Floyd Mayweather retirement will no longer be a thing, the boxing superstar revealed himself in an Instagram post. The post read “coming out of retirement in 2020.” It came only a day after 42-year old boxer told Reuters he won’t fight again but plans to participate in exhibition matches generating revenue “between $10 and $30 million.”
The news comes after only a couple of days ago, British boxer Amir Khan said he thinks Mayweather will never box again.
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In an earlier announcement, again on Instagram, Mayweather said he was in talks with UFC president Dana White.
“Dana White and I are working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020,” the boxing legend said.
Mayweather’s last match, up to date, was in December 2018 when he won an exhibition boxing match against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Floyd defeated his opponent in just 140 seconds. He received a whopping $9 million for the exercise.
The American athlete also came out of retirement in 2017 when he clashed with UFC fighter Connor McGregor in the Irishman’s debut boxing match.
Mayweather’s team has declined to shed light on the situation, so all we can do for the moment is to speculate whether and with whom the 42-year-old boxer will fight. Chances are it’s going to be a UFC match with Connor McGregor repeatedly calling for a rematch. Other rumors suggest he might have a rematch with Canelo Alvarez or Manny Pacquiao.