Following his victory over Conor McGregor in what was widely considered to be one of the most financially rewarding boxing contests of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his retirement from the professional boxing circuit in 2017. Although he is no longer active in the sport as a boxer, “Money” is still very much involved in the sport in several capacities, including as a promoter and even as a competitor.
This is due to the fact that Mayweather still competes under exhibition rules and, despite being 46 years old, has showed no signs of turning down comparatively cheap paydays by facing non-boxers in exhibition bouts. In addition, Mayweather still fights under exhibition rules since he faces non-boxers in demonstration bouts. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has competed in seven different exhibition bouts since he announced his retirement from professional boxing.
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Now, there is talk going around that he may be making a comeback to the squared circle as soon as the month of December. Michael Benson provided a brief coverage of a report regarding Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next rumored battle, which was expected to be an exhibition on December 9 in Las Vegas. The report was covered on X/Twitter by Michael Benson.
In addition to this, it is being rumored that it will be a part of a Showtime pay-per-view event and that it will feature world-renowned boxers Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman. Claressa Shields has issued a challenge to Keith Thurman for an intergender boxing match. The announcement of yet another Mayweather exhibition prompted supporters to voice their opinions on X and Twitter.
One supporter suggested that Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s weird and unpredictable exhibition fights were similar to those of Nicolas Cage, an actor who is well-known for his odd behavior:
“At this point, he’s on par with Nicolas Cage when it comes to boxing.”
While this was going on, another fan stated that they had no desire to watch any more of Mayweather’s fights:
“I’ll be keeping an eye on Haney and Progarious,” you said.
One fan asserted that the speculated fight is proof that Showtime will follow through with their intention to exit the boxing business:
“Haymon is really giving it his all in an effort to persuade Showtime to stay lol.”
One more supporter, on the other hand, questioned why people still pay money to watch Mayweather box:
“Man, I have no idea how people can continue to pay to watch Floyd.”
You can view a montage of the responses from fans down below:
Who has Floyd Mayweather Jr. faced since retiring?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has boxed in seven exhibition matches after he retired from the professional boxing circuit. However, he has not competed against another boxer in any of them because he has been quite clear about his lack of interest in engaging in such a battle after he has retired from the sport.
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Instead, “Money” has zeroed in on kickboxers, mixed martial artists, and even social media celebrities, boxing the likes of Tenshin Nasukawa (before the latter began his career as a professional boxer), Logan Paul, Don Moore, Mikuru Asakura, Deji Olatunji, Aaron Chalmers, and most recently John Gotti III.
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