Floyd Mayweather ‘set for sensational boxing return with fight lined up in Japan next year’ as he says ‘I’m doing something big at the Tokyo Dome’
- Floyd Mayweather is coming out of retirement to fight in Japan next year
- The boxing legend will headlined an event in the capital in February time
- Mayweather fought in Japan in 2018 when he beat kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa
- An opponent for Mayweather’s latest comeback has not yet been named
Floyd Mayweather is set to make a sensational return to the ring next year with a fight lined up in Tokyo for February time.
The boxing legend will temporarily come out of retirement to headline an event dubbed ‘Mega 2021’ in the Japanese capital, according to La Provence, but an opponent is yet to be named.
Mayweather, 43, hinted last week on an Instagram video that he would be fighting again in Japan.
Floyd Mayweather revealed last week he has ‘something big planned’ in Tokyo next year
‘Tokyo, Japan, I will be back in 2021… Me and my team are going to do something big at the Tokyo Dome. Japan, I’m on my way.’
The former multi-weight world champion wowed the Japanese fighting fans on New Year’s Eve back in 2018 when he easily defeated their kickboxing hero Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition fight in just two minutes.
Mayweather, who also has a number of business ventures in Japan, is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time and has repeatedly ruled out a return to the ring unless he was offered the right opponent for the right money.
Retired boxing legend is reportedly going to be fighting in a headliner at an event in February
The American’s last professional fight was a money-spinning showdown in 2017 with UFC star Conor McGregor, which he won via a 10th-round stoppage and took home a pay cheque worth $275m (£200m) for his night’s work.
He has talked of his desire to fight McGregor again or face recently retired UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov on multiple occasions this year but only if it was for $300million (£228m).
The retired superstar has also regularly said that he has ‘something big’ planned with UFC president Dana White in 2021.
Event organisers suggested that Mayweather would not be the only big-name boxer on the Tokyo bill in a press release on Monday.
Details of Mayweather’s latest return are scarce at present but the most likely scenario is that the fight will be a boxing exhibition.
Mayweather’s last professional boxing fight was against Conor McGregor back in 2017
He has previously admitted he would fight UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov for $300million