Exclusive: Jack Fincham says Floyd Mayweather is ‘the best’ ahead of pro debut on his undercard

Love Island winner Jack Fincham will mark his professional boxing debut against Anthony Taylor on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s latest exhibition.

Fincham will square off with Jake Paul's sparring partner as he looks to kick off his professional career with a bang. 

The Love Island winner made his name in reality TV, though he also carries a boxing pedigree having claimed 18 victories from his 26 amateur fights for Eltham ABC.

Fincham will feature on the same card as Floyd Mayweather's bout against YouTuber Deji.

The 31-year-old is relishing the opportunity of sharing the same stage with the five-weight world champion.

"I'm an absolutely huge fan of Mayweather," Fincham told Planet Sport. "I was at a night with Tyson Fury, he was doing a speech, and they did an auction at the end. I bought a signed Mayweather WBC belt which is up at the house.

"He is the best. There is argument between different eras but I don't think anyone is better or will be better than Floyd. He's just amazing. I don't think he's ever been hurt by a shot. Never been put on his arse which is ridiculous. It's ridiculous.

"I'm a massive fan of Floyd and I just want to rub shoulders with him. If I come out of this with a picture, just a picture with me and Floyd, and I'll be happy. I'd love that. It's got to happen."

Fincham was set to make his professional debut two years ago after signing with BOXXER. However, a car crash forced the reality TV star to pull out of his scheduled bout.

When asked whether he thought his boxing career was over at that point, Fincham said: "I thought to myself, yeah maybe it's written in the stars, maybe I shouldn't be doing it.

"I had the accident and it was annoying [because] it was a couple of weeks before [the fight].

"My nose splattered and I had to go to the hospital, have an operation on it. Obviously after that, it was six months of no contact sport. By that time, I had other commitments, television and brand deals. I just thought, it's got to be put to one side.

"But it's always been in my head, thinking 'I need to. I need to fight again.' Just to see for myself, if anything. Is it still in me? I think sometimes, you've got to do it to think 'do I really want to do this.'

"As it lays, it's all I think about. It's my whole life at the minute. But I think for me, I just needed to get back in there because it was almost like I left it unfinished."

Fincham's last amateur fight took place seven years ago, yet will make his professional debut at the 17,000 capacity Coca-Cola Arena.

His bout against Anthony Taylor will take place on November 13, with fans able to watch the action on DAZN PPV.

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