Floyd Mayweather to return to boxing ring in single game

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Floyd Mayweather is expected to return to the ring in digital form in unique clashes with other boxing greats.

The former unbeaten world champion has often teased another comeback to add to his 50 professional victories.

Now 43, the prospect of Mayweather actually falling back into the ropes is unlikely.

But after partnering with the fuboTV streaming platform and virtual entertainment company FaceBank, fans can now relive the star in action.

A press release announced Thursday: “Resembling short films, these precise simulations in real time will present top secret results based on a modeling computer which will establish incremental relationships between real performance, speed of shots, speed of reaction, strategy and endurance.



Mayweather Forced Join Virtual Entertainment Company
Mayweather Forced Join Virtual Entertainment Company

“These unprecedented virtual boxing matches will be exclusive to the fuboTV live TV streaming platform and pay-per-view partners to be announced. “

Mayweather will work closely with FaceBank to help form a true computer generated “digital resemblance” incorporating features of her face and body.

The company hopes Mayweather will be the first of many former pros to join the program as they plan to reveal more stars in the weeks to come.

Mayweather is considered one of the best defensive boxers of all time and has beaten stars like Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao during his brilliant career.

His last official fight was a super-fight against UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017, which he won in a 10th-round save.

Boxing fans have recently tasted similar digital clashes as the World Boxing Super Series hosted a live E-sports tournament on Facebook.

The heavyweight competition included digital versions of fighters including Muhammed Ali, Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson, and drew a number of fans online.

It was a welcome distraction given the current shutdown of the coronavirus, which has seen boxing suspended until at least the end of April – although that date seems certain to be extended.

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