Floyd Mayweather Jr., who hasn’t fought since December 2007 and retired as the undefeated pound-for-pound king in June, is planning to fight again — possibly as soon as July 11 — two sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.
“He is coming back. I’ve been around him. He’s ready to dance again very soon,” said one source, who recently spent time with Mayweather and has known him for years. “He’s itching to go. The way he sounded, he is willing to take on whoever they throw in his face. He would do the [Manny] Pacquiao-[Ricky] Hatton winner, Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez. The only one he doesn’t have an interest in is [a rematch with] Oscar De La Hoya. But in Floyd’s mind, he knows there is one Godzilla, and that’s a fight with Pacquiao.”
Mayweather has been sparring and working out regularly in his Las Vegas gym and is in great shape, according to one of the sources.
Before Mayweather fights one of the big names, both sources said Mayweather’s team has talked to HBO about the availability of July 11, the network’s date for that month’s edition of “World Championship Boxing.” Dan Rafael is the boxing writer for ESPN.com
Another athlete who comes out of retirement. How many times have we seen this happen? The dude has a ton of money so he must love the sport. Lets see what he has left in the ring. -TO