In the world of combat sports, there is always a desire for new and exciting matchups. And now, it seems that a tag-team boxing match extravaganza could be on the horizon featuring some of the biggest names in the sport and entertainment industry.
According to Happy Punch Promotion, a match that would see boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao team up with KSI and TikTok star Salt Papi respectively is “officially in the works.”
KSI, who has a massive online following, tried out the tag-team concept in early March with his Misfits Boxing banner. The move was a hit among their crossover fanbase, and now, it seems that Mayweather and Pacquiao could be added to the mix.
Mayweather, who retired from professional boxing in 2017 following his victory over UFC icon Conor McGregor, has boxed in six exhibitions since then. He has faced YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI’s younger brother, Deji. In his last exhibition fight in February, he took on Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers.
On the other hand, Pacquiao is keen on a return to professional boxing and is in talks to face Conor Benn. The Filipino boxer has fought Mayweather in the past, in what was the most lucrative fight of all time in 2015, grossing over £500 million with 4.4 million pay-per-views sold in America. Although they have since fought in exhibition bouts, a rematch between the two legends has always been elusive.
Meanwhile, Salt Papi, who is promoted and managed by Happy Punch, has a white-collar boxing record of 3-0 and expressed an interest in fighting KSI himself.
The tag-team boxing match extravaganza could be an exciting event for both the boxing and entertainment industries. It is a unique concept that could attract a wider audience and offer a new way of experiencing the sport. While there are no confirmed dates or details of the match yet, it is something to keep an eye on for fans of combat sports and entertainment.