Mayweather plans to come out of retirement for £168m fight

Floyd Mayweather has announced his plans to come out of retirement later this year to take part in three box-office bouts that could earn him at least £168million.

Mayweather has not stepped foot in a ring for a professional bout since he extended his unbeaten record to 50 fights by beating Conor McGregor back in 2017.

The 45-year-old has taken part in exhibition bouts since his retirement but he has now stated that he would like to return to the ring in a professional capacity.

However, the American boxer has stated that he will accept no less the £168m for coming out of retirement.

Speaking to FightHype, Mayweather said: ‘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.”

Mayweather took part in 50 fights during his career, winning all of them. As a result, he is regarded as one of the greatest boxers ever – having won 15 major world titles.

Mayweather officially hung up his gloves in 2017 after beating UFC star McGregor in his final professional bought.

The 45-year-old revealed his desire to follow in the footsteps of his uncle Roger and become a trainer.

However, he returned to the ring to defeat featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round just a year after retiring.

Mayweather then faced YouTube star Logan Paul in an exhibition bout last June, but no winner was announced.

The American boxer then conducted a jabbing masterclass as he gave opponent Don Moore a torrid eight rounds in their fight in Abu Dhabi.

Mayweather has since revealed he has three other fights in the pipeline. One of these could be against MMA star Mikuru Asakura.

FightHype have also revealed that Mayweather is discussing a potential rematch with McGregor.

Mayweather’s victory against The Notorious proved to be his last ever pro fight, taking his record to 50 wins and zero losses or draws.

It is uncertain as to whether a rematch between the pair would be another exhibition bout, or whether Mayweather would make it one more professional fight.

From their original fight, Mayweather reportedly earned a massive purse worth around $280million, with McGregor taking $130million.

The fight was McGregor’s first and only boxing fight. Additionally, he has not fought since breaking his leg last July. -MailOnline

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