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The two legendary boxers were present at the WBC convention where WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman announced the deal. “At the same time, they looked at each other and said, ‘Let’s do the Chavez and Floyd exhibition,” said Mauricio Sulaiman.
“And they’re here to announce that they’re going to have an exhibition next year either in Mexico or Texas where a lot of Mexicans will be attending.”
The pair then shook hands, but a day later, Mayweather spoke about the fight despite Chavez’s best efforts. He told reporters: “He kept talking about how he wanted to do an exhibition, I said, ‘I can use one hand if you want?”
“He talks rubbish. But I won’t do that, I don’t want to do that, because it would tarnish his legacy and mine,” said The Money.
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Chavez, who officially retired in 2005, twice beat Mayweather’s uncle and former coach Roger.
The 59-year-old Mexican icon has fought in several exhibition bouts for different charities since retiring, most recently against Hector Camacho Jr, in June.
Similarly, Mayweather, 44, hung up his boxing gloves as a professional in 2017, after defeating former UFC champion Conor McGregor in ten rounds. But a year later, he returned for an exhibition against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, 23, which he won in one round. Then, in June he fought YouTuber Logan Paul in an incredible eight-round bout.