• Mayweather revives talks of interest in Newcastly United
  • Mayweather hardly seems serious of making a hefty investment
  • Mayweather holds low chances of investing in a poorly performing team

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been known to brag and play around with fans globally and his latest one should easily make headlines. The difference is that it is not about his next boxing match. Rather, it is about potentially buying an ownership stake in Newcastle United F.C.

For the benefit of those who may not know, this is not the first time that the retired American boxer has flirted with the idea. It was back in 2018 when Mayweather bared his interest in interested in a takeover bid for Newcastle of the English Premier League, the Sunday Daily Star in England reported via CBS Sports. And part of the reason is reportedly Cristiano Ronaldo, who he claims he may be able to get and finish his career in Newcastle.

Nothing really prospered at the time and now he is at it again. During a Q&A in Newcastle last weekend. Mayweather was thrown the question of the idea of purchasing an ownership stake of Newcastle United F.C. once more, TMZ Sports reported.

"In the U.S. we call it soccer, but the Newcastle football team is an unbelievable team," Floyd said ... "a hell of a team," Mayweather said. "If the people want me to buy the Newcastle team, let me know!"

From the way the conversation went, it appeared Mayweather was simply trying to liven things up and get the fans excited. But it appears that the 43-year-old boxing champion is really interested after TMZ Sports asked some of his personnel. The only hitch is that no talks have taken place.

Newcastle United is currently owned by British billionaire Mike Ashley. The team is currently at the 13th spot in the Premier League and has won only out of five games thus far. With that performance, Mayweather is unlikely to invest in a losing squad - knowing he only wants to invest in winners. But then again, he could buy a stake at a bargain price at the rate things are going right now.

There is no question that Mayweather has the money to buy a sports team if he wanted to. But with the way the talks were made, it hardly indicates that the American is dead-serious in buying the professionals soccer team. Things could change at some point but unlikely in the near future.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the end of his press conference at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on Jan. 1, 2019. Getty Images/Toshifumi Kitamura