No amount of money can make me fight again,says Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather, says he has had “crazy numbers” thrown at him to fight again.
But despite offers of “nine-figure” sums of money, Mayweather, who retired after his 49th successive victory last September, is not planning a comeback.
“As of right now, I am out completely,” said the 38-year-old multiple world champion.
“If I do get the itch to come back, it really won’t be for the money but I have to get paid. That’s why the nickname is Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
American Mayweather won world titles at five weights and retired with an unblemished record.
Currently visiting eight cities in the United Kingdom as part of a speaking tour, he spoke to BBC World Service Sport about his current activities.
Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao in the most lucrative fight in history in his penultimate bout last May and has ruled out the possibility of a rematch. That’s despite Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s business adviser, claiming contact had been made with Mayweather Promotions about the possibility of another fight.
“Everything that you guys are hearing that Michael Koncz has said and what [promoter] Bob Arum has said is totally false. Totally false. I haven’t spoken to Bob Arum, I haven’t spoken to Michael Koncz.
“And as far as people keep talking about Mayweather Promotions, I dictate and control what goes on with it. Leonard Ellerbe is the CEO but everything has to go through me and I have to put the green light on any and everything.”