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Mayweather: Had a Meeting With Haymon, I Can't Do It Anymore

Los Angeles - Five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) has no intention of fighting beyond next month, when he snaps a two-year retirement.

On Tuesday, Mayweather had a meeting with his adviser, Al Haymon, and informed his long-time business associate that the upcoming pay-per-view fight was the final ring appearance of his professional career.

The 40-year-old former welterweight king, who retired with a perfect 49-0 record in 2015, will face UFC champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26th at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in what could become the richest bout in boxing history.

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Irrespective of the result next month, Mayweather says he has already decided it will be his last fight.

Mayweather informed Haymon that the ongoing training camp is far tougher than he expected.

"I'm not the same fighter I was 21 years ago. I'm not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. I'm not even the same fighter I was two years ago," Mayweather told reporters at the Staples Centre.

"I spoke to Al and told him. Today we had a meeting. I can't push my body, it's gruelling. Training camp is gruelling. I can't do it anymore. Training camp is rough. It has to be my last one.

"After taking a couple of years off I was okay. But then we ended up somehow making this fight happen. "Now I really know that this is it. Deep in my heart I know this is it."

Despite his age and inactivity, the showdown with McGregor is widely viewed as a complete mismatch. Nearly every expert is predicting a one-sided victory in favor of Mayweather, and many of them believe the contest will come to a close within the first six rounds.

The build-up to Tuesday's event saw Mayweather face headlines that he has filed for an extension to pay his 2015 tax bill.

However he brushed off questions about his finances when asked.

"We ain't trippin' on that," he responded.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by WesternChamp on 07-19-2017

them peds taking a toll on that body. stay retired champ.

Comment by SkillspayBills on 07-19-2017

The 2 year layoff is the only thing that worries me even slightly about this fight. Being inactive is a real detriment to success

Comment by genrick on 07-19-2017

He should settle his tax issues then, so he doesn't have to fight. You can't go on fighting MMA guys for long ripping off fans.

Comment by hugh grant on 07-19-2017

Can't do it against best boxers but that's been the case since he fought berto so we assumed he couldn't beat the brooks and Spence and Thurman's of this wirlkd But against a mma guy I'm sure Floyd can do…

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 07-19-2017

Can't do it anymore? Good, just fuk off and don't ever come back.

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