Floyd Mayweather’s Real Reason For Returning To Training Revealed Amid Boxing Comeback Speculation
Floyd Mayweather has returned to boxing training because he is "very conscious about how he looks" and not part of a comeback to the sport, according to Leonard Ellerbe.
The 43-year-old American superstar hasn't competed in professional boxing since his sensational crossover fight with Conor McGregor in 2017.
But that hasn't stopped Mayweather, who retired undefeated with a 50-0 record, from teasing fans with the news of a stunning comeback.
The boxing legend has posted training clips on Instagram as he 'keeps the tools sharp' by hitting the heavy bags in his Las Vegas gym.
Ellerbe, who is the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, has revealed that Floyd has been working out to keep "his body in shape."
He told Boxing Scene: "Floyd keeps his body in shape. He's very conscious about how he looks.
"He's always been disciplined and he takes great pride in how he carries himself. His body is bladed up right now.
"He's must-see TV. He's Mr Box Office. He's TBE for a reason. People miss that. That's why there is so much talk about him coming back."
Mayweather revealed on social media last year that he would be coming "out of retirement in 2020" as part of a collaboration with UFC president Dana White.
'Money' wrote on Instagram: "[Dana White] and I working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020."
The future boxing Hall of Famer recently insisted that he would not be making a return to boxing and hit out at rumours that he had run out of cash.
And Ellerbe has doubled down on Mayweather's comments and said fans would already know by now if 'Money' were making his return to boxing.
"People miss the mega-Mayweather events and beating everyone they put in front of him," the Mayweather Promotions CEO said.
"They miss the excitement and rooting against him. If Floyd determines that [Manny Pacquiao or McGregor] can get a rematch, he'll let the entire world know that.
"Right now he's still retired, but if he changes his mind and wants to do something other than what he's doing, he'll let the entire world know."
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