Floyd Mayweather’s Next Opponent Reportedly Revealed Ahead Of Potential Comeback
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather could make his sensational return fight against former super-featherweight champ Takashi Uchiyama, according to reports.
The 43-year-old American, who boasts an undefeated 50-0 boxing record, hasn't fought professionally since his crossover blockbuster fight with Conor McGregor in 2017.
But Mayweather returned to the square circle in 2018 and made a reported £7m for his systematic dismantling of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition fight.
According to eFight, Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN is working on plans to bring the future boxing Hall of Famer back to the Far East.
Uchiyama, who is being lined up as a potential opponent for Mayweather, retired from boxing in 2016 after back-to-back defeats to Jezreel Corrales.
However, the 40-year-old Japanese former boxer was widely praised for his knockout power and won 20 of his 27 professional fights by KO.
Promoter Nobuyuki Sakakibara believes there are still hurdles that they need to overcome for Mayweather vs Uchiyama.
But the 56-year-old Japanese businessman has admitted that "communication with the person is progressing positively."
Sakakibara explained: "Mayweather vs Takashi Uchiyama is the most exciting. There are various problems such as immigration, opponents, money, etc.
"But communication with the person is progressing positively. I expect the possibility."
Mayweather, who retired from boxing in 2017, teased last November on social media that he would be "coming out of retirement in 2020."
'Money' said: "Dana White and I are working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020."
Mayweather has continued to tease fans about his comeback as he made a cryptic post on social media recently about his potential return to boxing.
RIZIN has confirmed that talks are still ongoing with the Mayweather camp over the boxing legend coming out of retirement to fight.
"Floyd Mayweather and his team liked the setup, atmosphere, the crowd and overall had a good time in their last time in RIZIN, and are very eager to be coming back and fighting in Japan once again," the promotion said.
"We are still in talks, but when the time is right, both parties are willing to make things happen. It just needs to make sense for both parties.
"As a promotion and a business, both parties have to benefit from the event. As long as that relationship can be established, we are, and have been willing to work with anybody."
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