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Floyd Mayweather’s headed back to the ring.
The 44-year-old retired fighter has an exhibition bout scheduled for February 20th, and the mid-winter date gives suckers across the globe just over a month to scrounge up enough spare change to make Money Mayweather’s already loaded Brinks truck even fuller.
Mayweather’s latest exhibition, and the first since last June when he “fought” Logan Paul in an eight-round exhibition, will take place on a helipad atop the Burj Al Hotel in Dubai. Because, well, who the hell knows why?
Floyd Mayweather's next fight will take place on a helipad above Dubai's Burj Al hotel pic.twitter.com/nNcTLzAKxl
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 5, 2022
Though Mayweather’s camp is yet to name or finalize an opponent, it’s widely expected that the helipad will pit Mayweather against 19-year-old YouTuber Rashed “Money Kicks” Belhasa.
If you’re following along, Floyd Mayweather — arguably the greatest boxer of all time and the owner of a perfect 50-0 career mark — will likely share a ring atop a Dubai helipad with some teenager named Money Kicks.
For those of you — OK, all of you — not familiar with Money Kicks, he’s a social media star most famous for flaunting his money. Actually, it’s his dad’s money. Belhasa’s father, Saif Belhasa, is one of the most successful businessmen in the United Arab Emirates, and he’s reportedly worth $3 billion.
When he’s not making nauseating videos with his dad’s seemingly limitless funds, Money Kicks fancies himself a boxer. He’s fought twice since July, going 2-0 against a couple of guys who couldn’t punch their way through a paper bag. Now, he’ll reportedly step in against a man who’s only interested in making paper.
“February 20th, we haven’t chosen an opponent yet but I look forward to it and hopefully we give you guys something to see,” Mayweather said earlier this week. “I spoke with [my advisors] about Money Kicks. We don’t really know.
“He is from [Dubai]. … Money Kicks is doing big things and I like what I am seeing.”
Though it might be fun to watch an overmatched 19-year-old with all the likability of Jackson Mahomes get punched in the face repeatedly, keep your wallet off this helipad. The kid’s already set to inherit billions, and Mayweather has a current net worth of $450 million. You can find a better use for $100 than this gimmicky exhibition.
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