A year after Floyd Mayweather Jr. ended his career with victories against Pound-for-Pound king Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto, Mayweather hints at coming out of retirement in an interwiew with Jim Gray of Showtime Boxing.
Mayweather ended the touted “Fight of the Century” with a win by unanimous decision against Pacquiao then went on to win by decision against Berto to end his boxing career at a 49-0, reminiscent of heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano’s.
Exactly a year after Mayweather and Pacquiao met for the Fight of the Century, Pretty Boy talks to Jim Gray of Showtime Boxing and Gray is quick to ask the question everyone has already been asking of him. Is he coming out of retirement?
“Yes, you know, I’m happy to be where I’m at. Everyone is asking me, ‘Is Floyd Mayweather coming back?’ Right now, I’m happy being on this side, but I’ve been talking with CBS and Showtime, and you just never know. But right now, I’m just happy on this side,” Mayweather answered.
“As of right now, some crazy numbers have been thrown my way — upwards, of course, of nine figures,” he admitted to Showtime‘s Jim Gray.
One thing is clear, with a nine-figure paycheck, Mayweather is still not coming out of retirement.
He also cleared all the rumors that he will not be fighting unified middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin (35-0) even if he does come out of retirement.
Even if it has been settled that Mayweather is up for coming out of his retirement, Gray asks whether settling his final career record to 50-0 might push him to accept a return to the ring, Mayweather simply laughed and said “For both.”
If anything, this is a clear indication of what might tempt Floyd Mayweather to don on the boxing gloves again, a nine-figure paycheck and not a championship fight just to settle his final record at 50-0.
“My career is over. It’s official,” he said after the Berto fight, ESPN reports.