After almost three years of inactivity, Floyd Mayweather wants to get back inside the boxing ring in 2021. The 43-year-old has recently teased his return and has shared some interesting details about it.
If not for the COVID-19 tussles, Mayweather could have returned in 2020. He wanted to unveil a cross-promotion event with the UFC and hinted at potential fights against Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor. However, those plans were called off with time. The undefeated boxer now wants to return to Japan and bring another blockbuster event for his fans.
He is still in good physical shape and can present a lot of complexities to his opponent. Many fans may not know that Mayweather fought Tensin Nasukawa, after finishing Conor McGregor in 2017. It was a one-sided encounter as Mayweather took only 139 seconds to beat his Japanese adversary.
Despite having chances to stage his return anywhere in the world, Floyd Mayweather has opted to fight in Japan once again. Not only that, but he has also teased about some big news ahead.
The undefeated world champion recently posted a video, revealing the big news regarding his comeback. Mayweather’s return will coincide with the Olympic games being held in the same country. Given the attention on the quadrennial extravaganza, there is sure to be a lot of attention on the events leading up to the games.
Talking about his return, Mayweather said, “Tokyo, Japan. I am coming back in 2021. I know the Olympics is in Japan in 2021 but me, myself, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and my team will be doing some big in Tokyo Dome. Trust line, I wanna say thank you for treating me good and treating my team good. Japan, I am on my way.”
He hasn’t announced his opponent yet. However, he won’t be out of one after proclaiming his return officially. A fight against Mayweather can earn anyone a small fortune. Thus none would turn Mayweather down should he come calling.
At the same time, it’s also big for a fighter’s resume to encounter the best inside the ring. McGregor and Nasukawa have tasted the glory, and it’s time for others to test the same. Who do you think Floyd will fight on his return?