Jose Aldo was triumphant in his first professional boxing match on 10th February 2023, and now the former UFC and WEC champion has lined up Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Aldo has been expressing a desire to transition to boxing for some time prior to his retirement from mixed martial arts, and his dream finally came true. Aldo, who is 36, competed at 140 lbs, beating Emmanuel Zambrano after six rounds.
The judges gave Aldo the unanimous decision, with two of the scorecards being 60-54 and 59-55. Aldo is not wasting any time after making his debut in the boxing world and has two bouts lined up on the horizon.
He is set to face ex-UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens in April. While that may be the case, a bigger name down the line has already been discussed: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In his comments to MMA Fighting, Aldo said: “(Mayweather’s) side has already agreed, my side too. We’re now waiting for (the promoters) to get the deal done. It might be [an] exhibition on (Mayweather’s) side, but not for me. It’s punch to the face like always. He knows that.”
After concluding his professional career with a perfect 50-0 record, Mayweather has kept busy by engaging in money-making exhibition fights.
He has gone up against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, and social media stars Logan Paul and Deji Olatunji to name a few. And if the Aldo fight were to happen, there would be plenty to keep the fans entertained.