Floyd Mayweather may well have retired 50-0, but his coach believes that the 44-year-old isn’t done professionally just yet.
The former four-weight world champion hasn’t fought professionally since reaching 50-0 with his victory over Conor McGregor in 2017.
However, Mayweather’s coach Gerald Tucker has seen enough from Mayweather in his latest training camp to believe the comeback could be on.
‘Money’ is preparing for a showdown with YouTuber Money Kicks in Dubai next month, but Tucker believes Mayweather has more left to give than exhibitions.
Tucker said: “I think he’s going to fight a couple of times every year.
“It’s great money and there’s people like me, huge fans of Floyd’s style that want to see him in the ring just displaying his skills, that are unmatched in the history of the sport.
“I think he’ll do that just for people like me. But, I’m also optimistic we may see Floyd fight one day.
“I’m not giving up any secrets or anything, I’m just hopeful, I feel it.
“Nothing from anything he’s said, just from the way he looks in the gym and how easy it is for him to beat people up in sparring.
“And I mean guys who could become a world champion in the next year or two.
“So yeah, I’m very optimistic we’ll see him in the ring one more time and put his unbeaten, flawless record on the line.”
Mayweather destroyed Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition back in 2018, but he couldn’t put away Logan Paul in a bout last summer.
Granted, Paul was over two stone heavier than Mayweather with a big height advantage, but ‘The Best Ever’ seemed down after the contest and suggested he wouldn’t ever fight again.
But, he also enjoys ‘legalized bank robberies’ as he calls these exhibitions and Tucker believes Mayweather is staying ready for the right opportunity.
“A lot of people who have reached that elite-status level in their careers are the same, they care about their name, their legacy, how they looked each and every time.
“No matter what the circumstances, you’re going to care how you look and be self-satisfied.
“That’s why you never catch him slipping, he’s always working out just in case.
“We call each other on FaceTime between camps and we’ll be on the treadmill or we’ll be outside running, just staying in shape.
“He’s always ready, he’s taking it as seriously as if it was a real fight.”
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