Dubai is known for doing everything big, and so is Floyd Mayweather. So of course, the American boxer is coming to the gulf capital for his next fight, five years into retirement.
Considered to be one of the greatest athletes in the sport, his groundbreaking record, 50 wins and 0 losses over 20 years, is being put to challenge again.
While there are no details yet on who will be jumping on the ring with the champion this time, reports suggest that Floyd’s next battle will take place at the Burj Al Arab’s helipad, the same venue that was also recently chosen by Anthony Joshua for training sessions.
In a press conference held this Tuesday, the boxer announced his exciting return by claiming that “It’s always been a goal of [his] to come to the UAE and put on a show and display [his] talent for the people in the Middle East”. He also added that “it will be a very special crowd. Not too many people. So, if you get the chance to come here, you must know that you are very special”.
Mayweather also took the time to address rumours of potentially fighting against Dubai-born and bred internet sensation Money Kicks.
“I spoke with [my advisors] about Money Kicks. We don’t really know” he commented.