Floyd Mayweather has announced he will fight Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers at the O2 Arena in February.

The unbeaten American boxing legend was already set to show off his skills in the UK next month.

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But his original bout against Liam Harrison was KO’d on Friday after the Brit suffered a knee injury.

It saw Mayweather scour the sparring world for a new opponent.

And he has now revealed he will be taking on reality TV star-turned-MMA fighter Chalmers at the O2.

Alongside a poster of the event, Mayweather wrote on social media: “London. This will be my first time showcasing my talent live on February 25th. I want the whole UK at the O2 Arena.”

A second message added: “Different face, different name, same results. London we are still rocking and rolling on Feb. 25th at the O2 Arena. Tickets will be on sale soon. Stay tuned!!”

Mayweather, 45, retired with a perfect 50-0 professional record following his win over Conor McGregor in 2017.

But he is no stranger to exhibition fights since then, battling the likes of YouTuber-turned-WWE star Logan Paul and kickboxing legend Tenshin Nasukawa.

Mayweather’s latest win came against KSI’s brother Deji in November.

But he arguably faces his toughest exhibition yet in Chalmers.

The 35-year-old made his name as a party-loving member of the Geordie Shore cast.

However, Chalmers made his way into MMA with BAMMA in 2017 before becoming a Bellator fighter.

Chalmers won five of his seven pro bouts before retiring in 2021 after losing to Austin Clem. His Bellator record left something to be desired, finishing 2-2.

However, last year, he had his boxing debut, winning a four rounder against Alexander Zeledon.

But he’s now ready to step into the world of boxing with a baptism of fire against Mayweather, one of the sport’s greatest ever.

However, the reaction to the bout was somewhat underwhelming.

Bloody Elbow’s Zane Simon posted: “Mayweather staying on the circus exhibition grind.”

MMA reporter Ben Fowlkes wrote: “Can you imagine meeting someone, thinking they’re cool, maybe you’ve even made a new friend, and then you ask what they’re up to one weekend and they tell you they’re watching Floyd Mayweather box some reality TV dude?”

This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.

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