Mayweather Confirms He’s in Talks for Exhibition Bout
Recently 3kingsboxing reported that former five-division world champion turned boxing promoter Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr (50-0, 27 KO’s) was in negotiations for another exhibition bout in Japan. Now, any remaining speculation of this claim can be put to bed as Money himself has confirmed that he is indeed in discussions to take part in an overseas event.
“We’re working on some things right now for Tokyo, whether 2020 or 2021. For now, I’m happily retired. You never know, but it would have to be worth it. Just like gambling right? Juice worth the squeeze no matter who the opponent is.”
~Floyd Mayweather Jr.
UP IN THE AIR
If the current plan comes together, then Mayweather would find himself across the ring from former WBA junior lightweight champion Takashi “KO Dynamite” Uchiyama (24-2-1, 20 KO’s) in an exhibition hosted by RIZIN Fighting Federation.
At the moment, like so many interactions all over the globe, the biggest hindrance in the fight talks are dealing with limitations brought about by COVID-19 and its associated protocols, as explained by Japanese promoter Nobuyuki Sakakibara.
“Mayweather vs Takashi Uchiyama is the most exciting. There are various problems such as immigration, opponents, money, etc. But communication with the person is progressing positively. I expect the possibility.”
~Nobuyuki Sakakibara, Promoter
By: Bakari Simpson