Former actuality TV star Aaron Chalmers admits preventing Floyd Mayweather is “like a film” after being chosen because the legendary boxer’s subsequent opponent.
They’ll share the ring in an exhibition bout on February 25 on the O2 Enviornment in London, in what can be Mayweather’s first undefeated combat on British soil.
Chalmers joined Geordie Shore in 2014, three years earlier than embarking on an MMA profession that will see him combat seven instances, the final 4 of which have been with the Bellator promotion. Final June, he picked up a factors victory over Alexander Zeledon in his boxing debut.
“It is like a film,” Chalmers stated Sky Sports activities Information. “It is these issues that I can not even put into phrases.
“Think about final yr I wager on myself preventing Floyd Mayweather, I might have most likely gotten 500,000/1 on that. These issues by no means occur, so I am rolling with that.”
The 35-year-old is absolutely conscious of the daunting prospect that awaits him: a possibility to commerce blows with Mayweather, extensively considered one of many best boxers of all time.
“I may need sleepless nights and fear, however in the long run it should nonetheless occur. I take it because it comes,” Chalmers stated.
“I do know I will get hit a couple of instances, so I am extra excited than nervous.
“It places us on a pedestal to have large, large fights after. That is all I ever wished. Every part I do now’s for my youngsters, so the extra large fights I get the higher. East.”
Mayweather beat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao and Britain’s Ricky Hatton earlier than ending his skilled profession with a win over MMA star Conor McGregor.
However the 45-year-old nonetheless reveals his masterful abilities in exhibition bouts.
“I simply must be in form,” Chalmers stated. “I simply must be in fine condition to strive to stick with him, that is all I can do.
“The person has overwhelmed 50 of most likely a few of the finest boxers on the planet. So so long as I can keep in that the entire combat, then that is all that issues.”
“We’re simply making ready for every little thing we will. It is laborious to coach for the best fighter of all time who can keep away from so many blows. In order that output needs to be fairly excessive, so it isn’t going to be a punch at a time, it takes three, 4 to attempt to catch it.”
Regardless of his earlier TV fame and shock stint in MMA, Chalmers accepts that his upcoming conflict with Mayweather can be his boldest achievement but.
“It does not get any greater than that,” he stated. “Regardless that I get up I see promotional movies of Floyd and me and it hasn’t been understood.
“I do not assume it is going to sink in till I am on the opposite aspect of the ring and it truly occurs. However it’s simply surreal. I can not think about anything be greater for me than that.”
The combat takes place on weekends. Newcastle United – who Chalmers are backing – face Manchester United within the League Cup closing at Wembley Stadium, so he expects some wits from Mayweather.
Chalmers stated: “He fought Ricky Hatton and when you bear in mind he was sporting a Manchester United prime so I’ve a sneaky feeling he would possibly placed on a Manchester United prime simply to attempt to stir the pot when of the press convention.”
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