Floyd Mayweather comeback stories are a dime a dozen these days. Even though Mayweather made it perfectly clear his 50th fight against Conor McGregor back in August would be his last, the comeback rumors start up again every time he posts a video of him working out in his gym in Las Vegas. So you probably shouldn’t put too much stock into this latest story, but there is yet another report suggesting Mayweather could be poised to make a comeback to the boxing ring in 2018.
Early Monday morning, TMZ Sports reported Mayweather has been telling those close to him that he’s thinking about taking part in a 51st fight. They also reported there has been "NO official movement" as far as an actual fight is concerned. But sources within Mayweather’s camp told TMZ Sports that Mayweather is keeping himself in shape and has, at the very least, been open to entertaining the idea of fighting again.
Mayweather himself seemed to lend some credibility to this report and all of those other reports out there like it by posting a clip of him working out just last week.
It’s also worth noting that TMZ Sports caught up with Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza recently and asked him about the possibility of Mayweather taking part in a rematch with McGregor. Espinoza said Mayweather "seems pretty happy retired." But he also said that if enough people want to see Mayweather/McGregor 2, he would be on board to help promote it.
As we already mentioned, you can and should definitely take this latest Mayweather report with a grain of salt. He has been adamant about being retired for good over the last few months, and it seems more than likely he’ll end his career 50-0. But TMZ Sports has maintained a close relationship with Mayweather and his camp in 2017, so this report could very well be his way of planting the seed about his potential comeback without committing to it just yet. Stay tuned to see if anything becomes of it.