What Does The Future Hold For Floyd Mayweather?
Every so often, rumors fly around that Floyd Mayweather will be coming out of retirement to compete in legitimate boxing bouts. Doing so a few times, Mayweather has left people guessing what his next move will be. “Money” Mayweather has now given a small indication of what his future holds.
“We’re working on some things right now for Tokyo, whether 2020 or 2021,” Mayweather would state.
Mayweather, a former five-weight, four-division lineal world champion, last fought professionally in 2017. He beat Conor McGregor via TKO to retire undefeated. “Money” ended up fighting for RIZIN in 2018, beating kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN 14. Knocking him down three times in a boxing bout, Mayweather would end up winning via TKO after one round.
Mayweather previously told Insider that he would be interested in more exhibition bouts if offered more money. That could include fighting McGregor again. While fighters from various combat sports have called him out, Mayweather has only one desire: to fight in a boxing ring.
“No [I won’t compete in MMA],” Mayweather went on to say. “I think just like how winning teams receive home-field advantage in the playoffs…you don’t fix what isn’t broken, and my record isn’t broken.”
Following the death of uncle Roger Mayweather, Floyd initially halted comeback talks. He has been looking to become a trainer for young boxers, helping out current champion Devin Haney. Still standing by that stance, Mayweather would consider giving it one last go-around. As long as the price and opponent make sense.
“For now, I’m happily retired. You never know, but it would have to be worth it,” Mayweather stated. “Just like gambling right? Juice worth the squeeze no matter who the opponent is.”