A GREAT of defensive boxing has promised to leave retirement in the new year.
Mayweather posted on social media on Friday saying: “Coming out of retirement in 2020.”
The post closely follows a snap with UFC boss Dana White at a Boston Celtics basketball game. The caption reads: “Dana White and I working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020.
A TMZ report has since added detail to Mayweather’s planned comeback although he is yet to officially confirm that information.
According to TMZ he will fight twice in 2020, one in May and another in September. Raiders stadium is a possible stage for one of the bouts.
One bout will see Floyd face another boxer, with a Manny Pacquiao rematch tapped. The other bout will see Mayweather face a star of the UFC.
Mayweather is working Dana White who has always flirted with the idea of testing the waters of boxing.
White intends to start his own boxing promotion, Zuffa Boxing where he promises to have one belt and one champion for each division. He believes this will eliminate the politics of boxing that many fans find frustrating.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather courted controversy in his career, capturing media headlines whilst schooling many of the world’s best boxers.
His original run ended with a unanimous win over Andre Berto in 2015 with the WBC and WBA welterweight world titles on the line.
However, he left retirement in 2017 for a glamarous but criticised boxing match with the face of the UFC Conor McGregor.
Mayweather was clearly lured by the massive payday and the chance to top Rocky Marciano’s record of the most uninterrupted wins in the sport’s history.
After moving to 50-0, conquering the record with a TKO over McGregor, he returned to semi-retirement.
I say semi-retirement because he boxed kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout in 2018, easily running over the smaller man.
The five weight world champion may be destined to return every time he feels like making quick cash.