Mayweather considering coming out of retirement
By Allan Fox: For Floyd Mayweather Jr. fans, they could see him back inside the ring soon for one more fight. Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza believes there’s a possibility for the 40-year-old Mayweather to return to the ring.
There’s talk that Mayweather is telling his friends that he’ll be coming out of retirement for another fight. It’s still too early to know whether that’ll be for a rematch against Conor McGregor, who Mayweather recently beat this year on August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. One thing that limits the opponent selection for Mayweather is his requirement that he receive 9 figures for his fights.
With Mayweather only being interested in making $100 million minimum for his fights, it eliminates everyone from the boxing world, and everyone in the UFC other than McGregor. That’s the reality of the situation. Boxing doesn’t have the kind of star right now for Mayweather to comeback and make $100 million fighting. The UFC is in the same boat. Once you eliminate McGregor as an option, the UFC has no one else that is popular enough for Mayweather to fight and make $100 million. Further, the novelty has now worn off between a fight between Mayweather and McGregor.
If Mayweather tries to sell a second fight to the same boxing and MMA fans, he’s likely to learn a hard lesson that you can’t fool the public twice by selling the same fight. Mayweather already proved that he’s better than McGregor. The fight was one-sided after the 4th, and it lacked drama of any kind. Mayweather looked lazy, old and slow in plodding forward and hitting an exhausted McGregor at will until the referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight in round 10.
Espinoza told TMZ.com that he is “not ruling it out at some point down the line.”
For Mayweather sake and for the sake of boxing, hopefully he chooses a boxer if he does come out of retirement for one last fight. It would look like too much of a money grab if Mayweather comes back to fight McGregor a second time in a rematch that is unnecessary. A second fight between Mayweather and McGregor is about as necessary as the third fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. Who can forget that one?
Mayweather is not interested in fighting Amir Khan. Mayweather thinks that Khan should stick with reality television.
“For the last five years all I have been hearing is Amir Khan running his mouth off that he deserves a shot against me,” Mayweather said to The Sunday Star. He needs to get real and stick with TV.”
It’s unlikely that Mayweather would want to take a risky fight against Saul Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin. Those guys hit too hard, and Mayweather looks so old, slow and weak right now. It would be a bad idea for Mayweather to fight one of those guys. Those are the only fighters in boxing that the fans would pay to see Mayweather fight. There’s nobody in the welterweight or junior middleweight divisions that have the star appeal of Canelo and GGG.
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