Floyd Mayweather has been consistently saying that he is not planning to return to action anytime soon. But a person very close to the former pound-for-pound king thinks otherwise.
Floyd Sr. does not believe that his son will not return soon. The elder Mayweather thinks that the unbeaten boxing superstar will not resist the itch to capture the 50th win of his illustrious career.
The younger Mayweather already has an impressive 49-0 record in his professional career. So why return? Floyd Sr. said that he strongly believes his son will try to surpass Rocky Marciano in the record books. The boxing legend also retired with a 49-0 record in 1955.
“Well, you know, I’m here to tell you that I don’t know,” Mayweather Sr. told On The Ropes Boxing Radio. “But me, myself, I do believe that he will come back and have one more fight. I mean, I’m not saying so much as just to fight, I’m talking about breaking Rocky Marciano’s record. I think he can do it.”
Mayweather, who retired after scoring a unanimous decision win over Andre Berto in 2009, recently said that he is happy with his retirement. She played down speculation about his comeback, insisting that he wants to focus on promoting fight cards in the coming years.
However, Mayweather Sr. is not the only person who believes the Grand Rapids native is not telling the truth. Veteran boxing analyst Larry Merchant recently said that Mayweather is not yet done.
Merchant also thinks that Mayweather will chase the 50th win of his career. Who will he face? The popular broadcaster said that it will likely be Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in May last year, but the outcome of the bout was questioned after the Filipino boxer revealed that he fought with an injured shoulder.
“I believe it’s a possibility,” Merchant said of the Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch via BoxingScene. “That fight was such an amazing event and just as amazing a bust in the ring, that you know that the businesspeople will try to bring it back, because if it does a third of the business, it will still be a big event.”