EVERY time there has been a big fight in Las Vegas since the retirement of Floyd Mayweather, talk about the American superstar returning is never far away. There was no exception when, as Andre Ward pipped Sergey Kovalev to bag light-heavyweight supremacy, the spectre of Mayweather loomed. Certainly, the reality of him coming back seems to be edging closer and closer.
Inside the MGM Grand, “Money’s” father and trainer Floyd Mayweather Snr – mobbed by the media – talked up the prospect of his son returning, with a rematch with Manny Pacquiao not written off. Mayweather Jnr fuelled rumours himself by appearing at the Filipino’s recent victory over Jessie Vargas.
“Easy money,” said Mayweather Snr. “It would be even easier than it was the first time.”