Floyd Mayweather announces he will come out of retirement in 2020

Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing’s self-proclaimed “The Best Ever,” announced via Instagram that he will be coming out of retirement in 2020. To do what and to whom exactly is yet to be determined.

Mayweather, 42, last appeared in a boxing match when he took on MMA champ Conor McGregor, who he disposed of by technical knockout in the 10th round. The pride of Grand Rapids, Michigan, eclipsed the once-hailed record of Rocky Marciano with the victory as he improved his record to 50-0.

In the Instagram post, which has since spread throughout social media, Mayweather sported boxing shorts while adorning customary boxing tape on his hands, which all but suggests a return to the ring. The caption read, “coming out of retirement in 2020.”

 

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Coming out of retirement in 2020

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Money May also took a snap at the Boston Celtics game earlier that night alongside UFC President Dana White. The caption in that photo provided another tease, suggesting a potential partnership.

 

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@danawhite and I working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020. #boxing #UFC #mma #mayweatherpromotions

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Potential suitors for an MMA fight include UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated McGregor at UFC 229.

Nurmagomedov called Mayweather out last year, so it remains to be seen if that match will be made. Talks of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao are also reportedly on the table, per USA Today.

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