Floyd Mayweather was set to return to the ring in February after a UK date hit the media. Nevertheless, the exhibition bout lasted only some minutes.
Opponent Liam Harrison, a Muay Thai boxer from the UK preventing out of Bangkok, canceled his participation.
The 37-year-old revealed why he’s now not capable of compete.
“Lots of you should have seen the morning announcement about my struggle towards Floyd Mayweather,” Harrison mentioned.
“Devastatingly, my knee received’t permit it. Discussions concerning the struggle began a number of days in the past with the Mayweather group. I actually thought I’d be okay in a boxing struggle, even with needing surgical procedure on my knee.
“However I upped my coaching as quickly as discussions began. I had some onerous sparring and pads, however my knee ballooned nearly instantly, and I couldn’t stroll.
“Hitting pads is ok, however the motion and agility wanted to spar and struggle aren’t attainable.”
Harrison continued by outlining the necessity for therapeutic, not a struggle towards the most effective that ever lived.
“My surgeon agrees that this received’t be attainable. I’m heartbroken. This struggle and the whole lot that might have include it could have modified my life.”
Regardless of affirmation relating to Floyd Mayweather and Liam Harrison’s intentions to commerce blows, the Englishman added that he on no account breached his present contract.
“No contract for this had been obtained or signed. I’m completely contracted to ONE [combat company],” he clarified.
“I had approached them for permission and sign-off. With out receipt of the contract and ONE’s overview and approval of this, nothing was [going to be] confirmed.”
As well as, on lacking out on dealing with a legend, Harrison concluded: “Floyd is the best boxer of all time. I’d have needed to place in account of myself.
“Not only for me however for the entire Muay Thai neighborhood.
“I’m critically flattered to have even been approached for this struggle. I may have achieved properly in it.
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“However, as issues stand, I should persist with my surgical procedure subsequent week. I hope we are able to make this struggle occur once I’m recovered.
“No matter what occurs. Regardless if we are able to make this struggle occur sooner or later, no matter the whole lot, I’m a child from LS9 who was informed in school I’m by no means going to be price [anything].
“The very fact I’ve been approached and accepted by Mayweather’s group is a testomony to my life’s work. I’m proud.
“The remainder of my life’s work any longer, although, is to make this struggle occur sooner or later.”
Mayweather’s group is but to ratify if the unique date of February twenty fifth will nonetheless be the return date following a struggle at RIZIN 38 in 2022.