Is Mayweather making another comeback?
By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. supposedly was retiring for good after his boring circus fight on August 26 against boxing novice Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather is trying to send a message to his fans with him posting a workout video on his Instagram site.
Mayweather is either saying, ‘Don’t forget about me’ or’ I’m coming back soon to face McGregor, again.’ It would be nice if Mayweather chose a better option of taking a risky fight against a top fighter in boxing like Jermell Charlo or Gennady Golovkin. Charlo would especially be a good fight for Mayweather. Charlo is the guy the fans are talking about. Saul Canelo Alvarez’s star appeal has taken a hit after gift 12 round draw against Golovkin. It would look bad for Mayweather to fight Canelo right now instead of Golovkin.
Mayweather won his 50th fight in that face of a mismatch, and was given credit for breaking Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record. On Wednesday, Mayweather, 40, posted video of him working out at his gym in Las Vegas, wearing a groin protector, as if he planned on sparring.
Mayweather said repeatedly after beating McGregor last August that he was done with boxing, and he wouldn’t come back again. Mayweather has now retired twice. If he comes back yet again, then the boxing and MMA fans can tune out what he says when he’s talking of retirement, and just see it as him taking a vacation for the sport.
For Mayweather to post a video clip of him working out in his boxing gym, it has many fans thinking that he could be coming back for a second helping against UFC star Conor McGregor. That’s the only real option available for Mayweather to make the kind of money that he insists on making. Mayweather wants to get a 9 figure payday each time he fights, and there’s nobody left in boxing that will give him that kind of payday. McGregor, 29, is Mayweather’s only option. The question is will the fans be interested in paying to see another mismatch? Perhaps Mayweather is thinking that if his previous fight with McGregor brought in 4 million buys on Showtime pay-per-view, then maybe there’s another 2 to 3 million people that would want to see a second fight. It might be pushing it. That was awful fight between Mayweather and McGregor. It wasn’t really competitive, and Mayweather looked like he was fighting in slow motion. Mayweather appeared to be taking it easy on McGregor, and boring to watch.
It would be nice if Mayweather showed some courage and took on the winner of the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin rematch. Mayweather could even fight one of the two before they face each other in a second fight, and that would please a lot of boxing fans. I don’t think that’s going to happen though. Mayweather would be risking his neck to fight Canelo or GGG right now. Mayweather did defeat Canelo 4 years ago when the Mexican fighter was 22-years-old and weight drained from the 152lb catch-weight that he foolishly agreed to. Canelo is now a hulking 180+ lb. fighter, and he would have too much weight on Mayweather. Mayweather would be in a world of hurt against Canelo now.
Mayweather making another comeback could be a potential problem for the Canelo-GGG rematch if he chooses to stage his fight directly in front of that rematch like he did in their September 16 fight. If Mayweather keeps staging his fights in front of Canelo and GGG’s fights, the two of them will never make the money that they could if they didn’t have “Money” making repeated comebacks.
McGregor got an early start in getting fans interested in a rematch with Mayweather by saying that he’s learned enough now to beat him in a second fight. Some fans believe McGregor can beat Mayweather. It’s sad how gullible fans are. I guess there are enough fans that are gluttons for punishment to make a second Mayweather-McGregor fight successful.