Floyd Mayweather Jr will take on Geordie Shore star and former MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers in an exhibition fight at the O2 Arena in London on Feb. 25.
A knee injury implied that Mayweather’s unique rival, Muay Thai warrior Liam Harrison, needed to pull out from the session. Chalmers, who stars in Geordie Shore – – Britain’s comparable to U.S. unscripted TV drama Jersey Shore – – has stepped in to supplant him.
Mayweather said on Instagram: “Different face, different name, same outcomes. #London we are as yet taking care of business on Feb. 25th at the O2 Field. Tickets will be marked down soon. Remain tuned!!”
Former five-division boxing world champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced his latest exhibition opponent.
Mayweather resigned from proficient enclosing 2017 yet has gotten back to battle in displays against YouTube stars and contenders of other battling occasions.
Most as of late, the 45-year-old crushed YouTuber Deji Olatunji – – sibling of fighter and performer KSI. Chalmers resigned from MMA in 2021 and marked an arrangement with boxing advertisers BOXXER last year.
Over four years since his last professional bout, Mayweather will now enter his sixth exhibition bout. The 45-year-old has fought an array of opposition, from kickboxers to influencers; now though Floyd Mayweather Jr will turn his attention to former member of the Geordie Shore cast, Aaron Chalmers.
The session is one of a progression of battles about late years including television and web stars.
🚨 Mayweather in the UK!
✈️ @FloydMayweather will now make his UK debut in an exhibition against Aaron Chalmers
🥊 Formerly of Geordie Shore, Chalmers previously had MMA fights and made his boxing debut last year
— BOXRAW (@BOXRAW) January 23, 2023
Will the Floyd Mayweather Jr name be enough to sell?
Regardless of whether it’s a show battle, the fans going to the 02 Field or in any event, watching on television would anticipate that Mayweather’s adversary should offer some obstruction or even land a few punches, yet Palmers presumably isn’t the sort of opponent most boxing fans anticipated here.
It’s justifiable that as far as crowd, watching an unscripted TV drama star battle could address an alluring deal, as has been demonstrated with a few Youtubers and web based stars battling against one another or confronting MMA warriors in a fight.
Notwithstanding, the hole among Cash and Chalmers may simply be too enormous regardless of whether Mayweather will be 46 when the two men get into the ring, so with respect to the ticket costs and the PPV expenses, one might ponder who might pay to see that battle.
Floyd Mayweather talks matchup
Mayweather was initially tipped to confront Muay Thai warrior, Liam Harrison, however 37-year-old was constrained out because of a knee injury.
“I was initially expected to confront an alternate rival, however wounds occur and I’m happy that Aaron Chalmers could move forward so we could give the fans what they need,” said Mayweather.
“The fans in the UK have forever been perfect to me and upheld me all through my profession, so an occasion like this has been bound to happen. I’m eager to add more history to the O2 Field in London.”
While confronting one of the best fighter at any point is an unquestionably a difficult task, Chalmers appears to be up for the test and cheerful contend with an individual of Floyd Mayweather Jr type.
I’ve been preparing with Adam Stall in the boxing rec center and I’m anxious to become well known in the boxing scene.
I happily seized this chance right away. It’s a distinction to impart the ring to one of the best contenders ever and I’m most certainly going to exploit it.” (H/T Sky Sports)
Indeed, even at his age, Mayweather actually appears to be determined to box routinely, all be it against low-level contest and makes it clear that things are not pulling back.