Floyd Mayweather Announces 2022 ‘Exhibitions’ in Dubai

Published 12/27/2021, 5:59 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


After a professional outing against Conor McGregor in 2017, Floyd Mayweather has actively participated in exhibition bouts. From facing Japan’s Tenshin Nasukawa in RIZIN to battling Logan Paul in June this year, Mayweather has found ways to box, make money and thrill his fans.

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As his bout against Paul ended in a draw, it weakened Mayweather’s invincible aura in the eyes of the mainstream audience.

Following the below-average performance, Mayweather hailed Logan Paul and claimed that he would not lace up the gloves. However, he is still actively promoting and seems to have some massive plans for 2022.

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Detailing all of it in a video, Floyd Mayweather said, “We got a lot going on. 2022, events, exhibitions, and big business. We can’t be stopped. The Money Team, we are on the lookout. Right here in Dubai.”  

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Mayweather is already being rumored to appear on the basketball court in January. Per reports, he will square off with his former rival Manny Pacquiao in a charitable basketball game in the Philippines. The event will be co-hosted by Mayweather Promotions and Manny Pacquiao Promotions.

Besides, the boxing events under the Mayweather Promotions will also demand ‘TBE’’s attention. Although Mayweather’s in-ring participation isn’t confirmed yet, if he takes to the ring, the attention around the 2022 events will be massive.

Who can Floyd Mayweather face in an exhibition?

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Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t run out of potential names if he opts to step through the ropes again. Logan Paul’s brother Jake Paul has already pinpointed the legend as one of his desired opponents. Besides, Oscar De La Hoya had also called out ‘TBE’ for a scrap when both men were rumored to be looking for opponents.

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Amid all of it, several YouTubers like KSI can also pop into the mix and bag a shot at ‘Money’. That said, Floyd Mayweather can cherry-pick and decide whom he would face in his post-retired life from boxing. While these bouts will bring him massive paydays; after what happened with ‘The Maverick’, they can also endanger his legacy.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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