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Mayweather Jr. back in the ring: Who will be his opponent?

The undefeated retired boxer will step into the ring again for an exhibition bout this summer. But who will he take on?

The undefeated retired boxer will step into the ring again for an exhibition bout this summer. But who will he take on?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight in Mexico for the first time. Almost seven years after his retirement, the former five-division world champion will return to the ring on August 24 in an exhibition clash.

Money wants to stay active despite hanging up the gloves and considering his charisma and his impressive career, he has plenty of opportunities to feature in non-official matches that can give him some lucrative amounts of money.

Mayweather Jr., considered one of the best defensive fighters of all time, managed to avoid defeat as a professional boxer. His last fight before retiring occurred in 2017 when he took on UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a 12-round battle.

The Grand Rapids native defeated the Irishman in the 10th round via TKO in a fight where the American made around $280 million, while The Notorious earned approximately $130 million.

Who will Mayweather Jr. fight this summer in Mexico?

Mayweather Jr. will fight an opponent he already faced, John Gotti III. The event will be held at Mexico City Arena, in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City.

Money’s first fight on Aztec soil was in doubt because his first choice, Victor Ortiz, didn’t reach a financial agreement, but Gotti III agreed to face him again.

The first fight between Mayweather and the grandson of the legendary kingpin John Gotti was also an exhibition, but it was very controversial. The chaos was total at the FLA Live Arena, in Florida, as the event erupted into a mass brawl.

This will be Mayweather’s eighth exhibition fight. The rest of the card hasn’t been announced yet, but it will include five matches with big boxing names. Ticket prices will range from $108 to $2,175.

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