News | Sep 10 2014

Floyd Mayweather: I will retire in 2015

Mayweather does not rule out a showdown with Manny Pacquiao but denies talks have occurred as he plots his route out, writes Matt Christie
Floyd Mayweather retire

FLOYD MAYWEATHER told reporters in Las Vegas he plans to have two more fights after Saturday’s rematch with Marcos Maidana and then retire for good. The superstar has completed half of a six-fight deal with Showtime, and intends to lock up the gloves once that lucrative agreement has played out.

“My next fight [after Maidana] is in May [next year] and my last fight is in September, so a year from now will be my last fight,” said the 37-year-old. “My focus is on Maidana. I can’t focus on the other two fights after that. I have to focus on Maidana. After that we can’t say who’s the next two are going to be but I’m pretty sure the next two will be exciting fights.”

Should he win his remaining three bouts, his record would stand at 49-0. It remains to be seen if Mayweather will be tempted to go for 50, which would top Rocky Marciano’s historic total, but he has announced his retirement before in the past only to return each time.

 

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