Floyd Mayweather refuses to stay retired.
The 42-year old boxing legend announced on his official Instagram account that he will be ‘coming out of retirement in 2020’.
He didn’t offer a lot of details other than saying he is in talks with UFC president Dana White to “bring the world another spectacular event in 2020”. It remains unknown whether his next fight will be another boxing bout, or if he will finally dabble in the world of MMA.
The Former five-weight boxing world champion became the first undefeated boxer in boxing history to reach 50 wins after he won via TKO in a highly publicized boxing match against UFC star Conor McGregor in August 2017.
His last fight was a three-round exhibition boxing match against undefeated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on New Years Eve in 2018. He won with ease in the first round via TKO (punches) and took home a reported $9 million. The fight did not count towards his record.
Once he officially agrees to a fight in 2020, it will mark the third time he has come out of retirement in his career.
Francis Ngannou expects next fight to be vs boxing champion Tyson Fury
It looks like the UFC’s heavyweight champion might be crossing over to boxing in the near future.
Francis Ngannou says that he is more likely than not going to fight WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury in a crossover type match.
“We both want this fight, that’s clear, and we respect each other,” said Ngannou on “The MMA Hour” podcast.
“I would say there’s a 70% chance my next opponent is Tyson Fury. On his side, I would say 90% against me”
The rules of the fight are still being hashed out and finalized. If all goes well, the fight will take place sometime in 2023.
“Probably next year it will happen. I think it’s going to happen, it’s just a matter of our promotions, but we will sort this out at some point.” added Ngaannou.
The 35-year old Cameroon native most recently defended his heavyweight title against Ciryl Gane via unanimous decision at UFC 270 in January.
Fury (32-0-1) recently defeated Dillian Whyte via sixth round TKO on Saturday in London, England to retain his heavyweight titles.
Former NBA star Deron Williams to fight former NFL star Frank Gore in Jake Paul/Tommy Fury undercard on December 18
A big fight between two former professional athletes will highlight the undercard of the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury bout at the end of the year.
According to reports, 13-year NBA veteran Deron Williams will square off against 16-year NFL vet Frank Gore as the main part of the undercard between YouTube star Jake Paul and Tyson Fury’s brother Tommy Fury at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 18th.
The undercard fight will include four, three-minute rounds and will be at 215 pounds.
Fighters/athletes react to Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul fight
As expected, the exhibition bout between legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather and YouTube star Logan Paul on Sunday evening was a bit of a dud. The only surprises of the night were that Paul managed to get a solid punch or two in on Mayweather, and that he overcame exhaustion to finish all eight rounds of the fight.
Well, the fight caught the eye of many MMA fighters, professional boxers and other athletes. And here is what they had to say about it: