Seven months after his final fight, Floyd Mayweather is hinting at a possible comeback.
Appearing as promoter for Badou Jack in DC on Saturday (April 30), Floyd spoke to SHOWTIME about what it would take, hypothetically, for him to return one more time.
“Yes, I’m happy to be where I’m at. Everyone is asking, asking me, ‘Is Floyd Mayweather coming back?’ Right now, I’m happy on this side [of the ropes], but I’ve been talking with CBS and Showtime and you just never know. But for now, I’m happy on this side,” he said. “As of right now, you know, some 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.”
— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) May 1, 2016
When pressed by Jim Gray, Mayweather said it’d take a “nine-figure” payday to convince him.
The last time Mayweather made such a payday was during his mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao last May, where he made upwards of $200 million. In his last fight, an easy win over Andre Berto in September, Floyd took home over $32 million in what was considered a PPV dud.
Is Mayweather really planning a comeback? And, if so, who will be face?