Floyd Mayweather talks retirement, MMA fight, Conor McGregor arrest and Lomachenko v Davis
On Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast from Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather spoke with ringside reporter Jim Gray and discussed his intent to fight in the Octagon, Conor McGregor’s recent incident and more.
Mayweather confirmed he will not end his retirement to box again, but did say an MMA fight is possible in the future.
Here’s what Mayweather had to say:
“Retirement has been great but as you know and everyone knows, I go in retirement and I come back. It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon.
“I spoke with my team, I spoke with Al Haymon. Al Haymon says no. I spoke with SHOWTIME, I spoke with CBS. If I do come back, SHOWTIME and CBS has to be involved.
On McGregor’s incident at Barclays Center in New York:
“I feel that when you have reached such high status you have to carry yourself in a classy way. Outside the ring you have to carry yourself as a gentleman.”
On what weight he’d fight:
“When I do go to the Octagon I look forward to going to 145 (pounds).”
Do you want to do it (come back)?
“Absolutely. If the money is right.”
On the money:
“You got to talk to SHOWTIME, CBS. The money is going to be crazy. I can do whatever I want to do. I’m Floyd Mayweather.”
On if he would box again:
“I would not box again.”
On Mayweather Promotions fighter Gervonta Davis, who fights April 21 on SHOWTIME:
“I already spoke to Top Rank. If Gervonta Davis wins on April 21 he’s going to fight (Vasyl) Lomachenko. We’re going to make that fight.”