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Floyd Mayweather reacts to low turnout at his exhibition bout in London

The retired Boxer Floyd Mayeweather participated in another exhibition match, comfortably defeating reality TV personality and MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers over the course of eight rounds. No judges were present, and the outcome was announced at the end of the fight.

The fight was the main event of a pay-per-view show from London's O2 Arena. However, many visitors to the location noticed empty spaces and shared pictures of them on social media.

The event didn't draw the level of interest the organizers had anticipated, so tickets were reduced in the days before the fight. There were valid explanations for the lower-than-anticipated turnout, according to Mayweather.

“We did this in one month - not even four weeks. I think the tickets should've went on sale a lot faster. My new team is still learning. I have got to take my hat off to them, it's not their fault. It's just when we fight in the US, as soon as we announce the fight, tickets are on sale," Mayweather said to Give Me Sport.

“Here, we announced the fight and the tickets didn't go on sale until a week or two weeks later. I don't point fingers. We work together as a team. When you buy tickets over here, you don't really want to spend money. In America we don't mind spending money.”

After defeating UFC star Conor McGregor in a cross-sport match, Mayweather left the sport in 2017 with a flawless 50-0 record.

The following year, Mayweather flew to Japan to start his exhibition tour in order to easily take out kickboxing champion Tenshin Nasukawa. Mayweather has participated in a number of exhibitions since being paid well for that performance. The Mayweather vs. Logan Paul exhibition in 2021 was the fight that garnered the most media coverage and pay-per-view revenue.


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