Floyd Mayweather has declared his intention to unretire later this year in order to compete in three box office matches. The matches may bring in at least $199million for him.
Floyd Mayweather retired in 2017. The 45-year-old said that his goal was to become a trainer like his uncle Roger.
Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor in 2017 to extend his undefeated streak to 50 bouts. Since then, Mayweather has not entered the ring for a professional bout.
The 45-year-old has competed in exhibition matches after that. However, he has since said that he would want to box again professionally. To come out of retirement, the American boxer has said he would accept no less than $199 million.
In an interview with FightHype, Mayweather stated:
“I got three more exhibitions this year, could be one fight and two exhibitions. But guess what, you better know it’s at least and this is the lowest I’m talking about $200million.”
Throughout his career, Mayweather competed in 50 matches, winning each one. With 15 major world championships under his belt, Mayweather is recognized as one of the best boxers of all time.
But after retiring for a year, he went back into the ring and won the opening round against featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. After that, he had an exhibition match against YouTube personality Logan Paul in June.
Since then, Mayweather has made it known that he has three more bouts scheduled. One of them may be vs MMA champion Mikuru Asakura.
Mayweather and McGregor are reportedly talking about a future rematch, according to the same source.
A rematch between the two is unsure as to whether it would be another exhibition battle or whether Mayweather will make it one more professional fight. In their first encounter, Mayweather allegedly took home a hefty payday of almost $280 million. On the other hand, McGregor received $130 million.