Boxing great Floyd Mayweather will continue his series of exhibition contests featuring plenty of razzmatazz and negligible sporting merit when he takes on Aaron Chalmers in London on February 25.
The 45-year-old former five-weight world champion retired with an impeccable 50-0 record in 2017, although his farewell bout against UFC star Conor McGregor offered a strong hint over what this latest chapter might hold.
Mayweather was last in action against YouTuber Deji in Dubai on November 13 last year. That was his fifth exhibition bout and third of 2022.
So far, he has stopped Japanese kickboxers Tenshin Nasukawa and Mikuru Asakura in collaborations with RIZIN, while also sharing non-scoring bouts with his former sparring partner Don Moore and social media star Logan Paul.
“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, who was originally slated to repeat his Japanese formula and take on Muay Thai kickboxer and ONE FC competitor Liam Harrison.
“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.”
Chalmers is the beneficiary of a knee injury suffered by Harrison, despite having only fought once as a professional boxer, which is admittedly one more bout than McGregor had to his name before his contrived showdown with Mayweather five-and-a-half years ago.
Chalmers is more experienced in MMA, where he holds a 5-2 record, including four outings under the Bellator banner. Best known in the UK for featuring on reality TV program Geordie Shore, Chalmers claims to have teamed up with respected trainer Adam Booth for the Mayweather fight.
The Sporting News will be providing more information when available.
When is Floyd Mayweather vs. Aaron Chalmers?
The fight is set to take place on Saturday, February 25. The start time for main event fights in the UK tends to be at approximately 10 p.m. (5 p.m. ET/ 9 a.m. AEDT on Sunday. February 26).
So expect the first bell to sound some time around then, although it remains to be seen whether or not organisers will look to avoid a time clash with the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight that is due to happen on the same night.
How to watch Floyd Mayweather vs. Aaron Chalmers
Promoter FrontRow Entertainment, which oversaw Mayweather’s past two exhibition bouts, has not announced a broadcasters. However, Floyd’s clash with Deji was shown on DAZN PPV in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Aaron Chalmers price: How much does the card cost?
This information will only be known once a broadcaster is confirmed, but below is a breakdown of DAZN’s price points.
- In the U.S., a DAZN subscription is $19.99 a month or $99.99 a year. As pay-per-view event, Mayweather vs. Deji cost an additional $14.99 for subscribers.
- In Canada, a DAZN subscription is $20 a month or $150 a year. The cost of a DAZN PPV is in line with the above UK price.
- Customers in the U.K. can sign up for DAZN for £7.99 per month. Mayweather’s most recent outing set punters back a further £16.99.
- Customers in Australia could purchase Mayweather’s previous fight on DAZN for $44.99 AUD.
Where is Floyd Mayweather vs. Chalmers?
Mayweather vs. Chalmers is set to take place at London’s O2 Arena.
Has Floyd Mayweather fought in the UK before?
No. This will be a UK debut for Mayweather inside the ring.
Floyd’s most notable association with British boxing came when he fought and stopped Manchester hero Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas in December 2007. That bout secured in excess of one million pay-per-view buys in the UK and landed Mayweather a significant following in the country.
Later in his career, Mayweather was frequently linked to a fight with Amir Khan, but that never came to fruition.
Floyd Mayweather record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: Feb. 24, 1977
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 50
- Record: 50-0 (27 KOs)
Aaron Chalmers record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Born: May 26, 1986
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 1
- Record: 1-0 with no wins via knockout | 5-2 MMA record
Floyd Mayweather vs. Chalmers fight card
The undercard for Mayweather vs. Chalmers is yet to be announced.