Floyd Mayweather has announced he is set to return to the boxing ring for a fight in Japan which will take place on February 28, 2021.
The legendary boxer first revealed his return on social media last week but failed to provide much detail, he said.
“Tokyo, Japan, I’m coming back, in 2021. I know the Olympics is in Japan in 2021, but me, myself, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and my team will be doing something big in Tokyo Dome… Japan, I’m on my way.”
Mayweather appeared on a virtual press conference on Monday morning to reveal more of his planned fight in Japan, he said.
“I train a lot and make an effort as usual. I want to prepare to entertain people. The last time I performed in Japan, I didn’t practice that much. I want to prepare well this time…
“I would like to thank all the Japanese fans and Tokyo fans. Thank you for remembering me.
“I have no idea what kind of opponent I am [facing] now. I’m looking forward to going to Tokyo anyway. It’s a place where great games have been organised, so I just want to go to Japan to entertain Japanese fans.” (Transcribed by TALK SPORT)
The event will be an MMA show named ‘MEGA 2021’. However, this does not mean ‘Money’ will be crossing over into another sport. In 2018 Mayweather ended his retirement to face 20-year-old kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa, defeating the youngster inside one round. Mayweather is reported to have earned $9 million for the exhibition bout which lasted less than three minutes. Prior to that Mayweather finished his professional boxing career in style by beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor inside ten rounds to stretch his undefeated record to 50-0 in 2017.
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