Floyd Mayweather has maintained that he is “officially” retired while traveling the world, but did he just reveal plans for a 50th fight?
In a recent interview, he was asked about the upcoming fight between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan, to which he said he could shut down the bout quickly… by un-retiring and fighting the undefeated Danny Garcia.
“I can easily put a halt on that fight,” Mayweather tells FightHype. “If I chose to call Mr. Garcia, Danny Garcia’s dad, if I chose to call him and say, ‘You know what, sir? You’re a hell of a trainer, your son’s a hell of a fighter, he’s an undefeated champion, I’m an undefeated champion, and I think it would be great for me and your son both to make a lot of money. And like I said before, you’re very outspoken, my dad is very outspoken … it would be good for me to come back for number 50 and fight the undefeated Danny Garcia, you know, at the MGM Grand.’
“You know, since Danny Garcia is undefeated and he’s very explosive, he’s a very good fighter, and he really represents Puerto Rico the same way that Trinidad did. Even though he’s from Philadelphia, he represents the red, white, and blue for Puerto Rico. I’ll go over to the MGM Grand and say, ‘You know what? We need a venue also,’ and we’ll see. Because if I’m not mistaken, I fought Canelo, right, and then Danny Garcia fought Amir Khan, and we’re both undefeated, so who do you want to see? Do you want to see them or do you want to see us?”
Is he being for real or just hypothetically speaking. “I’m just saying. I’m just putting it out there, those are the type of things that I can do,” Mayweather concluded.