Floyd Mayweather to make return to boxing ring in unique match-up

Floyd Mayweather is set to return to the ring in digital form in unique match-ups against other boxing greats.

The undefeated former world champion has often teased another comeback to add to his 50 professional victories.

Now aged 43, the prospect of seeing Mayweather step back through the ropes in reality is unlikely.

But after teaming up with streaming platform fuboTV and virtual entertainment company FaceBank, fans will now be able to relive the star in action.

A press release announced on Thursday: "Resembling short films, these precise, real-time simulations will feature top-secret results based on a modeling computer that will make incremental relationships between actual performance, velocity of punches, speed of reaction, strategy and stamina.

"These unprecedented virtual boxing matches will be exclusive to live TV streaming platform fuboTV and pay-per-view partners to be announced."

Mayweather will work closely with FaceBank to help form a true computer generated 'digital likeness', incorporating features from his face and body.

The company hope Mayweather will be the first of many former pros to join in the programme, as they plan to reveal more stars in the coming weeks.

Mayweather is regarded as one of the finest defensive boxers of all-time, and beat the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao over his distinguished career.

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