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Mayweather: Five More and Then I'm Done With The Sport

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) is planning to finish his career at the end of his lucrative multi-year contract with Showtime. The deal called for a total of six fights within a 30 month period.

Mayweather completed his first fight of the deal on Saturday night, when he easily won a twelve round unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The second fight of the deal is scheduled to take place on September 14th, also at the MGM Grand.

Mayweather, 36-years-old, has no intention of fighting into his 40s - like boxing's fighting legend Bernard Hopkins.

Once he finishes up his contract with Showtime, Mayweather plans to focus all of his energy on his promotional company.

"Bernard Hopkins is a true champion, I take my hat off to him. To be 48-years-old and to be world champion...[that's] not [for] me. I got five fights [left] and then I'm through with the sport. Bernard Hopkins is a legend and a future hall-of-famer and hopefully one day I can get into the hall of fame," Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 05-06-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;13334922]Anybody hugging and running, and using dirty tactics and getting away with it, can be undefeated. Chavez was the man. He was 89-0 and fighting, not running and hugging.[/QUOTE] Umm, what do you call what Guerrero did to Berto? Clean…

Comment by budfr on 05-06-2013

[QUOTE=Money_May;13332714]50-0 wow I hope Floyd goes for it. 50-0!!![/QUOTE] Anybody hugging and running, and using dirty tactics and getting away with it, can be undefeated. Chavez was the man. He was 89-0 and fighting, not running and hugging.

Comment by budfr on 05-06-2013

I can´t wait !!!!!!!!!!! Who wants to see a hugger and runner who goes the distance most of the time ?? Nice athleticism and defensive skills though.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 05-06-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13331690]WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) is planning to finish his career at the end of his lucrative multi-year contract with Showtime. The deal called for a total of six fights within a 30 month period. Mayweather completed…

Comment by St. John's Gent on 05-06-2013

The day Mayweather retires will be a sad day for boxing, sad for those of us that appreciate a skilled and talented fighter like Floyd, Floyd will be talked about and truly appreciated even more when he retires and there's…

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