Boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. has debunked Jose Aldo’s claim about their upcoming boxing match, suspecting that someone connected to his camp may have made it up.
Jose Aldo, a former UFC featherweight champion and considered one of the greatest athletes in the world, retired in August of last year with a record of 31 wins and 8 losses.
He successfully defended his title 7 times during his long run in the UFC. After retiring, Aldo switched to boxing and made his professional debut on February 10 in Brazil, winning via unanimous decision against Emmanuel Zambrano.
Afterwards, Aldo announced that he would be boxing Floyd Mayweather next, claiming that Mayweather’s side had already agreed and the match was in the works.
However, Mayweather refuted the claim, suggesting that someone in his camp may have made it up, but he did not rule out the possibility of it happening in the future.
During an interview after his recent bout, Mayweather said, “That was false information. That is not true at all. I didn’t say that [I’m not interested]. See, that’s what the media is doing, putting words in my mouth that I didn’t say.”
Mayweather also added, “That was something that I believe somebody who was connected to my camp made up, and it just started floating around. I never knew anything about this.”
Floyd Mayweather, one of the best boxers to ever step foot in the squared circle, retired undefeated in 2017 with a total of 50 wins.
He still competes in the boxing ring, but only in exhibition matches now, having had 6 matches so far. Meanwhile, Aldo is focusing on professional bouts and is set to box fellow UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens in April.
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