KEY POINTS

  • Mayweather will only return if big money is offered
  • Mayweather reiterates he is retired
  • Mayweather focused on being a good trainer

Floyd Mayweather return speculations remain in the air but the 43-year-old reiterated he is retired. Mayweather addressed rumors of an alleged return fight against Adrien Broner, saying these were nothing more but rumors.

"No, these are just rumors," Mayweather said of a Broner fight to Fight Hype.

"I'm tired. I'm through with boxing. It don't hurt to stay in shape," he added.

Mayweather has been spotted training in the gym and is also passing on what he knows to a couple of young guys via Instagram. These were his eldest son Koraun and nephew, Chris. The undefeated boxer has another goal in mind - that of which is to become a good boxing trainer like his late uncle, Roger Mayweather. Much of this was discussed in a previous post.

However each time the retired American boxer puts on his boxing mitts, speculations of seeing Floyd Mayweather return to competitive boxing always crops up. The first name that comes to mind is Manny Pacquiao, probably the one that will return big money compared to other opponents. But the name that has cropped is Broner, ironically someone whose last fight ended in a loss to Pacquiao just last year.

As for Mayweather, his last ring appearances were not exactly considered competitive boxing matches. Among the ones he faced include UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017, a fight he won via technical knockout (TKO) in 10 rounds. Aside from that, he also took on undefeated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at Rizin 14 on Dec. 31, 2018. Mayweather won in the first round, also by TKO.

Mayweather admitted that he is now older and wiser when it comes to making decisions about his boxing career. He explains why he agreed to face McGregor, branding it as something that benefited the Irishman instead.

"If he can’t beat Mayweather, let him try and share the ring with him so he can make more money than any MMA or any other fighter. Even if we did again, it’s entertainment and it’s business," Mayweather said.

Though he emphasized on being retired, a small possibility of a Floyd Mayweather returns still looms. But for that to happen, big money needs to be on the table. It would take $600 million to lure him back to the ring, a fight which he brands as purely for entertainment.

“I’m very happy with the way my career went. I don’t have to fight no more. You’re gonna have fighters calling out Floyd Mayweather. I’m happy and I’m retired,” Mayweather said.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images
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