Espinoza Refutes Mayweather Comeback Rumors
Head of Showtime Sports,Stephen Espinoza has outright rejected the idea that Floyd Mayweather is seriously considering the possibility of returning for fight “51.”
A report, which originated on TMZ, claimed Mayweather was in the midst of training for a possible return and telling several close friends that he was looking to fight again.
According to the report, Mayweather would be preparing for a rematch with Conor McGregor.
Mayweather first retired back 2015 after dominating former welterweight world champion Andre Berto in a unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas. He would return for the fight with McGregor this past August, but reiterated following his victory that he is retired.
Yet, Mayweather has posted several training videos in recent weeks to social media – which quickly created rumors of a comeback.
When TMZ spoke to Espinoza, he rejected the Mayweather comeback chatter and said he’s heard absolutely nothing about Mayweather considering another fight or a rematch with McGregor.
“I don’t think so. You know, Floyd seems pretty happy retired. I don’t think we’ll see him in the ring again. And it seems like the UFC really wants McGregor back in the cage,” Espinoza said.
“Floyd, it’s Floyd’s call at some point, but I haven’t heard anything from him that makes it seem like he’s thinking about McGregor or anything else.”