FLOYD MAYWEATHER will return in an eight-round exhibition bout – which his opponent ‘Money Kicks’ called a ‘real fight’.
It comes after the boxing legend announced he will RETURN to the ring on February 20 in Dubai.
YouTuber star Money Kicks – real name Rashed Belhasa – has since revealed he is in talks to be the opponent.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Belhasa revealed the bout will be over eight rounds and will be a legitimate contest.
He added: “Mayweather is too fast – I need to be close and just go crazy on him!
“I won’t lie to myself. Entering the ring with him is an honour. I will try my best. You never know – any punch can land, and I have heavy hands.”
“If he underestimates me? A punch can come. Anything can happen. I am much taller than him.
“I’m getting there. Every day I am learning. I am still young but I’m getting better and better.”
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Money Kicks has a record of just 2-0, with white collar wins against unknown pair Anas Elshayib and Ajmal Khan.
Whereas Mayweather is the 50-0 self-proclaimed ‘Best Ever’ – who retired as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
The American officially hung up the gloves in 2017 after beating ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor, 33, in a lucrative crossover bout.
But he has returned twice since, both in exhibitions, starting with a one round demolition job over featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23.
More recently, in June he was taken the distance over eight rounds by YouTuber Logan Paul, 26, who weighed TWO STONE more.
Mayweather insisted afterwards his time in the boxing ring had come to an end – both in a professional and spectacle capacity.
I will try my best. “You never know – any punch can land, and I have heavy hands.
‘Money Kicks’ on facing Floyd Mayweather
But it appears the sport’s richest ever fighter has once more had a change of heart.
Belhasa said: “I never thought I would ever fight Floyd. He is the best fighter ever. When I was young, I would collect his ‘The Money Team’ caps!
“Mayweather’s team asked my team for a meeting. We thought: ‘No way will this happen!’
“The same day of the meeting, I saw Mayweather saying: ‘I would love to fight Rashed’. He is serious.
“It is an honour that he has called me out. I thought: ‘This will go viral’.”