Floyd Mayweather Hopes For February Exhibition Fight In The UK
Mayweather most recently stopped Mikuru Asakura in September.
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is still hoping to have his next exhibition fight in the UK next month. Last year, the retired boxer talked about the possibility of fighting on UK soil in February.
Mayweather put an end to his professional boxing career in 2017 with a perfect 50-0 record after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor in a cross-ports boxing match.
After his retirement, the 45-year-old has participated in several exhibition fights. In his professional career, most of his fights took place in Las Vegas. However, he has traveled to several countries for exhibition fights, such as Japan and the UAE.
“A bout is planned in the UK for 2023,” Mayweather told The Sunday Telegraph.
“In February we’re looking forward to coming here and putting on an exhibition for the fans in the UK, because I’ve never had a chance to come over here and fight when I was actively boxing as a professional – so hopefully in February I’ll come over and do an exhibition if it’s possible.”
“I want to continue to help this sport grow because, without boxing, I wouldn’t be where I’m at,” Mayweather said. “But what’s also important to me is giving back to the sport of boxing, and I will always give back to the sport of boxing. It’s a driving force for me.
“I want everybody in the UK to have fun, come and enjoy the entertainment boxing brings. I’m proud of all these guys trying out in boxing, and thankful to everybody that’s been working on these events behind the scenes.”