Nothing pleases Floyd Mayweather more than making money - and the 40-year-old knows he needs to step foot inside the ring again in order to boost his already insanely large bank balance.
Mayweather hung up his gloves in September 2015, with an impeccable 49-0 record, following his victory over Andre Berto at the MGM Grand.
Five months earlier, he’d secured the biggest victory of his career in the most lucrative fight in history against Manny Pacquiao.
But rumours have been rife over the past year-and-a-half that Mayweather would return to boxing - provided the money was right - for at least one more fight.
After all, 50-0 looks much better than 49-0. It rounds it off nicely.
Mayweather makes huge announcement
While many people would love to see a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch, the fight that would earn the American the most amount of money would be against UFC star Conor McGregor.
Mayweather has been constantly asked about the McGregor rumours over recent months and, for the most part, he’s kept his cards closely to his chest over the matter.
But the pound-for-pound king made a huge announcement over his future on Friday night while speaking to a crowd of boxing fans in Liverpool for another leg of his ‘Undefeated’ tour around the UK.
“For Conor McGregor I am coming out of retirement,” Mayweather announced. “I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money and about the UFC.
“He's the B side, I'm the A side.
“I'm tired of you always crying about the money, you talking about you want to fight, you're blowing smoke up everybody's ass,
“If you want the fight, sign the contract."
Video: Mayweather makes his announcement
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Mayweather calls out McGregor for his trash-talk
So, there you have it. From the man himself, the fight *is* on - provided McGregor backs up his trash-talk by signing the contract.
Mayweather, in an earlier interview, had also said of McGregor: “So just letting the world know that he’s full of s**t and he don’t really want to fight. ‘Oh, I want to fight, I want to fight, I want to fight. Mayweather’s scared of me.’ Listen, I’m my own boss, so let’s make the fight happen. You talking all that s**t, you acting like you want to fight, I don’t think you really want to fight. Sign the contract, let’s make it happen.”
He added: “With or without Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather is still going to get seven figures every month for the rest of his life and still live a lavish life.”
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