Floyd Mayweather is set to fight in the UK for the first time when he faces Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers in an exhibition bout in London: Everything you need to know including date, start time, how to watch and undercard
- Floyd Mayweather will fight in the UK for the first time in his career next weekend
- ‘Money’ will take on Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers in an exhibition bout
- The fight between Mayweather and Chalmers will take place at the O2 Arena
Floyd Mayweather is set to make his UK debut when he faces Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers in a boxing exhibition showdown next weekend.
Mayweather, who had a professional record of 50-0, was supposed to fight British kickboxing star Liam Harrison for the event – but the 37-year-old was forced to pull out due to injury.
Since retiring from professional boxing in 2017, Mayweather has participated in several exhibition bouts.
‘Money’ last fought in November when he defeated Deji Olatunji, brother of YouTube star KSI, via TKO in the sixth round.
But while his opponent is known for being a Geordie Shore star, he isn’t new to the fighting game. Chalmers has seven professional MMA fights under his belt – with his last fight coming in 2020.
Floyd Mayweather will be fighting in the UK for the first time when he faces Aaron Chalmers
Mayweather will face reality TV star Chalmers (right), who has a background in MMA
With a record of 5-2 inside the octagon, Chalmers has also stepped foot inside the boxing ring.
He made his debut last year – defeating Alexander Zeledon on points.
Sportsmail breaks down everything you need to know ahead of the fight including start time and how to watch.
When is Floyd Mayweather vs Aaron Chalmers?
Mayweather and Chalmers are set to go head-to-head on Saturday, February 25.
The exhibition bout will take place at the O2 Arena in London.
Mayweather is coming off a win against Deji Olatunji, while Chalmers defeated Alexander Zeledon in his last fight.
How to watch
The showdown between the pair will be shown exclusively live on The Zeus Network.
For viewers wanting to watch the fight, it will be a pay-per-view event in the UK, costing £24.88 to pre-order.
Times and ringwalks are yet to be confirmed, but the main event should get underway at around 10.30pm.
Sportsmail will also be covering the fight live, so you can keep up-to-date with us.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather (L) retired from the professional sport of boxing back in 2017
Former MMA athlete Aaron Chalmers (R) will be fighting in the boxing ring for the second time
Mayweather vs Chalmers undercard
Boxing sensation Mayweather will face Aaron Chalmers in the main event next weekend.
TV personalities Natalie Nunn and Tommie Lee will also face each other inside the ring on the undercard.
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Aaron Chalmers will take place at the O2 Arena
What’s been said?
With Mayweather fighting in the UK for the first time in his career, ‘Money’ is looking forward to the clash with Chalmers.
‘I was originally supposed to face a different opponent, but injuries happen and I’m glad that Aaron Chalmers could step up so that we could give the fans what they want,’ Mayweather said.
‘The fans in the UK have always been great to me and supported me throughout my career, so an event like this has been a long time coming.
‘I’m excited to add more history to the O2 Arena in London.’