MUST SEE: Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Interested In Buying Newcastle Football Club
March. 09, 2020
Retired boxer Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Jr. has made known his intentions to buy Newcastle United. At an occasion in the city (Newcastle) on Sunday, he responded to a query about potentially acquiring a Premier League club with a tease likely to excite many Magpies supporters.
According to TMZ Sports, the undefeated boxing champion said:
"In the U.S. we call it soccer, but the Newcastle football team is an unbelievable team. If the people want me to buy the Newcastle team, let me know."
Newcastle's current owner, Mike Ashley, bought the club in 2007.
He is not a popular figure at St. James' Park, and it has recently been reported that a £340 million takeover involving the Saudi royal family could be in the works, according to MailOnline's Craig Hope.
Per TMZ Sports, Mayweather, 43, amassed a wealth of roughly $1 billion (£756.5 million) during 20-year boxing career.
The American's first professional bout was against Roberto Apodaca in October 1996, and after winning his most recent fight against Conor McGregor in August 2017, he bowed out of the sport for a third time with a perfect 50-0 record.
Mayweather said at the end of last year, that he would come out of retirement in 2020:
It would help raise funds for any potential bid he might make for Newcastle, who will be hopeful of avoiding relegation from the Premier League.
Steve Bruce's side secured a marginal 1-nil win over Southampton on Saturday to move up to 13th in the table, eight points clear of the relegation.
There are nine games remaining in the 2019-20 season and the Magpies may already have secured enough points to secure their top-flight future for the next season.
However Steve Bruce is cautioning his side against complacency and is looking forward to Saturday's game against in-form Sheffield United.
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