Jose Aldo Reveals Exhibition Boxing Bout vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Could Happen in 2023, Promises To Not Treat It Like Others Have

Jose Aldo wants a shot at a boxing legend in 2023.

Following his successful professional boxing debut, the former UFC featherweight champion revealed on Friday in Rio de Janeiro that he is in talks to box undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout later this year.

An upcoming member of the UFC’s 2023 Hall of Fame class, Aldo won his pro boxing debut on Friday with a unanimous decision over Emmanuel Zambrano at Shooto Boxing.

Aldo (31-8 MMA) is already set to make his second boxing appearance in a rematch against Jeremy Stephens at Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event on April 1. He previously defeated Stephens via first-round TKO in the UFC in 2018.

Mayweather (50-0) has embarked on an extensive tour of exhibition bouts since his retirement from boxing in 2017, taking on the likes of Logan Paul, Tenshin Nasukawa, and influencer Deji Olatunji over the course of five bouts. He’s scheduled to face Bellator veteran and reality television star Aaron Chalmers in his next exhibition bout on Feb. 25.

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