Claressa Shields believes Floyd Mayweather has still got it.
Mayweather retired from professional boxing in 2017 following his TKO win over Conor McGregor to go 50-0.
He has since returned to the ring on two occasions for exhibition matches with Tenshin Nasukawa and most recently, Logan Paul last year.
And while he turns 45 in February, Shields — who has been in the gym with Mayweather this past month — revealed he was still in great shape.
So much so that she believes he can still give problems to the top guys at welterweight and middleweight (via Michael Benson).
“Floyd’s in great shape. He was sparring a 21-year-old, he wasn’t even always taking breaks between rounds. He can still do whatever he wants inside that ring. He’d give all those guys problems at 147/154lbs.”
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Of course, many would be rightfully skeptical of whether Mayweather could give problems to the top welterweights and middleweights today.
For one, he hasn’t faced a top boxer in many years. Second, he didn’t look all too impressive against a YouTuber in Paul when they fought last year.
Being unable to put Paul away, many felt age was finally catching to the former five-weight champion.
With that said, “Money” seems content with exhibition matches for now, as it was reported earlier this month that he was in advanced talks over a fight with another YouTuber in Money Kicks.
Do you think Floyd Mayweather still gives problems to guys at 147 and 154 pounds?