Absence makes the heart grow fonder...
Muhammad Ali was one of the most hated fighters of any era before his three year hiatus. Upon his return he became the most recognisable icon to emerge from the sport.
Marvellous Marvin Hagler fought a constant battle for respect and recognition. He retired feeling slighted and underappreciated. He is now viewed as one of the greatest Middleweights of All Time.
Throughout his career Lennox Lewis lived in the shadows of his more popular predecessors and was largely ignored. The void his retirement left remains in the heavyweight division to the present day, he is sadly missed.
Has Mayweather's retirement allowed the boxing public a more impartial view of his achievements? In his absence has he been missed and if he returns will he be received more fondly?
I was only an instrument that God used to play his music through. Loved being that instrument because he gave me some beautiful music to play.