Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring for a fight on February 20 at the Tokyo Dome, it was announced in Japan overnight.
The retired, 50-0 boxing superstar teased last week that he would be ‘doing something big’ at the Tokyo Dome and appeared via video call at a press conference held in the country on Monday morning to make plans more public.
Details remain scarce regarding the opponent and specific nature of the bout, but what was confirmed is that Mayweather will be competing on the same show as a new MMA event named ‘MEGA 2021’ on Sunday, February 20.
This should not be taken to mean that Floyd will be participating in an MMA fight, of course.
When he was last seen in the ring back in 2018, the American fought an exhibition boxing match to headline a RIZIN MMA event.
He knocked out 20-year-old kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa within the first round and made approximately $3million per minute in the process.
Mayweather teased: “Tokyo, Japan, I’m coming back, in 2021.
“I know the Olympics is in Japan in 2021, but me, myself, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and my team will be doing something big in Tokyo Dome… Japan, I’m on my way.”
The Tokyo Dome is most famous in the Western world for being the venue at which Mike Tyson was knocked out by Buster Douglas in 1990.