Still one of the most popular athletes in the world, Floyd Mayweather officially retired from the sport of boxing at 49-0 after defeating former champion Andre Berto in a unanimous decision victory last September. Since then, the 38-year-old has been spotted ringside at various fights and the same question continues to be asked, will he ever make a return.
It doesn’t seem that far’fetche’d considering that he is still in tip top shape and has been outlasting his much younger peers for the past few years. In a recent interview with BBC, Floyd shared that he turned down nine figures to fight again.
As of right now, I am out completely. If I do get the itch to come back, it really won’t be for the money but I have to get paid. That’s why the nickname is Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
With his answer still leaving the possibility for a return, he did however shut down any rumors that suggested that he had been in negotiations for a big fight rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
Everything that you guys are hearing that Michael Koncz has said and what Bob Arum has said is totally false. Totally false, I haven’t spoken to Bob Arum, I haven’t spoken to Michael Koncz.