‘Coming Out of Retirement in 2020’: Floyd Mayweather Reveals Intention to Return to Boxing
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken to social media to claim he’s coming out retirement next year.
The boxing great posted a photo of himself in fight gear — taped hands and trunks — and a to-the-point message:
UFC President Dana White then echoed Mayweather’s tweet on Friday by reposting a previous Mayweather post where the boxing legend claimed he was working with the UFC boss to “bring the world another spectacular event in 2020”.
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Last time out, in August 2017, he finished UFC megastar Conor McGregor inside 10 rounds in an event that was highly-lucrative for both fighters in guaranteeing him $100mn and the Irishman $30mn before the first bell had even rung.
There was chatter earlier this year about Mayweather possibly returning to the ring for a rematch with welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather easily defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision in May 2015 after years of delays in making the fight. Pacquiao and Mayweather exchanged barbs on social media in July after Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman for the WBA (Super) belt and then essentially challenged Mayweather.