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Floyd Mayweather’s Birthday Bash Announcement Causes a Stir Ahead of UK Exhibition

Published 02/21/2023, 7:15 AM EST

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Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is set to make his debut in the United Kingdom as he gears up for his next exhibition bout. The former five-division champion will face Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers on 25th February at the O2 arena in London. However, Chalmers was not the original opponent for this bout and came in as a replacement after Muay Thai fighter Liam Harrison pulled out due to injuries.

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Mayweather has competed in exhibition bouts since retraining from professional boxing back in 2017. Moreover, he recently face YouTube sensation Deji back in November in Dubai. Despite this, it seems that there is something more important than his exhibition in the coming days. ‘Money’ will celebrate his 46th birthday a day before his exhibition and has also announced a bash fit for the occasion

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The former champion took to social media to announce that he will be having a party in London. It was also revealed that the bash will take place at Flippers Boggie Roller Palace, White City in London on 22nd February. Moreover, it will also include music from DJ Touchie, Dom Diego, and Mr. Magic.

Mayweather celebrating his birthday right before his exhibition has certainly drawn the attention of fans who feel that he is not taking the bout seriously. In addition, they were also quick to make their feelings known as they reacted to the announcement.


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Fans react to Floyd Mayweather’s birthday bash announcement

One fan wished Mayweather the best for his fight and also wanted him to enjoy his birthday bash. “My brother have a good time – Wish you all the best in your fight,” they wrote.

Another fan hilariously bought up the speculation that Mayweather is broke which is why he needed to do these events. “He’s broke,” they wrote.

A fan was even jealous as she was in Los Angeles while the bash took place in London. “This makes me jealous cus I live in la,” she wrote.

Moreover, one fan touted the announcement and wanted everyone from London to be there. “London pull up,” they wrote.

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Lastly, a fan wanted Mayweather to show love to the state he grew up in instead of partying on foreign lands. “You should come to Michigan and actually show the state you grew up in love,” they wrote.

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This announcement certainly caused a stir among fans who were caught off guard by the birthday bash. However, given the professional that he is, ‘Money’ will make sure to be a hundred percent on fight night and put on a show for fans in the UK who never got a chance to see him in action live.


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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

Edited By: Shibu Immanuel