Floyd Mayweather says no to boxing comeback despite nine-figure offer

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Floyd Mayweather is adamant that he is out of boxing “completely” and has no plans of returning to the sport despite a reported “nine-figure” offer.

BBC reports the latest update on Mayweather, who retired from the sport September last year after his victory over unheralded Andre Berto.

“As of right now, I am out completely,” the 38-year-old American said in the interview. “If I do get the itch to come back, it really won’t be for the money but I have to get paid. That’s why the nickname is Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”

Mayweather went on to state in the same interview that he has not talked with Michael Koncz, who is Manny Pacquiao’s adviser and Bob Arum, who is the chief of Top Rank Promotions and discuss a possible rematch with Pacquiao.

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao via a 12-round unanimous decision victory in May last year in the fight dubbed as the “Fight of the Century”. Pacquiao will face Timothy Bradley in April later this year in the bout reportedly the Filipino’s final fight in his career.

Mayweather finished his career undefeated in 49 bouts with 26 knockouts and is considered one of the greatest fighters of all the time in the sport. The outspoken American established his own greatness by saying he is “the best ever.”

“I really wouldn’t want to say the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. You know, I am no longer active. I would like to say the best ever. It’s not being cocky or arrogant, it’s just the proof is in the pudding. I think I have earned the right to call myself TBE. And I have lived up to the name TBE by going out there, day in, day out, when I was active and winning,” Mayweather added.

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