Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Floyd Mayweather Reveals Plan to 'Set Up Shop' as a Fight Promoter in the UK

Floyd Mayweather has revealed plans to "set up shop" as a promoter within the United Kingdom.

The American, 40, remains the subject of reports he is to fight for a 50th time against Ireland's UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.



On Tuesday, March 7, he announced that Mayweather Promotions has negotiated with Frank Warren a fight between IBF super featherweight champion Gervonta Davis and Britain's Liam Walsh in London on May 20.

The fight will be his first in any promotional capacity within Britain, after he had already expressed an interest in recruiting James DeGale having established Mayweather Promotions within the US, but he insists it will not be his last.

Warren's platforms on BT Sport and BoxNation, alongside Matchroom's on Sky Sports, Barry McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions on Channel 5 and the recent emergence of Poxon Sports on ITV means competition between British promoters is perhaps the greatest it has ever been.

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