Floyd Mayweather, 45, still in talks to make boxing return in Dubai and ex-world champion was set to star on undercard

Floyd Mayweather, 45, still in talks to make boxing return in Dubai and ex-world champion was set to star on undercard

FLOYD MAYWEATHER is still in talks to make a boxing return in Dubai – and was set to have an ex-world champion on his undercard.

The boxing legend in December made the shock announcement that he would fight on the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel HELIPAD.


It was later revealed 20-year-old YouTuber Money Kicks – real name Rashed Belhasa – was in line to be his opponent.

Negotiations later broke down but SunSport can confirm Mayweather is still exploring the idea of staging a mega-money event in Dubai.

And former two-weight world champion Badou Jack – an associate to the organisers – was set to star on the undercard.

Jack told SunSport: "Everybody loves Dubai, it's amazing. Floyd is always there, I was going to be part of that show, actually.

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"We're not sure when it's going to happen right now, on top of Burj Al Arab's helicopter thing.

"Everyone wants to make money and everyone wants to be in great fights.

"Floyd is a big name all over the world and people love him over there. Money talks and he's the king of money – 'Money Mayweather'.

"I think it's still going to happen, I'm not sure. It's my friends that are doing the show, and Floyd, who is my friend too.

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"We'll see what happens. But we're working on a way bigger fight for myself right now, nothing's confirmed, but it's in the works."

Mayweather, 45, officially retired with a perfect 50-0 record in 2017 after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor, 33.

But he has twice returned since, in exhibitions against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, and YouTuber Logan Paul, 26.

Mayweather's spectacle bout with Paul – who weighed TWO STONE more – ended without a winner after no knockout was scored.

Earlier on in the night, Jack, 38, stopped Venezuelan Dervin Colina, 33, in four rounds.

The former super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champ – like Mayweather – also runs his own promotional company.

He staged his last fight in November at the Motospace Dubai Investment Park, beating American Samuel Crossed, 34, in two rounds.

And like his old promoter and close friend Mayweather, Jack is looking to close out his boxing career under the bright and emerging lights of Dubai.

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He said: "I'm not done with my own career.I'm looking to have some big fights, maybe in the Coca-Cola Arena, or a bigger venue in Dubai.

"The plan was to be on Floyd'd thing here in Dubai. It was supposed to be in February, get a quick tune-up fight and then bigger fights.

"But that has been pushed back, so we're looking to have my big fight coming up next."


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