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Showtime Exec on Whether or Not Mayweather Stays Retired

By Steve Kim

Since 2013, Showtime has been the exclusive home of former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs), beginning with his fight against Robert Guerrero.

Mayweather retired from the sport back in September of 2015, after defeating Andre Berto.

Time and time again he promised never to fight again, but then Mayweather unexpectedly came back the ring to a high profile pay-per-view fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor, which took place in August at T-Mobile in Las Vegas, and saw him win a with a tenth round stoppage.

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After his victory over McGregor, the 40 year old veteran promised that he was now calling it quits, for good, on his Hall-of-Fame career.

But Mayweather has made these types of promises in the past, on more than one occasion, and ultimately came back.

So is this really the last we've seen of Mayweather inside the ring?

"I don't know how he tops this one," said Stephen Espinoza, the Executive V.P. and G.M. of Showtime Sports, to BoxingScene.com. "I understand completely his full sincerity of his intended retirement, how this would be so intriguing that he would come out."

In other words, while there were a lot of other fights against boxers that were lucrative, none brought to the table what McGregor did with his success in the UFC. Is there another proposition that would interest Mayweather in the future?

"I don't know what's left in his back of tricks at this point," said Espinoza. "You keep upping the ante, I'm not sure how you keep topping yourself when you've done the two biggest pay-per-views of all-time."

For the moment Mayweather appears to be focused on his numerous business ventures, like his TMT clothing like and his promotional company - which handles fighters like Andrew Tabiti, Badou Jack, Gervonta Davis, Ronald Gavril and numerous others.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by genrick on 11-04-2017

Espinoza should laser-focused on making PBC fighters active.

Comment by Sp0rty [email protected] on 11-04-2017

He’ll likely come back once his cash flow decreases. Guy lives an extravagant lifestyle and will probably come back sooner or later. Hope he stays retired & does a good job as a promoter so he wont need to come…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 11-04-2017

[QUOTE=MrRolltide91;18182622]The luster of a rematch is gone[/QUOTE] Did that stop Hopkins-Roy 2

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 11-04-2017

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;18129723]Floyd will be back by 2018-19. Probably manny rematch[/QUOTE] The luster of a rematch is gone

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 11-04-2017

I could see him coming back

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