Floyd Mayweather considers return to ring, not interested in Golovkin fight
Retired champion Floyd Mayweather indicated he was open to returning from retirement after talking with CBS and Showtime about the potential payday another fight could bring.
Mayweather defeated Andre Berto last September in what he said at the time would be his final fight, and he had insisted he would remain retired in all interviews, until Saturday when he spoke to Showtime during a match featuring Mayweather Promotions fighter Badou Jack, ESPN reports.
“As of right now, some crazy numbers have been thrown my way–upwards, of course, of nine figures," he told Showtime. "But I'm truly blessed beyond belief, and I really don't know what we're going to do. But right now, I'm really happy being on this side helping our fighters.”
The former welterweight champion also addressed those who like to see him take on undefeated middleweight Gennady Golovkin, with Mayweather pointing out the weight differential makes the matchup impossible.
“How can Floyd Mayweather fight at 160 when I can never even make 154?”
Mayweather reportedly made over $220 million for his much-anticipated fight against Manny Pacquiao last May.
- Brendan Maloy