Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back in the ring and he’s praising the UK fans for their support despite the nearly empty arena. The boxing legend returned to the ring on Saturday night for the first time in three years to take on British fighter Logan Paul in an exhibition match.
The fight was held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, and while the arena was nearly empty due to the ongoing pandemic, Mayweather was still able to feel the love from the UK fans.
“I want to thank the UK fans for their unbelievable support,” Mayweather said after the fight. “It was great to be back in the ring and I’m glad I could give them a show.”
The fight was a one-sided affair, with Mayweather dominating the action from start to finish. He was able to land a number of powerful punches and combinations, while Paul was unable to mount any real offense.
The fight ended in the eighth round when Mayweather’s corner threw in the towel, giving him the victory. After the fight, Mayweather praised Paul for his effort and said he was proud of him for stepping into the ring.
“I want to thank Logan Paul for taking the fight,” Mayweather said. “He showed a lot of heart and I’m proud of him for stepping up.”
The fight was the first of a series of exhibition matches that Mayweather has planned for the coming months. He is set to take on YouTuber Jake Paul in June and is also rumored to be in talks with UFC star Conor McGregor for a potential rematch.
No matter who he fights next, Mayweather will be sure to have the support of the UK fans. He has always been a fan favorite in the UK and his return to the ring was met with a lot of excitement.
“I’m coming back,” Mayweather said. “I’m looking forward to giving the UK fans some more great fights.”