Floyd Mayweather’s coach still ‘very optimistic’ the boxing legend will return to professional boxing and put his ‘flawless record’ on the line.
Mayweather officially retired in 2017 after defeating UFC superstar Conor McGregor and raising his record to a historic 50-0.
but he was No It was the last time fans saw the pay-per-view King Mayweather in the ring, as he has since fought in two exhibition comebacks.
Mayweather’s most recent performance was a Miami spectacle against YouTuber Logan Paul, when Gerald Tucker served as the American icon’s head trainer.
The two are now back together again for another exhibition against Dubai’s Instagram star Money Kicks.
And Tucker cautions that with so much money to be made, this won’t be Mayweather’s last exhibition match.
But in a surprising twist, the boxing trainer is quietly convinced that an inspired Mayweather can one day return for real, and defend his immaculate record in a professional boxing fight.
Tucker said: “I think he’s going to fight twice every year.
“It’s great money and there are people like me, huge fans of Floyd’s style who just want to see him in the ring just show off his skills, which are unmatched in the history of the sport.
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“I think he’ll do it for people like me. But, I’m also optimistic that we might one day see Floyd fight.
“I’m not leaving any secrets or anything, I’m just hopeful, I feel it.
“Nothing from what he said, just the way he looks in the gym and how easy it is for him to beat people up.
“And I mean people who can become world champions in the next year or two.
“So yeah, I’m very optimistic that we’ll see him in the ring again and put his unbeaten, flawless record on the line.”
Mayweather, 44, first returned to Tokyo on December 31, 2018, defeating 23-year-old Japanese featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in round one.
Then last June he was replaced by 26-year-old Paul, who weighed two stones more in the eight-rounder.
I am very optimistic that we will see him in the ring again and put his unbeaten, flawless record on the line.
Floyd Mayweather’s coach Gerald Tucker
Now, Mayweather is in talks to face another YouTuber in ‘Money Kicks’, the 20-year-old at the top of the Dubai Helipad on February 20.
Money Kicks – real name Rashed Belhasa – has only one year and two celebrity boxing experience.
But Mayweather, who had always prided himself on perfection, would never let his gold-standards fall, no matter what the rival.
Tucker said: “A lot of people who have reached that elite level in their careers are just what they care about their name, their legacy, how they look every time.
“No matter what the circumstances are, you’re going to care about how you look and be self-satisfied.
“So you never catch him slipping, he’s always working just in case.
“We call each other on FaceTime between camps and we’ll be on the treadmill or we’ll run outside, just to be in shape.
“He’s always ready, he’s taking it seriously as if it were a real fight.”