Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is set to return in the ring with a fight in Tokyo in February 2021. Mayweather’s opponent and the rules of the bout have been left unclear.
Mayweather had earlier dropped hints about the bout, which is being linked to an “exhibition” match against Japanese kickboxer in 2018, but the organisers offered more details on Monday.
The Mayweather fight will be part of an event touted as “Mega 2021”, being hosted at the Tokyo Dome in the Japanese capital on February 28, the production committee said in a press release.
Mega 2021 is likely to feature “champion-class” fighters, including Mayweather, without revealing further details, including Mayweather’s opponent and rules of the fight.
Mayweather called it quits three years ago. Even though he had announced that he was “coming out of retirement in 2020”, the legendary boxer is yet to be seen in action this year.
Mayweather, who boasts an unbeaten 50-0 record, had earlier fought an exhibition match against MMA star Tehshin Nasukawa in December 2018 – the last time he came out of retirement for a big payday.