Floyd Mayweather has boxing again? Fighter unveils exhibition at Burj Al . hotel helipad
At 44, Floyd Mayweather has done it all in the world of boxing – with the exception of helipad fights, of course. He’ll get the chance to do so after it’s announced that he’ll be fighting another showdown.
Mayweather announced in a press conference on Tuesday that he will land at a Dubai helipad at the Burj Al Arab hotel on February 20, 2022, just days after his 45th birthday. that.
“February. 20th, we still haven’t picked an opponent yet, but I look forward to it and hopefully we give you guys something to see,” Mayweather said.via Boxing Scene).
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The reported opponent for Mayweather is YouTuber Reshad “Money Kicks” Belhasa. He is the son of billionaire businessman Saif Belhasa and has more than 3.21 million subscribers on YouTube.
“I talked to (my advisors) about Money Kicks. We don’t really know,” Mayweather said Tuesday. “Money Kicks is doing great things and I like what I am seeing.”
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A bronze medalist at the 1996 Olympics, Mayweather then made his professional debut that year. The man once known as “Pretty Boy” has won titles in the ultralight, lightweight, lightweight and light-middleweight divisions. Retiring with a 50-0 (27 KOs) record, Mayweather has faced some of the most legendary boxers in the world, including Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Jose Luis Castillo, Ricky Hatton and Shane Mosley. He originally retired in 2015 after beating Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto.
Mayweather returned in 2017, beating MMA star Conor McGregor via TKO for that 50th win. But this isn’t the first time Mayweather has fought a YouTuber; he takes on Logan Paul in an exhibition match in Miami in 2021, crossing the gap in a match that was not officially scored. He has also competed in other exhibitions, defeating boxer Tenshin Nasukawa via TKO in 2018.
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The fight is one of many business ventures Mayweather hopes to feature in Dubai. The helipad of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, 689 feet above the ground, was occupied by Rory McIlroy, Anthony Joshua and Roger Federer. It has also been used as a platform for “The Today Show”, tennis matches featuring Andre Agassi and Federer, a car race and boxing matches.
“It’s going to be a very special crowd,” Mayweather continued. “There aren’t too many people. So if you get the chance to come here, you have to know that you are special.”