Mayweather to face Reality TV actor

Boxing Hall of Famer Floyd “Money” Mayweather will make his long awaited in-ring debut in the U.K. on Saturday, February 25 as he now faces pro MMA fighter and “Geordie Shore” star Aaron “The Joker” Chalmers in an exhibition bout live from the famed O2 Arena in London.

It was previously announced on social media that Mayweather would face Muay Thai fighter Liam Harrison, however Harrison has since been forced to withdraw due to a knee injury.

“I was originally supposed to face a different opponent, but injuries happen and I’m glad that Aaron Chalmers could step up so that we could give the fans what they want,” said Mayweather. “The fans in the U.K. have always been great to me and supported me throughout my career, so an event like this has been a long time coming. I’m excited to add more history to the O2 Arena in London.”

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  • He will sell it out. Congrats to London getting a chance to see the great FMjr while they still can.

  • I feel like I live in the twilight zone. Wtf is going on? Where are the real fights? So many good ones to be made but they don’t happen and we get basically the senior tour against your next door neighbor. Absurd. Wishlist Haney/Shakur/Tank round robin
    Bivol/Bietrbiev
    Spence/Crawford
    Canelo/Benavides
    Charlo/GGG
    Fundora/tszu
    Prograis/teofimo
    Fury/Usyk
    Wilder/Ruiz
    Ortiz/Ennis
    Let’s see if any of these happen. I feel like we are lucky to get 2 of these this year.

    • SPOT ON! What the hell is going on? I think COVID and climate change have altered the world and us as a whole! We’re doomed…..waiting for Aliens to either save us or take us out of our misery!!

    • Excellent point! Maybe Mayweather can box the actor, Jack Nicholson next. Nicholson is only 86 years old now. I am sure the exhibition will go the distance! LOL

      • NJ Boxing. Are you really being salty about a fan wanting to see the best fights? Help me understand your comment….don’t promoters have the money to put up? Shouldn’t they want to see and put on the best fights? Or should the fans just keep being “entertained” by the second or third choice fights they keep putting on? Your comment is out of the ordinary for you.

    • I agree totally with you WillisLV!!!! Blame it on these casual boxing fans who pay to eat that crap. Shame on these “So called Champions” and promoters who disgrace the sport by not making it happen. I like your wish list …

    • WillisLV,
      Even worse is the fact that this BS exhibition out performs most of the fights you mentioned at the boxoffice.

  • Remember, unless you are licking Floyd’s boots you are a hater. Just let the man make a living.LMAO.. If some of these fights don’t materialize soon, I’m done. Getting tired of this BS.

  • Floyd has made over 200 million from these exhibition fights. Good for him. As long as he still enjoys it, good for him.

    • Mayweather has not made a dime from me over any of these exhibitions. My lunch money is being saved for real fights :).

  • Until Mayweather does a Riddick Bowe and goes someplace where people can kick him, it’s crap to fight kick boxers, Muay Thai guys, or any other martial arts guys, if all they can do is box with him. If he did 4 rounds with Julian Jackson in boxing, I’d say Jackson has a slim chance to KO Mayweather. Not many other old guys (Mayweather still won’t fight Golovkin, even though he’s pushing 41) or mixed martial arts guys are doing much vs Mayweather but moving around the ring w/ him, trying to land 1 good one before it’s over, getting a payday, and giving Mayweather a stage to possibly (50/50) stop them. Mayweather is raking it in at minimal risk (Bertie and McGregor were minimal risk too). But people just like to see him 75% trained and schooling guys with some type of fighters’ training.

  • It’s all shits and giggles. These things aren’t real fights, don’t take it too seriously. It’s just a way for old fighters to feel like they’re still relevant, and for fans to get a glimpse of a former star. Sure, it’s a bit a nonsense, but so are half the real fights they’re selling us too.

  • I’d rather see Mayweather have a real fight outside of Mafia Vegas without his own private referee and judges on the payroll and tv commentators, and even his own ring designers. I’ll never forget that fixed fight with Ricky Hatton!

    • I REMEMBER THAT FIGHT TOO… THE REF WOULDN’T LET HATTON FIGHT HIS FIGHT… A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT THE PERSON WHO PROMOTES THESE FIGHTS HIRE THE REFS… IF THEY DON’T SCORE THE RIGHT WAY THEY DON’T REF BIG FIGHTS ANYMORE… BUT THAT B.S. HAS BEEN GOING ON FOREVER SINCE I WAS A KID AND I’M 74…

      • Yep, every time Hatton got inside crooked referee Cortez jumped in to stop it. Every time. After the fight they showed Cortez hugging Mayweather! Also, the ring was built especially big so Mayweather could run away.

