Floyd Mayweather to have first EVER fight in UK against British kickboxing star Liam Harrison at O2 on 25 February | The Sun

FLOYD MAYWEATHER is heading to the UK for his next fight after confirming he will take on Liam Harrison.

The boxing legend will make his British debut with the exhibition showdown on February 25 at The O2.


Money, who will turn 46 the day before the bout, confirmed the news on Instagram by sharing the official poster for the event.

He captioned it with: “#London February 25th, It’s official. My first exhibition fight in the UK will be at the O2 Arena 🇬🇧 Tickets go on sale next week. Stay Tuned!!”

Harrison, 37, is a decorated Muay Thai fighter from Leeds.

“The Hitman” has a career record of 90-25-2 (50 KO) in his sport. 

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Mayweather’s last professional contest came back in 2017 when he moved to 50-0 with a comfortably victory over UFC star Conor McGregor.

But since hanging up the gloves as a pro, he has kept himself busy by raking in millions through exhibition contests.

He has faced Don Moore in Abu Dhabi, Mikuru Asakura in Japan, and Logan Paul in the US.

Then in November, he beat KSI's brother Deji in Dubai.

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Now Mayweather, who never fought outside of America during his 21-year professional career, is heading to Britain next month.

Mayweather’s last professional contest came back in 2017 when he moved to 50-0 with a comfortably victory over UFC star Conor McGregor.

But since hanging up the gloves as a pro, he has kept himself busy by raking in millions through exhibition contests.

He has faced Don Moore in Abu Dhabi, Mikuru Asakura in Japan, and Logan Paul in the US.

Then in November, he beat KSI's brother Deji in Dubai.

Now Mayweather, who never fought outside of America during his 21-year professional career, is heading to Britain next month.

The American recently hinted that the UK would be the next stop on his exhibition tour by saying: “In February we're looking forward to coming here and putting on an exhibition for the fans in the UK, because I never had a chance to come over here and fight when I was actively boxing as a professional. 

“So hopefully in February I'll come over and do an exhibition if it's possible.”

That came after he previously dropped another hint back in October after he beat MMA veteran Asakura.

He said: “We don't know [where the rest of my bouts will take place] but of course, if the price is right then I am on my way [to the UK].

“It's always a few million a minute. From this exhibition [against Asakura] alone I will [be] making somewhere upwards of 15-20million dollars.

“That's just from this exhibition. So, it's cool. Nine minutes, 20 million, not bad.”

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Although Mayweather never competed in the UK as a pro, he did beat legendary British boxer Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas in 2007.

His other biggest wins came against the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana and Manny Pacquiao.


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