Floyd Mayweather vs. Jose Aldo? It’s a possibility.
Just days after winning his pro boxing debut against Emmanuel Zambrano, the former UFC Featherweight Champion already has his sights on the biggest name in boxing: Floyd Mayweather.
While Aldo is booked to rematch Jeremy Stephens in the boxing ring next, he has previously said verbal agreements are in place to face Mayweather in the near future. It looks like those negotiations with ‘Money’ are going well, at least that’s according to Aldo’s manager Andre Pederneiras.
“Negotiations are really advanced,” Pederneiras told Sherdog. “We hope to have the contract signed before Aldo’s next fight with Jeremy Stephens on April 1. We don’t have a month decided yet but we already know that the fight will take place in Abu Dhabi.”
Following Mayweather’s last pro win over Aldo’s former rival Conor McGregor back in 2017, ‘TBE’ has been entertaining many exhibition bouts. Mayweather has taken on the likes of YouTubers Logan Paul and Deji, kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa and more… Aldo might just be added to the list after all.
Mayweather will fight Aaron Chalmers next on Feb. 25.
What About Popo?
Aldo was also interested in facing fellow Brazilian boxer Acelino ‘Popo’ Freitas but he will be put on hold for now as a Mayweather fight is way more appealing to ‘The King Of Rio’.
“We have great respect for Popo, who is a great national idol, and for everything he represents for Brazilian boxing,” Pederneiras said. “But, as a manager I have to look out for the best interests of my athlete, and this fight with Mayweather is huge. Today we have something much bigger to negotiate, but who knows if in the future this matchup happens.”