Floyd Mayweather has insisted he is retired from boxing and would only consider competing in ‘entertainment’ fights.
Speculation about the 43-year-old coming out of retirement to fight Adrien Broner has been mounting in recent weeks, but Mayweather has shot dead those rumours.
Mayweather has been posting workout videos, but explained he was not considering a comeback.
‘No, those are just rumours,’ Mayweather told Fight Hype about fighting Broner.
‘I’m retired. I’m through with boxing. It don’t hurt to stay in shape.
‘Your body’s your temple. Just in the gym keeping sharp.
‘Not for boxing, just for myself. Training fighters and enjoying myself during this pandemic.’
Mayweather made a brief return to fighting in 2017 when he beat UFC star Conor McGregor and was involved in an exhibition match against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa the following year.
The multiple weight world champion reiterated he would not be fighting any boxers and intends to become a coach, but opened the door to low-risk ‘entertainment’ fights.
‘I say this, You guys sell out little arenas and do some little baby numbers. Not bad,’ he said.
‘But, I’m older and a lot wiser. Meaning, I don’t want to end up like my uncle and end up like a lot of fighters when you don’t know when to hang it up.
‘When you’re fighting for everybody else instead of fighting for yourself. Even with Conor McGregor, it was smart of my behalf and smart on his behalf.
‘Because if he can’t beat Mayweather, let him try and share the ring with him so he can make more money than any MMA or any other fighter. Even if we did again, it’s entertainment and it’s business.
‘Once again I’ll tell you, I’m not boxing no boxers, at all. None. I’m retired and I love my life. I enjoy being retired.’
‘If I see an opportunity where I can entertain and have a little fun and make $600m, why not?,’ he added.
‘If I was to come back and fight a fighter, why fight a fighter who can only sell out little seats? I like to face guys that once again have countries behind them.
‘If I am going to do something, it’s got to be worth it. There’s no number worth me getting back in the ring and fighting these young fighters and get wear and tear on my body.
‘Am I fighting these young fighters? No. I’m retired.
‘I’m retired from the sport of boxing. I’m training, having fun and enjoying life. I don’t want for nothing.’
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