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That didn't take long: Mayweather hints at return to burst Khan's bubble

The five-division world champion believes people would much prefer see him fight Danny Garcia than the Bolton fighter take on Canelo Alvarez.

Image: Phelan M. Ebenhack

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR has dropped a major hint that he will return to the ring just five months into his retirement.

The 38-year-old hung up his gloves after easily defeating Andre Berto last September to take his record to 49-0, tied alongside heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano.

Most were sceptical that Mayweather would permanently end his career shy of 50 wins and it seems the five-division world champion is considering a comeback fight against Danny Garcia (32-0).

It seems the hype of the title fight between Canelo Alvarez and British fighter Amir Khan has gotten to Mayweather.

And the flashy, outspoken American would take pleasure in proving that he is still the biggest draw-card in the sport.

“You know, I can easily put a halt on [Canelo-Khan] if I chose to call Mr Garcia, (Danny) Garcia’s dad,” Mayweather told boxing website Fight Hype.

“If I chose to call him and say, ‘You know what, sir, you’re a hell of a trainer. Your son’s a hell of a fighter, he’s an undefeated champion, I’m an undefeated champion, and I think it would be great for me and your son both to make a lot of money.

It would be good for me to come back for number 50 and fight the undefeated Danny Garcia, you know, at the MGM Grand.

“You know, since Danny Garcia is undefeated and he’s very explosive, he’s a very good fighter, and he really represents Puerto Rico the same way that [Felix] Trinidad [did].

“Even though he’s from Philadelphia, he represents the red, white, and blue for Puerto Rico. I’ll go over to the MGM Grand and say, ‘You know what? We need a venue also,’ and we’ll see [what happens].”

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