Last night during Showtime Championship Boxing, Floyd Mayweather spoke with Jim Gray between the two super middleweight title bouts, and you can chalk this up as the first interview in his likely -- if not inevitable -- "comeback" story.
Gray, of course, asked Mayweather (49-0, 26 KO) about fighting again, following his "retirement" after last September's win over Andre Berto. Mayweather, 39, didn't say he was coming back, but said he's spoken with CBS and Showtime about fighting again, and talked about some potential opponents and what it would take to bring him back.
Here are some quotes from the interview:
"Right now, I'm happy being on this side, but I've been talking with CBS and Showtime, and you just never know, but right now I'm happy on this side."
"As of right now, some crazy numbers have been thrown my way. Upward of, of course, nine figures. I'm truly blessed, way beyond belief. I'm taking my time. I don't really know what we're gonna do. Right now, I'm happy being on this side, helping fighters."
"GGG, I think that it's best that he goes up and fights Andre Ward. I think that'd be a good fight for GGG. Andre Ward, that's a good matchup. How can Floyd Mayweather fight at 160 when I could never even make 154? Danny Garcia, another name. Undefeated prospect -- undefeated champion in two different weight classes. Very exciting fighter. You just never know. ... No, Thurman and Porter both are exciting fighters, that's a good matchup, but I'm happy being on this side."
"If I came back, of course it'd have to be a nine-figure payday, and probably a championship fight. And a nine-figure payday."