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article imageFloyd Mayweather in talks over potential comeback

By Lucky Malicay     May 2, 2016 in Sports
Undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather has opened the possibility of making a comeback, eight months after retiring from the sport.
Nicknamed the “Money,” Mayweather said he has been offered a large amount to return to the ring and that he has been in talks with CBS and Showtime.
“Everyone is asking me, ‘Is Floyd Mayweather coming back?,’ he said during an interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray in Washington, D.C., where one of the boxers he promoted was fighting on Saturday.
“Right now, I’m happy being on (the promotional) side, but I’ve been talking with CBS and Showtime, and you just never know," Mayweather said. "But right now, I’m just happy on this side.”
Now an active promoter, Mayweather said “crazy numbers have been thrown my way, upwards of, of course, nine figures. I'm truly blessed, way beyond belief. I don't know what we're going to do, but right now, I'm happy being on this side helping fighters."
Mayweather, who defeated Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in the history of boxing, refused to reveal any opponent if ever he decides to come out of retirement, but ruled out the possibility of fighting rising star Gennady Golovkin.
He said Golovkin should face light heavyweight contender Andre Ward, who is scheduled to slug it out with champion Sergey Kovalev later this year.
“GGG, I think that it’s best that he goes up and fights Andre Ward. I think that’d be a good fight for GGG. Andre Ward, that’s a good matchup. How can Floyd Mayweather fight at 160 (pounds) when I could never even make 154?,” he said.
Kazakh knockout artist Golovkin, the unbeaten middleweight champion, has been challenging Mayweather, saying facing the American will be his dream fight.
“Just for Floyd, yeah – 154 (pounds). It’s hard fight for us. I know Floyd is very smart, he is businessman. He wants fight with me? OK, let’s do it,” Golovkin said prior to his title defense fight with Willie Monroe Jr. last year.
But Mayweather told Gray that he is open to the idea of facing another undefeated boxer, welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
"Danny Garcia, another name, undefeated prospect, undefeated champion in two different weight classes. Very exciting fighter. You just never know," he said.
Aside from the big payday, the former pound-for-pound king also admitted that a return to the ring will give him the opportunity to raise his record to 50-0.
Mayweather retired after defeating Andre Berto in a unanimous decision in September, tying heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record.
"There's nothing else to prove in the sport of boxing. I'm leaving the sport with all my faculties; I'm still sharp and smart," he said.
"I want to thank all the fans... for 19 years I would not be able to do it without these fans," he said.
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