Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Set For Exhibition Fight In China
Floyd Mayweather looks set for a return to the Far East for his next exhibition fight with reports that 'Money' will fight in China in the near future.
Former five weight world champion Mayweather retired on the most recent occasion after beating Conor McGregor in 2017 but did compete in an exhibition fight on New Year's Eve last December.
Now it looks like 'Money' could get back in the ring for another exhibition fight. According to Chinese newspaper South China Morning Post there will be a press conference this month with a source saying, "The press conference will announce that Mayweather will hold a boxing match in China next year.
"We have already got the Hainan government's temporary approval for this event.
"But everything needs to be confirmed with Floyd as well. The details are not 100 percent confirmed yet. We are in the process of negotiating details with Mayweather's management."
"This match aims to enhance the friendship between two powerful nations through boxing, gaining popularity for Hainan in the role of an international tourism island and achieving Mission Hills' vision of bringing world-class sports events to Haikou."
Mayweather has retired from the ring on more than one occasion but after his last retirement, following the defeat of McGregor, he has yet to come back again.
There were talks earlier this year that the American would return to action for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao but those have since died down.
Last time Mayweather was in the ring was in his last exhibition fight, against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year's Eve last year, which the boxer easily won.
After the rumours of a Pacquiao rematch surfaced the undefeated 42-year-old confirmed that he'd actually paid money to make the video that led to the speculation, saying, "There is a video circulating that I made eight months ago about a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch.
"I got paid $2,200,000 to make the video. The truth is, the fight will never happen again.
"Now, swipe left and look at the money that got wired to me for the video. Now, who's the smart one?
"I'm making millions just for 10 second video drops."
Pacquiao meanwhile recently became the WBA (Super) welterweight champion when he defeated Keith Thurman for the title in July.