Mayweather Enjoying Retirement, Would Consider Exhibition Bouts
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield announced their intentions to return to the boxing ring. Does Floyd Mayweather have the same urge? In an interview with Fight Hype, Mayweather discussed how he is happy staying retired.
“Am I fighting these young fighters? No. I’m retired,” Mayweather stated, via Yahoo Sports. “I’m retired from the sport of boxing. I’m training, having fun and enjoying life. I don’t want for nothing.”
Mayweather (50-0) retired in 2015 after fighting Andre Berto. He then returned to face Conor McGregor for a record-breaking amount ($300 million), in a bout that saw him beat the MMA star via TKO. He has since only competed in an exhibition bout with RIZIN’s top star Tenshin Nasukawa. Earning $9 million for the fight, Mayweather knocked the kickboxer down three times.
Regarding fights that would earn him money, Mayweather didn’t say no to non-competitive bouts.
“If I see an opportunity where I can entertain and have a little fun and make $600 million, why not? If I am going to do something, it’s got to be worth it,” Mayweather went on to say. There’s no number worth me getting back in the ring and fighting these young fighters and get wear and tear on my body.”
Following the death of the mother of his children and his uncle Roger, Floyd halted talks of a comeback. Before that, there were rumors of another Manny Pacquiao fight. McGregor has also teased interest in fighting Mayweather again. Mayweather praised McGregor for stepping into the ring with him, as he made over $100 million for the fight. As a result, he became one of the highest-paid MMA stars of all time, something Mayweather can appreciate.
Now, Mayweather has been focusing his time on Mayweather Promotions as well as becoming a trainer.
If Floyd Mayweather came back to compete, who would you like to see him face?