Former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather isn’t exactly itching his knuckles to make a sensational return to the sport but has given the firmest indication he will fight for a 50th time.
Mayweather, 39, hasn’t fought since September 2015 when defeating Andre Berto with a whimper and has consistently been linked to a comeback in order to break Rocky Marciano’s long-standing retirement record.
No boxer has ever retired with a better unbeaten run than Marciano and Mayweather’s 49-0 and not many have believed ‘Money’ was serious when he initially announced his decision to fight for the last time.
In an interview with his only online interview source, Ben Thompson, Mayweather seems close to confirming what most had thought was inevitable anyway.
“My dad asked me when I was coming back. You know, is the door still open? Absolutely,” Mayweather told Fighthype.com, before opening up on recent sparring session involving Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme.
“It felt okay, I guess. I don’t miss it. I got in there to spar; it was a lesson that I was teaching all the young fighters in the gym, and I wanted to show Adrien Broner also certain defense moves that he could use. I also wanted Dulorme, to see where he was at, to check his skills out. That’s really what it was.
“I may need a little bit more time off, you know, because as of right now, I’m not missing it.”
Pushed to confirm either way by Thompson, Mayweather added: “I don’t know, man. I don’t know. Different days I feel different ways. Some days you may say, ‘I don’t feel like writing no more,’ and some days, you’re like, ‘I love this!’ But, like I always say, if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.”