For years, Floyd Mayweather has made it a habit of teasing the combat sports world when it comes to a potential return. Now, it appears that “Money” Mayweather is ready to deliver.
Mayweather (50-0) went on Instagram this week to show off his sparring. He was wearing T.M.T. gear similar to when he was in Japan, and stated the following:
“Soon I’m going to hop on my jet to Tokyo, Japan for a meeting with my partners and Rizin for something this year 2020. Stay tuned.”
Mayweather made his professional boxing debut in 1996. A bronze medalist in the Olympics, Mayweather has won the lineal championship in four weight classes. He has also held super-featherweight, super-lightweight, lightweight, welterweight, and light-middleweight gold. The 43-year-old retired from boxing in 2017, beating MMA star Conor McGregor via TKO. It was two years after his initial retirement against Andre Berto.
In 2018, Mayweather made an appearance for Japanese MMA and kickboxing organization RIZIN. He faced top fighter Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14 on New Year’s Eve and would drop the young champion three times. Mayweather would end up winning via TKO in the first round. According to Forbes, Mayweather made $9 million for the bout.
Mayweather’s future within the combat sports world was unknown following the death of uncle Roger Mayweather. He has been looking to become a trainer for young boxers, helping out current champion Devin Haney, among others. He previously told Insider that he would be interested in more exhibition bouts if offered more money.