Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be coming back from retirement again for possible 2020 matches. The last time Mayweather Jr. returned from retirement was on August 26, 2017 to fight former MMM champion Conor McGregor. For the records, this will be the fourth (4th) time the boxer will be coming out of retirement. And lots of the sport (boxing) loving fans all over the globe have been anticipating and keen on seeing him on the center stage this year 2020.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a 1996 Olympic bronze medalist and has a lot of laurels to his name.The 42 years old American professional boxer made his debut in boxing on October 11, 1996 against Roberto Apodaca, which he won through TKO. He however, went ahead to win the WBC super featherweight champion in October 3, 1998. Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his career, has held a lot of titles in five (5) weight classes. And also won the lineal championship in four weight classes. The boxer has also won all his fight as a professional and remain unbeaten with a record of 50 wins and 0 lose with 27 KOs.
Floyd Mayweather out of Retirement Last Fight
The last time Floyd Mayweather Jr. came out of retirement for a fight was in 2017, when he faced the UFC superstar Conor McGregor in an intriguing fight tagged “The money fight”. A fight that raised lots of concerns due to its connotations, as regards to rules and regulations attached to it. Though it was an unofficial match and but was held in a boxing ring (Mayweather`s comfort zone). Majority of the sport lovers believed that if the table was turned and the fight held in an UFC ring and with UFC`s rules and regulations, the reversed would have to be the outcome.
In the course of the fight, the UFC star gave it his best and exhibited some level of perseverance and stamina. Considering the not too familiar environment, rules and regulations attached to the fight. However, Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated the UFC star Conor McGregor in the tenth (10th) round of the bout through a technical knockout. But, Conor McGregor fans believed he boxed well enough and the are championing the course for a rematch with Mayweather or Pacquiao.
Mayweather Retirement Suspender (The Money Fight)
Subject to my own perception, i believe that the amount of money involved in the fight was mouthwatering enough to suspend Mayweather`s retirement. The fight according to Showtime brought in good revenue, as it was ordered through 4.3 million domestic pay per views. Showtime in a specific term noted that the fight brought in over $600 million. However, the only fight that has brought in more than the revenue generated from the fight was in 2015. In the much-anticipated blockbuster fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao.
Nonetheless, UFC president Dana White said that for the match to hold, he had to engage and settle in a handshake agreement with Floyd Mayweather Jr. For him to put back-on his boxing gloves and make a return to the boxing ring. And I ask, what could this ‘handshake agreement` be, if not a tempting deal? Hence, leading to the 2017 fight between Mayweather and the UFC star Conor McGregor.
Both parties especially Floyd Mayweather Jr. made a lot of good cash from the fight. He (Mayweather) however bagged around $276 million, while the UFC star grabbed an amount certainly above $80 million. “The money Fight” indeed. There is no doubt that the above-mentioned money will to a great extend influence Mayweather to suspend his retirement.
As it Stands
Following all the visible exhibitions towards the end of last year both in social media platform as in below and other platforms, it`s no doubt that a 2020 fight is certain for Mayweather.
As it stands, it`s also confirmed that the welterweight division boxing superstar will be on the limelight this year. With his nickname `Money`, and surely with a mouthwatering deal, we will definitely see the `Big Man` in action this year 2020. It`s also believed that he will be involved in up to two (2) fights this year and hopefully, going into “retirement” again after that. I really can`t with to see him in action this year.
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