Mayweather hints at a return

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Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather said on Saturday that he could be tempted back to the ring from retirement for a “nine-figure” payday.

Eight months ago Mayweather retired from boxing with a perfect 49-0 record, and on Saturday night, he was at the draw between Badou Jack and Lucian Bute in a super middleweight world title fight as the promoter at the DC Armory in Washington.

After the fight in an interview, Mayweather told Showtime television interviewer Jim Gray that while he was happily retired he did not entirely close the door on making a return to the ring adding that he has had talks with CBS and Showtime.

“Yes, I’m happy to be where I’m at,” Mayweather said. “Everyone is asking, asking me, ‘Is Floyd Mayweather coming back?’ Right now, I’m happy on this side, but I’ve been talking with CBS and Showtime and you just never know. But for now, I’m happy on this side.

“If I came back, of course, it would have to be a nine-figure payday and probably a championship fight and a nine-figure payday,” he added.