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Mayweather almost certainly coming back

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Mayweatherg_468x599_medium Amazingly, those that said we should believe in Mayweather's retirement were downright silly. From Dan Rafael:

"[Floyd Mayweather Jr.] is coming back. I've been around him. He's ready to dance again very soon," said one source, who recently spent time with Mayweather and has known him for years. "He's itching to go. The way he sounded, he is willing to take on whoever they throw in his face. He would do the [Manny] Pacquiao-[Ricky] Hatton winner, Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez. The only one he doesn't have an interest in is [a rematch with] Oscar De La Hoya. But in Floyd's mind, he knows there is one Godzilla, and that's a fight with Pacquiao."


Before Mayweather fights one of the big names, both sources said Mayweather's team has talked to HBO about the availability of July 11, the network's date for that month's edition of "World Championship Boxing."


HBO also has another dilemma. It has not committed to giving Main Events and Golden Boy Promotions the July 11 date for a fight that is being negotiated between cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek and former two-division champion Bernard Hopkins, and one of the reasons is because HBO has also been talking to Mayweather about the date, said one of the sources, who has knowledge of HBO's issue.

I really have nothing more to to add besides the following comments:

  1. Good.
  2. Welcome back.
  3. Duh.

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