How Will Mayweather Un-Retire?

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He told us he was and is TBE and said no mas, he was hanging up the gloves. But while we can debate TBE, nobody believes Floyd Mayweather will stay on the sidelines.

Lord above, his skills are still majestic and he could sign another ludicrously generous contract, so why should he walk away?

He's been sort of vague about it, saying you got to know when to fold em, that he's looking down the barrel of 40…He said right after beating Pacman that he doesn't love, or sometimes even like doing this…and while most humans must keep working to feed the beast, the mortgage, the rent, the hungry little 'uns, he has enough “eff you” money to just walk away, Renee…So that's why he can walk away…And but of course, it's up to him to decide that, his POV, his conscience…

But c'mon now…nobody thinks he's not posturing.

He will go for that bullseye 50-0 mark, probably against Manny Pacquiao. Right? Don't you agree? Or not….Anyone think he will keep to his word, and not step into a ring as an active boxer another time?

If he changes his mind, how will he do that…what will be the impetus, or alleged impetus, to lure him back?

Talk to us, readers..look into your ball of crystal…and predict exactly how Floyd will reverse his course, and announce his comeback, to gun for a 50-0 mark

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-stormcentre :

Whoa Woodsy . . lately you're sure getting some easy mileage out of Floyd, the current sentiment for him, and also this "last" fight. If he makes a comeback won't he just say something like he's back due to "demand" and "Money", and of course for boxing? Still, such a thread will be well received by cynics. Great stuff. :) :)


-amayseng :

I think he is done. Can't blame him, he has enough money for another 15 lives. He will be 39 here in a bit and the wears and tears have added up. The body just does not respond and recover like it used to at near 40. Floyd has enough to keep him busy and that will be that. Sure he has unimpressed me as of late as I expect more out of someone of his caliber, but good for him for going out with all his faculties.


-michigan400 :

Just let the man retire. Hes tried so hard to be the money making villain of boxing snd he's succeeded. The problem is everyone knows it now and isn't interested enough to pay anymore. The "money" product has over saturated the market and is no longer profitable. Its not enough to simply out point these no hope guys in a predictable, boring way anymore. Especially when your supposed to be the best fighter on the planet. Even the promotions are cookie cutter and done with a formula that is obvious and condescending to the audience who knows better. Once the audience knows how the magician does his tricks, the magic is gone! See ya Floyd! Don't go broke all at once man cuz the money train is derailed!


-amayseng :

Just let the man retire. Hes tried so hard to be the money making villain of boxing snd he's succeeded. The problem is everyone knows it now and isn't interested enough to pay anymore. The "money" product has over saturated the market and is no longer profitable. Its not enough to simply out point these no hope guys in a predictable, boring way anymore. Especially when your supposed to be the best fighter on the planet. Even the promotions are cookie cutter and done with a formula that is obvious and condescending to the audience who knows better. Once the audience knows how the magician does his tricks, the magic is gone! See ya Floyd! Don't go broke all at once man cuz the money train is derailed!
Well put.


-SouthPawFlo :

I think he's done, there are not really many other fights for him out there That's gonna get him the money he's gonna want, he's done everything he's set out to do in the sport, and Roger is in Bad Shape and the fear of ending up like him plays a part In his mind and it affects his training as well... Enjoy life on the other side as a promoter (and future trainer) and hang them up is what I say...


-george0383 :

Those of you who think Mayweather will stay retired are kidding themselves. His ego will not allow him to stay tied with Marciano and not break the record. He will find another middle of the road fighter to face so he can accomplish this. Everything in his career the last few years has been a calculated process to gain the most money with the least risk possible. That's why he stalled to fight Pac Man, to have a greater chance against an older and more diminished Manny. You will see that he will claim that the people want to see him fight one more time to break the record. The MGM Grand, the sanctioning bodies involved and Showtime will promote this because you know it means more$$$ for everyone involved. Mayweather will wait until they strip his belts, then he can choose to fight whomever he wants, not a mandatory challenger. This is all a chess match and in that regard, yes, Mayweather is a Master!


-Radam G :

I think he's done, there are not really many other fights for him out there That's gonna get him the money he's gonna want, he's done everything he's set out to do in the sport, and Roger is in Bad Shape and the fear of ending up like him plays a part In his mind and it affects his training as well... Enjoy life on the other side as a promoter (and future trainer) and hang them up is what I say...
Not for a minute do I think Lil Floyd is retiring. He is just dry fishing for his next scrap. On a different subject. Most people have forgotten when Big Floyd was the ill Mayweather. He used to cough and was short breathed like a bytch. He changed his diet. Now look at him. At another point even Uncle Jazzy Jeff was so sickly that he was under doctors' care. He changed his diet. Now look at him. Uncle Roger can do what his brothers done. And he will be just fine. Ev'ybodee and dey momma oughta quit da pity party for Uncle Roger and give him tough-arse love. Not milk chocolate M&Ms and Mountain Dews sodas. Holla!


