Two years later, he made his professional boxing debut in June 2022, defeating Alexander Zekedon (6-40-4) by decision. The Geordie Shore alum announced he would be fighting Mayweather on Instagram by saying:
“ITS ON 🥊 I’m fighting @floydmayweather at the 02 London on 25th feb!! It doesn’t get much bigger than this for me!! Some 1s 0 has to go 🤪 @keane_frontrow”
Mayweather last fought in November, defeating YouTube personality Deji, winning with a sixth-round TKO. ‘Money’ competed three times in 2022, including a TKO against RIZIN fighter Miksuru Asakura and a draw against Don Moore. The former world champion doesn’t seem to be slowing down on exhibition bouts anytime soon.
Floyd Mayweather was initially supposed to fight Liam Harrison
Before announcing his matchup against Aaron Chalmers, Floyd Mayweather was rumored to fight English Muay Thai fighter Liam Harrison. Hours after the announcement, Harrison revealed that a severe knee injury would keep him away from the opportunity. The 37-year-old posted an Instagram video of him training with the caption:
“Glad Floyd’s found a new opponent. Got my knee surgery next week, so I’ll be 100 percent ready and waiting the next time he wants to come back and fight on these shores #boxing #muaythai #padwork @darrellkendall_”
It’s hard to ignore that Mayweather has a near-zero percent chance of losing any exhibition bout. The former world champion seems to be focused on making money, which is understandable. Although there are some potentially entertaining exhibition bouts, ‘Money’ vs. Chalmers isn’t one of them.