Floyd Mayweather has teased an exhibition bout with YouTube star ‘Money Kicks’ in Dubai.
This comes after the boxing legend announced that he would return to the ring in the Middle East on February 20.
He didn’t reveal a rival, but he was asked about facing 19-year-old social media influencer Money Kicks – real name Rashed Belhasa.
Mayweather, 44, replied: “I spoke with [advisor] James McNair about Money Kicks.
“We don’t really know, I think since he’s from here it would be great, it would be a very special crowd, not a lot of people.
“So if you get a chance to be here, you should know that you are very special to this event.
“But Kid Money Kicks is working great and I love what I see.”
Money Kicks have a record of just 2-0 with white-collar wins against unknown duo Anas Elshaib and Ajmal Khan.
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While Mayweather is a self-proclaimed ‘best of 50’ – retired as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
The American officially hung up the gloves after defeating the 33-year-old former UFC champion Conor McGregor in a flashy crossover bout in 2017.
But in both exhibitions, he has returned twice, starting with a round of demolition work on 23-year-old featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Most recently, in June he was sped over eight rounds by 26-year-old YouTuber Logan Paul, who weighed TWO STONE more.
Mayweather later insisted that his time in the boxing ring was over – both professionally and in brilliant capacity.
But it looks like the game’s richest warrior has had a change of heart once again, and is now planning to bring several shows to the Middle East.
And he will start by fighting at the top of the helipad of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in front of a limited audience.
Mayweather had previously distanced himself from returning to traditional boxing and doubled down on valuing it as an entry, as opposed to the sport.
He added: “Well, I don’t like to call what I’m doing a fight. I like to call it a limited edition boxing showcase. Because it’s bigger than just boxing.”