- Floyd Mayweather took part in an unofficial eight-round boxing exhibition with reality TV star Aaron Chalmers
- Floyd Mayweather boxed in an exhibition at a largely empty arena in London.
- The underwhelming attendance at the event may indicate a decline in public interest in Mayweather’s ongoing world tour.
Floyd Mayweather’s latest exhibition match against reality TV star Aaron Chalmers at London’s O2 Arena failed to deliver the excitement and intensity that fans have come to expect from the boxing legend. While the fight lasted eight rounds, it was clear that Mayweather was not putting in his best effort, and the match was more about entertainment and showmanship than competitive boxing.
Despite Chalmers being a trained fighter with experience in MMA and boxing, he was unable to land any significant blows on Mayweather. This was a marked difference from Mayweather’s exhibition matches in Japan, where opponents actually attempted to hit him, and managed to do so on a few occasions.
Mayweather, who celebrated his 46th birthday the day before the fight, showed few signs of slowing down, effortlessly evading Chalmers’ punches and dancing around the ring. However, the lack of competition and the obvious non-competitive nature of the match resulted in a disappointing number of empty seats at the O2 Arena.
It’s important to note that Mayweather does not invest much time in promoting these exhibition matches, instead relying on his well-established reputation and name recognition to attract fans. While this tactic has worked in the past, it remains to be seen how long fans will continue to pay for these events.
Overall, Mayweather’s exhibition tour has had its ups and downs, with some matches being thrilling and competitive, while others have fallen flat. While the allure of watching one of the greatest boxers of all time in the ring is still present, fans may soon grow weary of paying to see him fight opponents who are clearly outmatched.