  • At this point, Mayweather’s legacy is dirt. He’ll be remembered for being a viral video bully long after his boxing career fades from memory. What a shame.

    • I dislike Floyd as much as most but his legacy is solid. I recognize greatness when I see it.

      • YEAH YOU CAN’T KNOCK IT THAT’S FOR SURE… I’D SAY 49-0 THAT FIGHT AGAINST THE CAGE FIGHTER WAS B.S. I DON’T HATE FLOYD… YA KNOW THE THING IS THIS… IF PEOPLE BUY THIS B.S. THEN THEY ARE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY… HIM ROY JONES TYSON AND ALL THE REST ARE DOING IT AS A MONEY GRAB… YA KNOW IF I COULD IT I WOULD TOO IF PEOPLE WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO BUY IT… ME I’LL SAVE MY MONEY FOR TENDERLOIN STEAK!!

  • WHO’S NEXT SOME BUM UNDER A BRIDGE… HEY MAYWEATHER EITHER FIGHT SOMEBODY WHO CAN FIGHT OR STOP THE MONEY GRABBING… AIN’T NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THIS BULLSHIT…

  • I wouldn’t say ‘you’re a hater if you don’t lick Floyd’s boots’. I think this compliments Mayweather in assuming everyone has an opinion one way or the other; after all, any PR is good PR. Personally, I have no opinion whatsoever because he simply is not relevant in boxing terms any more. I am entirely indifferent to his goings-on and THAT, I’m sure, is the most damning assessment of him possible. I read these reviews because what I AM interested in is seeing how many others have similar thoughts to me. Sorry Floyd, but many, on and off this site, quite clearly do…..

  • Pretty good gig Floyd has going. Beating up non-fighters who can’t box for millions. Talk about easy work.

  • Floyd’s entire career was nothing but an exhibition!! NEVER fought outside of Vegas where he controlled EVERYTHING!! The refs, the judges, the tv crew, the ring, the gloves, and of course being able to inject his hands with xylocaine because it’s legal in Vegas. The dude is the biggest joke in boxing history. Remember when he fought Maidana the first time and the NSAC approved Maidanas gloves but Floyd the Fraud didn’t and he refused to fight him unless he changed his gloves?? I do. The coward always uses “I’ll retire from boxing I won’t let boxing retire me” or something BS about how important his health is. How about DONT BOX if you’re worried about getting hurt!! Go flip burgers at McDonalds. Regardless of the glove swap, Maidana knocked Floyd around the ring like the little bitch he is for the entire fight and yet the crooked, paid off judges gave it to Floyd. If that EXACT fight played out on FNF on ESPN the “Maidana” fighter absolutely would have won!! No question about it. But since it’s Floyd they need to keep his “0” as of it matters. Real fans know he has 3-4 losses. Floyd is a clown. So glad he’s out of boxing and doing these circus shows. Couldn’t stand him when he was “fighting”.

    • Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always fought for himself, not the honor and respect of the sport that brought him his titles. Yes, he is talented, maybe even an all-time top ten fighter, but, any pro athlete will tell you that as a pro, you need humility in your tool box and this is something that he doesn’t possess. His ego will not let him leave this spotlight…and no I am not a hater(such an immature and useless cliche). Grazie.

  • Lot of haters here… complaining about a man making money doing exhibitions after his retirement?? His career as a boxer is over, now he is having fun, the same thing we do when we retire; we have fun doing what we like and if we could make money from it, we would.

    As for those knocking his career I get it… however, why is he knocked when someone like PAC put conditions on a lot of his signature wins, Canelo had conditions and never fought any great fighters and loss to the ones that were (1st GGG, Bivol, and I had Lara beating him). Mayeeather on the other hand beat both of them and de la Hoya (without draining him), and many more… i think it is okay to hate on his style, but he was an all-time great boxer.

  • Mayweather should fight broner and have the WBC make a 10,000,000 dollar belt for worlds best woman beater.

  • That’s the way to go. Easy money paid for by the casual fan who wants to see freak shows. Next for Floyd? Fight a trans and the winner gets a piece of rear entrance. I bet Floyd would JUMP to that idea. Maybe lose on purpose

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