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Boxing news: Floyd Mayweather ‘likely’ to cancel 2020 comeback fight plans following family tragedies and cor – talkSPORT.com



March 19, 2020
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NOT HAPPENING


By Michael Benson

19th March 2020,
12:26 pm

Floyd Mayweather’s planned 2020 comeback is seemingly not going to come to fruition.

The 50-0 boxing legendteased a return late last yearin collaboration with UFC boss Dana White and has recently discussed the idea of crossover bouts including a Conor McGregor rematch and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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However, he has now been struck by two personal tragedies in the space of eight days.

Josie Harris, the mother of Mayweather’s children, died aged 40 on March 9 and now Floyd’s uncle Roger Mayweather has also passed away aged 58.

As a result,according to TMZ, Mayweather is telling those close to him that he’ll likely not return this year.

The coronavirus pandemic, which has paused all sport at present, is said to be another contributing factor.

Following the death of his uncle Roger, Floyd said: “My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring.

“Roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing. Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace.

“Roger meant the world to me, my father Floyd Sr, my uncle Jeff, our whole family, everyone in and around the Mayweather Boxing Gym and the entire boxing world. It is a terrible loss for all of us.”

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