Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he will return for a boxing exhibition in Dubai on February 20.
It will come just four days before the boxing legend’s 45th birthday and will be staged at the helipad of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Mayweather declared: “February 20, we haven’t picked a rival yet, but I’m looking forward to it and hopefully we’ll give you guys something to look at.”
The American officially retired in 2017 after defeating 33-year-old UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a fascinating crossover match.
But he has returned twice, in both appearances, starting with a round of demolition work on featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23.
Most recently, in June he was trampled 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.
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He said: “One fight? We can have more than one fight.
“We want to give people some entertainment. So yeah, it’s going to be more than one fight.”
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.”
Mayweather confirmed that his return would take place in the face of limited capacity, the unique setting of such an exhibition.
He commented: “It’s going to be a very special crowd, not a lot of people.
“So, if you get the chance to be here, you should know that you are very special to this event.”