He might be 40 years old, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. sure isn’t showing it. On Sunday evening, the surefire future Hall of Famer posted another Instagram training video. This time, the former five-division world champion is shown popping the heavy bag with a piston-like jab.
This is the third training video Mayweather has posted since his “retirement” following a 10th-round technical knockout of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Moreover, this release comes exactly one month following the last one, which raises speculation that Mayweather is set to make another “comeback.”
Mayweather did not look his best against McGregor. However, his father/trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., told Phillyvoice.com in September that his son “hardly trained” for the MMA superstar.
This puts more light on comments made by HBO boxing commentator and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Jim Lampley in October, who went as far to label Mayweather a scam artist, who intentionally threw rounds to McGregor to set up another potentially lucrative rematch.
Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO’s), a 1996 Olympic bronze medalist, appeared to take the first three rounds off, but took the fight more seriously in the second-half, and broke McGregor down.
Lampley, who has served as anchor of HBO World Championship Boxing since 1988, suggested that Mayweather won’t stay retired after earning a guaranteed $100 million in the McGregor spectacle.
“Why should he retire? He created a marvelous scam with this whole thing,” Lampley told TMZ in October. “He allowed Conor to quote ‘win’ three rounds so that the whole MMA wish community could have something to latch on to. I think there’s a decent chance there’s enough suckers out there [that] Floyd could maybe make another $150 million. Why not?
“Why is he putting out videos of himself working out? Why else did he allow Conor McGregor to ‘win’ three rounds? Why did the whole thing last 10 rounds? It’s all a setup.”
Lampley also said in September that he expected Mayweather to eventually return to the ring and fight again, jokingly saying “Why not fight a woman next? I think there are all sorts of ways for Floyd to make more money. And, I expect him to make more money.”
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