Floyd Mayweather will return in an eight-round exhibition bout – which his opponent called the ‘Money Kicks’ the ‘real fight’.
This comes after the boxing legend announced that he will return to the ring in Dubai on February 20.
YouTuber star Money Kicks – real name Rashid Belhasa – has since revealed that he is in talks to become a rival.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Belhasa revealed that the bout would be over eight rounds and would be a legitimate competition.
He continued: “Mayweather is so fast – I need to be close to him and just get mad at him!
“I won’t lie to myself. It’s an honor to enter the ring with him. I’ll do my best. You never know — any punch could land, and my hands are heavy.”
“If he underestimates me? A punch can come. Anything can happen. I’m a lot taller than him.”
“I’m getting there. Every day I’m learning. I’m still young but I keep getting better and better.”
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Money Kicks have a record of just 2-0 with white-collar wins against unknown duo Anas Elshaib and Ajmal Khan.
While Mayweather is a self-proclaimed ‘best of 50’ – retired as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
The American officially took off his gloves in 2017 after defeating the 33-year-old former UFC champion Conor McGregor in a fascinating crossover match.
But in both exhibitions, he has returned twice, starting with a one-round demolition job on featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23.
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.
I will try my best. “You never know – any punch could come off, and my hands are heavy.
‘Money Kicks’ when facing Floyd Mayweather
But it looks like the richest fighter the game has ever seen has a change of heart once again.
Belhasa said: “I never thought I’d ever fight Floyd. He’s the best fighter ever. When I was little, I used to collect his ‘The Money Team’ caps!”
“Mayweather’s team asked my team for a meeting. We thought: ‘It won’t happen!’
“On the very day of the meeting, I saw Mayweather saying: ‘I would love to fight Rashed’. He is serious.
“It’s an honor that they called me out. I thought: ‘This will go viral’.”