Floyd Mayweather should never say never again when it comes to fighting. And if the retired boxing legend steps back into the ring soon, don't call it a comeback—he will have been away for less than a year.
According to revered trainer Abel Sanchez, Mayweather is considering re-entering the ring against unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. It would be his first fight since defeating Andre Berto by unanimous decision on September 12, 2015. Sanchez spoke to On The Ropes Boxing, saying that Mayweather was "fixated" on a bout with Golovkin:
"He is saying things about a comeback, he just seems to be fixated on Golovkin. I've seen three or four pieces in the last couple of weeks where he's talking about beating Golovkin. It looks like he's laying the ground work for something, whether it's Golovkin or somebody else. Floyd's laying the groundwork for a comeback."
"[Regarding Mayweather's interest in a Golovkin fight], I think you lay the groundwork, you say things to see how people react, you say things to see if it's something that the public wants, and he's gauging that. We've always known that Floyd was a great businessman, so it's all part of a plan for him. There's nothing that he says or does that is not calculated."
Golovkin, 33, is one of the best boxers in the world with a record of 35-0 and 31 KOs. He has been highly touted as an opponent for the 39-year old Mayweather, who is a former five-division world champion and holds a 49-0 record.
Golovkin is scheduled to face Dominic Wade on April 29, when he'll defend his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC interim middleweight titles.
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