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YouTube Star Set To Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. In Dubai

Dominic Smithers

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YouTube Star Set To Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. In Dubai

Featured Image Credit: Money Kicks/YouTube

A YouTube star is set to get in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Money Kicks, real name Rashed Belhasa, fought twice last year and has now revealed that he is in 'late stage' negotiations to take on the undefeated five-time champion.

The 20-year-old, who is the son of a billionaire and had previously been labelled 'Dubai's richest teenager', says the fight is set to take place on 20 February on the helipad at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel.

Anthony Joshua on Burj Al Arab Helipad. Credit: Visit Dubai
Anthony Joshua on Burj Al Arab Helipad. Credit: Visit Dubai

Speaking to Sky Sports, Belhasa said he is a massive fan of Mayweather and is super excited to get the chance to go toe to toe with the boxing legend.

He said: "I never thought I would ever fight Floyd. He is the best fighter ever.

"When I was young, I would collect his 'The Money Team' caps.

"Mayweather's team asked my team for a meeting. We thought, 'No way will this happen!' The same day of the meeting, I saw Mayweather saying, 'I would love to fight Rashed'.

Money Kicks is set to step in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Credit: Money Kicks/YouTube
Money Kicks is set to step in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Credit: Money Kicks/YouTube

"He is serious. It is an honour that he has called me out. I thought, 'This will go viral!'"

This wouldn't be the first time Mayweather has got in the ring with a viral star, though.

Last year, he went eight rounds with Logan Paul.

And Belhasa claimed Paul had given him some pointers on how to get to Mayweather.

He said: "Logan made history. The whole world was talking about their fight. He has already given me tips on how to fight Mayweather.

"He told me to flinch a lot, and to move a lot, because Mayweather is a fast guy who has experience. If I knock him out, I would not sleep for a year!"

But the young man isn't over-confident, and says he will just have to go for it if he's any chance of winning on the night.

He added: "Mayweather is too fast - I need to be close and just go crazy on him! I won't lie to myself. Entering the ring with him is an honour. I will try my best.

Mayweather went up against Local Paul last year. Credit: Alamy
Mayweather went up against Local Paul last year. Credit: Alamy

"You never know - any punch can land, and I have heavy hands. If he underestimates me? A punch can come. Anything can happen.

"I am much taller than him. I'm getting there. Every day I am learning. I am still young but I'm getting better and better."

In a post on Twitter, the 26-year-old shared a photo of an article reporting that Floyd had made so much money from the bout that he could now buy Jeff Bezos' jet.

"Yeah because the dirty little rat hasn’t paid me yet lol. It’s been six months."

Topics: Boxing, YouTube, Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul, US News

Dominic Smithers
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