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Floyd Mayweather reacts to questions over Newcastle takeover bid

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has suggested he’d be interesting in buying Newcastle United.

Mayweather has been in the UK with his ‘an evening with’ tour and was in the region over the weekend.

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While discussing his career with fans at the show, event host Steve Wraith briefly turned attention towards the Magpies.

The American told the crowd at the 02 City Hall: “In the US 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.”

Mayweather is one of the best boxers of all time, having retired with an unblemished record of 50-0.

The American also won world titles in five different weight classes and defeated the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez during his time in the sport.

Mayweather’s boxing nickname was ‘Money’

The 43-year-old was nicknamed ‘Money’ due to the lucrative purses he acquired during his decorated career.

And despite having hung up the gloves back in 2017, he continues to be linked with big-money fights, including potential rematches with Pacquiao and Conor McGregor as well as a cross-promotional contest against UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov.

While it remains unlikely he’ll take over the club, Newcastle fans are desperate to see the back of Mike Ashley’s ownership.

Under him, they’ve been relegated twice in 2009 and more recently in 2016.

He’s also been accused of denying his managers much-need transfer funds to strengthen.

A number of takeover talks have been unsuccessful, with the latest Amanda Staveley-led bid from the Saudi Public Investment Fund having gone quiet in recent weeks.

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There were fears they’d be involved in another relegation fight this season but Steve Bruce’s side have performed better than expected.

They’re currently 13th in the Premier League as they target a top-half finish.

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