-stormcentre :

Yes, of course. Floyd Sr. is cured. Because you tell us so. But, as you tell us how most (other) people have forgotten, you may have forgotten that you also forget too. Forget to back up some of your claims. For instance; the magic vitamins, minerals, and foods that cure (Uncle Roger's cervical) arthritis and poor brain feeding, are? Surely you haven't forgot to tell us? :) Hey, how do you think this would go . . .
->https://philosophermouseofthehedge.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/clown-statue-in-nederlands-bicciecommons-wikimedia-org.jpg Over here . . .
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?22516-Fight-To-Get-Joe-Frazier-Statue-Made-a-15-Rounder-In-Its-Own-Way&p=87738&viewfull=1#post87738 Is the moon real. Can I visit the Sun in winter? :) :)


-King Beef :

I think he's done, there are not really many other fights for him out there That's gonna get him the money he's gonna want, he's done everything he's set out to do in the sport, and Roger is in Bad Shape and the fear of ending up like him plays a part In his mind and it affects his training as well... Enjoy life on the other side as a promoter (and future trainer) and hang them up is what I say...
I think your right SPF, I think he is done. I thought he had a foot out the door when he fought Maidana the 1st time, on top of what Chino was doing, Mayweather didn't look like he had much interest in being there. It always seems like when guys start talking about hanging em up, they are already mentally done. Granted you can never rule anything out when the big $$$$ start flying around, there is no one that will fit into that risk vs reward formula that will make sense for him, and like Pops Mayweather said , if he does comeback he better decide within 6 months or he will get hurt. (due to age). One thing should come out of his retirement....some of these young guns are gonna have to step up; seems to me a lot of them were avoiding each other in hopes of getting that "Mayweather lottery ticket"! Maybe we finally see Thurman/Porter/Khan/ or any mix to take the 147 top dog spot.


-ArneK. :

george0383 and radam are spot on. If anyone thinks that Floyd will never fight again, bet the house that he's wrong. Here in Vegas, the MGM Corp. is building another arena -- a 20,000-seat arena behind the New York New York hotel that will anchor a so-called outdoor festival marketplace. The construction will be finished sometime next year. A long list of new arenas, not only in the U.S. but overseas, were christened with a big prizefight. That's what will happen here. The very first event will be Floyd vs. TBA. You heard it here first. The fight has a natural hook. Mayweather will be chasing the ghost of Marciano. This will be the hub of the advertising campaign. If the opening were around the corner, the opponent would be Pacquiao. His people would argue that the first encounter resulted in an unfair outcome because Pac-Man was less than 100 percent. Forget the fact that the fight was a dud. It's marketable. Shucks, Leonard-Duran III was actually made more marketable because of "No Mas." Of course, intervening developments may take Pacquiao out of the picture. If that happens, Floyd will likely be compelled to fight someone with a reasonable of chance of beating him. The MGM honchos don't want their arena to be christened by an event that gets a lot of negative pub.


-brownsugar :

Anyone could be correct on whether or not Floyd is done. Personally I am taking him at his word and closing the book on a Floyd's career. Whatever he chooses to do with what may be remaining on the odometer of his athletic lifespan is strickly his concern. I won't look for it or anticipate it. Any further dabbling Floyd endeavors to accomplish in the incredibly unpredictable and chaotic dangers he could potentially encounters in the squared circle will be his and his alone to mitigate. Floyd doesn't even possess 40% of the ability he began his career with, and he entered the pro ranks as the most complete boxer I have ever seen. Fully acclimated to every situation that can possibly occur in the ring. Yet he's been able to modify his remaining skills to overcome the opposition in sterling fashion. If he comes back he will lose a huge degree of his aura of invincibility and become just like the other declining fighters who couldnt stay away until they received a proper beat down. I just don't see Floyd doing that, unless he were to return within 6 months while he still had vestiges left of his current ability and for a huge pricetag. Until I see it, out of sight, out of mind.


-Radam G :

Anyone could be correct on whether or not Floyd is done. Personally I am taking him at his word and closing the book on a Floyd's career. Whatever he chooses to do with what may be remaining on the odometer of his athletic lifespan is strickly his concern. I won't look for it or anticipate it. Any further dabbling Floyd endeavors to accomplish in the incredibly unpredictable and chaotic dangers he could potentially encounters in the squared circle will be his and his alone to mitigate. Floyd doesn't even possess 40% of the ability he began his career with, and he entered the pro ranks as the most complete boxer I have ever seen. Fully acclimated to every situation that can possibly occur in the ring. Yet he's been able to modify his remaining skills to overcome the opposition in sterling fashion. If he comes back he will lose a huge degree of his aura of invincibility and become just like the other declining fighters who couldnt stay away until they received a proper beat down. I just don't see Floyd doing that, unless he were to return within 6 months while he still had vestiges left of his current ability and for a huge pricetag. Until I see it, out of sight, out of mind.
Hehehe! "...his aura of invincibility...?" That is definitely "out of mind." He ain't retiring. And he will scrap again and again. You pay, he will play. I'm retiring," he will say. But it is something that he will not stay. Dude has already given himself an out by saying, "That is how I feel today...on a certain day. I feeling a certain way...." Da jive cash cow will be back mooing for dat moolah. Holla!


-Absy71 :

Yep , Floyd jr is the Man, why not go out on top, He did it His Way, if he unretires like so many before him, so be it, we will look at it as another all time GREAT, chasing Yesteryear, All the best Floyd.


-Absy71 :

To sum of us, ( ain't that a movie lol), he was boring but isn't BOXING, hit n not be hit, HE IS AN ALL TIME GREAT, nuff said


-Absy71 :

OMG, pics are a thousand words, lol, here is one if the greatest to lace em up, bowing down to his Diety, misspelled, it's a good thing, you r your own GOD


-Absy71 :

Yep MONEY TALKS BULLSPIT WALK, n I have a MAGPIE JUST WALKED PAST ME, lol, n puffing out his chest