Floyd Mayweather, Jr. claims to be happily retired after a nearly 20-year career that saw him win 49 out of 49 fights, but there was a lot of talk this past week about Mayweather returning to the ring. On two separate editions of On The Ropes Boxing Radio, two world-renowned trainers, Floyd Mayweather, Sr. and Abel Sanchez, discussed the possibility of a Floyd Mayweather comeback.
“I can’t really say what he’s going to do because I’m not him. The thing of it is, they keep talking about Pacquiao wanting to fight, and Danny Garcia might want to fight Floyd. Pacquiao wants to do it again, for what does he want to do it? No one knows. The only thing good there is Floyd’s gonna whoop his a** where he can get enough money to go about his business and sit his a** down somewhere. That’s a real simple fight for Floyd. It’s been a long time coming and it came, and when it came, Pacquiao got it. And guess what? Pacquiao can get it again.”
“He is saying things about a comeback, he just seems to be fixated on Golovkin. I’ve seen three or four pieces in the last couple of weeks where he’s talking about beating Golovkin, it looks like he’s laying the ground work for something, whether it’s Golovkin or somebody else. Floyd’s laying the ground works for a comeback.”
“I think you lay the ground work, you say things to see how people react, you say things to see if it’s something that the public wants and he’s gauging that. We’ve always known that Floyd was a great businessman, so it’s all part of a plan for him. There’s nothing that he says or does that is not calculated.”
Golovkin is scheduled to face Dominic Wade on April 29 and a huge fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is set for the fall.
Nobody is 100 percent sure if Floyd Mayweather wants to come back and try for that fiftieth win, but it seems that two of the best trainers in the world already have some options lined up for him. The boxing world will just have to wait and see.
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