Floyd Mayweather Back In The Pro Ranks? Jake Paul And KSI May Have To Wait But McGregor Is Always There


Floyd Mayweather has stated on a phone call to Fight Hype this week that he is ready to return to the ring in a sanctioned, professional contest, in addition to a couple of trademark exhibition bouts that he’s been racking up since his retirement.

Of his 2022 plans, he said he had three “Could be one fight and two exhibitions but guess what, you better know it’s at least, 200 million.”

Back in May, Mayweather was extended the distance by Don Moore in an 8-round exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Not long after that lucrative Middle East venture, Mayweather signalled his intention to go back to the UAE, teasing that the opponent was already locked in.

It would later be confirmed that he would be taking on an exhibition against MMA fighter, Mikuru Asakura in Japan, this September.

Floyd Mayweather Returns

One possible opponent could be the former foe, Conor McGregor, who posted on Instagram last month, the pithy two-liner, ‘I accept’, accompanied by an image of his Summer 2017 blockbuster with Floyd Mayweather.

It remains to be seen whether the potential professional fight in Floyd’s plans could be McGregor. An exhibition would certainly seem to be a potential downgrade on the status of the rematch, given that the inaugural instalment of their rivalry helped Mayweather surpass Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 unbeaten record and gain the gloss of a half-century of victories.

As for the remaining exhibitions on the menu, you’d have to say with some confidence that it will be a YouTuber, influencer or celebrity.

Floyd Mayweather Returns

Jake Paul has revealed that Hasim Rahman Jr is trying to renegotiate his purse, but there seems to be little momentum between a galactico showdown of boxing personalities and stars between the old guard and the new wave.

While KSI also doesn’t seem an option for the immediate future while he is on the Dazn platform, despite his claims on the Logan Paul, Impaulsive podcast that he would ‘fuck up’ Mayweather.

By Harry Duffy

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