Floyd Mayweather has been busy with his promotions firm since he retired from boxing.
In his last two fights, he beat his biggest rival in the Fight of the Century versus Manny Pacquiao and fought Andre Berto in a farewell fight, which was more of a showcase of his impervious boxing skills; a reminder that he’s retiring at the top of his game.
In spite of his intention to find the “next Floyd Mayweather,” many boxing analysts still believe he will be back in the ring at least one more time.
According to a report by the Daily Mail Floyd himself admitted he tried to manufacture a fight against UFC’s Conor McGregor at some point, bringing the two biggest names in boxing and the MMA together, but failed to get the matchup done.
“I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor, we weren’t able to make the fight happen, so we must move on.” Floyd Mayweather said.
Does it mean he’s moving on to the next potential opponent in the list? Could it be a Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao 2?
There are rumors that Floyd may be considering a bout against Gennady Golovkin. He’s the notion that the latter is a crude fighter, and could be beaten easily.
However, Gennady Golovkin may be a little too big for him. Moving up to middleweight at this stage in his career, when he has so much to lose may not be a business decision Mayweather is likely to make.
In fact, his father and trainer Floyd Sr. believe that if they decide to fight one more time they’d have to choose their opponent closely.
“Of course it’s about picking the right fight. That would be something that I and he would have to do. We would have to check him out. The individual that we’re looking for to fight, we’d have to put a check in on him.” Floyd Mayweather Sr. said in a report from Boxing Scene.
The Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao match may have flopped, but it was a major success on the economic side. Even if a rematch does half of the money it was able to rake the first time it’s still considered a major achievement.
Floyd Mayweather has repeatedly said he has no intentions of returning to the sport. Instead, he seems content on posting pictures of himself relaxing in one of many of his properties, checking out new sports cars, and reflecting on the success of his career.
He keeps saying he’s retired, and will never fight, but he simply can’t stay away from the spotlight. And that’s saying something.
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