Floyd Mayweather opens up on coming out of retirement for return in Japan which will be 'sparring' for 'some heavy cash'

FLOYD MAYWEATHER revealed he will be coming out of retirement for 'sparring' matches which will earn him 'some heavy cash'.

Mayweather announced he will return to the ring next February for another exhibition bout in Tokyo.

And while he refused the comeback fight was because he 'needs money' – the 43-year-old is instead 'having fun' amid his lucrative ring return.

Mayweather told USA Today: "There are so many people that are in the work world that retire and still do different things and make a couple of dollars just to have fun.

"Same thing I’m doing. I’m having fun, enjoying life.

"Why can’t I do some sparring for, you know, some heavy cash?"

Mayweather officially retired from professional boxing in 2017 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in ten rounds.

He did lace up the gloves a year later to face featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a one round beating.

The unbeaten American has since teased another comeback having spent this year training and coaching fighters in his Las Vegas gym.

Mayweather last November announced he was 'coming out of retirement' and would work with UFC boss Dana White on a comeback.

And despite confirming plans to return to Japan in 2021, the former pay-per-view king still plans to work with White.

He said: “Me and Dana talk.“I wouldn’t say always, but we’ll text and talk on the phone every once in a while.

"Dana’s a cool guy, he’s a great guy. And he’s doing a helluva job with the UFC and I’m proud of him.

"And we look forward to working with each other in the future. Are we going to work? Absolutely."

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