When meeting boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, a fan ‘almost passes out’ and requires assistance to stand.
After meeting his idol in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, a fan of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather needed assistance standing up.
After meeting the legendary boxer, a Floyd Mayweather fan almost passed out and needed assistance standing up.
The former five-weight world champion met the fan in Dubai, where he was attending a number of events where he was able to meet his fans.
Mayweather is in the Arab state after announcing that he will return to the ring in late February for an exhibition bout in Dubai.
It will be his first fight since his last exhibition bout in June of last year, when he faced YouTuber Logan Paul.
Mayweather met a fan in Dubai who was overjoyed to meet his hero and reportedly told him, “After my God, I respect you.”
The fan had knelt in awe of their sporting idol before being helped to their feet, but they struggled to stand unassisted.
One onlooker was heard shouting “he needs air” as they appeared to be on the verge of passing out.
Mayweather was taken aback by the overawed fan, but posed for a photo and hugged them once they had collected themselves.
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After confirming his participation in an exhibition bout on February 20 in a press conference last week, the 44-year-old will return to Abu Dhabi next month.
The bout will be the main event of a card that will take place on the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel’s rooftop helipad, with YouTuber Reshad ‘Money Kicks’ Belhasa rumored to be a possible opponent.
Mayweather’s most recent fight was a no-contest exhibition against Logan Paul in Miami in June of last year.
“We will be doing a special limited edition boxing showcase right here on the helipad – February 20,” Mayweather said to the media last week.
“Coming to the UAE and putting on a show and showcasing my talent for the people of the Middle East has always been a dream of mine.”
“We haven’t decided on an opponent yet, but we’ll inform the public.”