Floyd Mayweather Making a Digital Return to the Ring
Floyd Mayweather is set to return to the boxing ring, albeit in a much different way.
By teaming up with streaming platform, fuboTV, and FaceBank, a virtual entertainment company, Mayweather will be back in the ring via simulation.
In the press release it was announced that: “Resembling short films, these precise, real-time simulations will feature top-secret results based on a modeling computer that will make incremental relationships between actual performance, velocity of punches, speed of reaction, strategy and stamina.”
The matches will be exlusive to fuboTV, with pay-per-view partners to be announced.
Mayweather has teased a comeback a few times, but at the boxer is now 43, the chances of that happening are unlikely. He has been regarded as one of the greatest defensive boxers of all-time, going his entire 50-fight career undefeated. Those included defeating other fighters like Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya, and Ricky Hatton.
His last appearance in the ring was a super-fight between him and UFC champion, Conor McGregor, which he won by 10th round stoppage in 2017.
FaceBank hopes that Mayweather will be the first of many great boxing legends who the program.
A similar bout of fights were shown recently on Facebook, sponsored by the World Boxing Super Series and showcased such legends as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Lennox Lewis.
It would be a welcome distraction from the current pandemic to see our favorite back in the ring, even if it is in digital form.
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