Mayweather ‘100 per cent’ could return for McGregor or Khabib, says sparring partner

Floyd Mayweather is back sparring at the age of 43, and the man he sparred with believes there may well be a reason behind it.

At the start of June, Denis Douglin spoke out and revealed that he’d shared the ring with the retired 50-0 legend during a session at his famous gym in Las Vegas.

Mayweather '100 per cent' could return for McGregor or Khabib, says sparring partner

Floyd retired with a perfect 50-0 record and millions in the bank

Now, Douglin has said via Vegas Insider: “100 per cent I think he could come back.

“As a fighter it’s amazing to see another fighter, especially an African-American fighter, doing so well, making so much money, having fun, milking the game – so why not keep going?

“If you’re safe and you feel protected and you’re smart, I wanna say keep going.

“I don’t think he’ll come back and fight the top guys like Errol Spence or Terence Crawford but I do think he’ll come back and probably do some exhibition matches because he loves the sport and being a competitor.

“But I don’t think, at this time, he’ll put himself in a position to seriously hurt himself. “

Denis Douglin tells all on Floyd Mayweather sparring

Mayweather '100 per cent' could return for McGregor or Khabib, says sparring partner

Mayweather picked up a $9million payday for three minutes of work in a 2018 exhibition

Late last year it looked as though Floyd could be angling towards a rematch with Conor McGregor and crossover bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

He declared in November that he was planning to work alongside UFC president Dana White to return this year.

Then, in February, Mayweather told Drink Champs: “For the Conor McGregor fight I didn’t really train….

“If I wanted to go out there and f*** him up and blaze him right out the gate, I could’ve did that.

“But my thing is this, if I would’ve did that, then it wouldn’t be probably a part two.”

Mayweather '100 per cent' could return for McGregor or Khabib, says sparring partner

Mayweather stopped Conor McGregor in round ten of their 2017 bout

Later in the conversation, Mayweather spoke more about his comeback plans.

He said: “Just this year alone, with the two fights on the table, the numbers are up there high.

“My numbers can be somewhere upwards of $600million. I even talked about fighting Khabib and Conor in the same day.

“I’d fight Khabib in the daytime and I’d fight Conor at night.”

Mayweather '100 per cent' could return for McGregor or Khabib, says sparring partner

McGregor tapped out against Khabib in 2018

Regarding this idea, Douglin has now added: “I do think this could happen, I think he’s going to fight UFC guys.

“It’s actually quite interesting because I’m left-handed and McGregor and Khabib are both left-handed, so him choosing to spar me, that might be the reason why.

“That’s something someone said to me the other day and I was like, ‘You know what? That makes sense, so it’s very possible.’

“The Conor McGregor fight generated so much money, why not do something like that again or fight another UFC fighter if he’s making millions of dollars?”

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