By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Boxing retirements normally do not last very long. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the latest to put that to the test.
Through an Instagram post, he has announced that he would return in 2020. The post shows him in his boxing trunks.Embed from Getty Images
“Coming out of retirement in 2020,” he said in the post.
In a previous post on his Instagram account, he wrote that he is working with UFC President Dana White to put on “another spectacular event in 2020.” It’s not clear at this time, if it’s going to feature boxing, mixed martial arts, or both.
In 2017, White was part of the group that helped put on the blockbuster fight between Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor. That bout, which Mayweather won, was a boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 42-year-old has a 50-0 record, including 27 knockouts. His last bout was against McGregor in August 2017 when he won by technical knockout.
Before the McGregor bout, Mayweather last fought a true boxer in Sept. 2015 when he defeated Andre Berto. He won the bout via a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand’s Grand Garden Arena for the World Boxing Council World Welterweight title and the World Boxing Association Super World Welterweight title.