Yesterday, the greatest boxer in the world said that he is ready to hang up his gloves.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the shocking admission to the media after he arrived to the MGM Grand, ahead of his match against Marcos Maidana on Saturday. He said that he will finish his current six-fight, $200 million contract with Showtime and CBS and then walk away from the ring in September 2015.
“I only got two more fights left (after Saturday) and after the next two fights I just want to build the Mayweather Promotions brand,” said Mayweather, via ESPN’s Dan Rafael.
“My next fight is in May and my last fight is in September, so a year from now will be my last fight.”
Mayweather also extinguished the hope of fans who want to see a dream match between him and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, saying that it the gossip was drummed up by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who wanted to draw more attention for Pacquiao’s bout against Chris Algieri on November 22.
“Not true,” Mayweather said. “I can’t say what the future holds, but Arum and Pacquiao is trying to sell tickets for the (fight with the) guy named (Chris) Algieri. Trying to sell tickets for that fight. I don’t know where they fighting, I don’t know anything about what Top Rank is doing.”
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