Hanging out at a dilapidated boxing gym in Cuba, Floyd Mayweather looked right at home as he embarked on the next leg of endless journey into supposed retirement from the sport.
Mayweather has been showcasing his ‘new found appreciation for all the Cuban boxers’ on a recent trip to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island, winding his way through the streets of Havana.
The undefeated champion took to Instagram to signal his presence in the country, which was typically conspicuous given his garish green socks and trademark snapback TMT hat.
Mayweather posted a photo of him surrounded by enthusiastic children and beaming bystanders as he and his super-sized entourage plodded their way around town.
Former Cuban boxer Jorge Hernandez escorted the 38-year-old during his five-hour stay on the island, taking him to the iconic Rafael Trejo gym after having visited the Morro Cabana fortress across Havana Bay.
Mayweather, who in September won the last fight of his career and established a perfect record of 49-0, joked about with children and the Havana Times reported that he promised to return one day.
The retiring boxer joins a growing list of US athletes and celebrities to have visited Cuba in recent months following a political rapprochement agreed last December to end years of hostilities.
The New York Cosmos played a match there in early June, over 35 years after the last American professional football club visited Havana, while pop singer Katy Perry has also been spotted recently.
Mayweather hung up his gloves after outclassing Andre Berto in September, but with Manny Pacquiao nearing a return to fitness following surgery on his right shoulder, the Filipino fighter refused to rule out another crack at defeating the American earlier this month.
‘We cannot say if there is a rematch or not. It depends, it depends,’ Pacquiao said.

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