Floyd Mayweather coming out of retirement in 2020

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Mayweather Announces: I'm Coming Out of Retirement in 2020!

Floyd Mayweather has announced he will make a stunning return to the ring in 2020 as he plans to come out of retirement at the age of 42.

The timing of the statement seems freakish after he told Reuters earlier this week he was done with the "very brutal sport" of boxing.

"You have got to know when to hang it up", Mayweather said. "I had a great career", he continued.

And hinting that his claimed return will be something more than a boxing one, he posted another picture with UFC boss Dana White, who helped promote the McGregor fight, saying the pair were "working together again".

Mayweather retired from the sport back in 2017, after stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a mega-bout that generated over 4 million buys on pay-per-view. The fight ended with the American boxer winning via TKO after he knocked on the 21-year old Nasukawa three times in the first round.

"I think I make more doing that than most fighters make fighting, " Floyd Mayweather explained to Reuters before his latest decision.

After beating McGregor, a UFC rematch in the octagon was suggested, although nothing concrete ever materialized. "I make great money doing exhibitions - between $10 and $30 million", Mayweather said. There are plenty of fighters Mayweather could go up against right now but it's clear that most fans want the Pacquiao rematch.

Mayweather is also the master of the bait and switch when it comes to social media.

Mayweather and White, both Las Vegas residents, have known each other for years, and they also worked together when Mayweather fought McGregor in their heavily hyped 2017 boxing match.

After his announcement, UFC president Dana White then took to Twitter to share the news hinting at a possible switch to Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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