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Video: Orlando Salido Feels Robbed of Martinez Win

By Ryan Burton

Floyd Mayweather equalled former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record with a unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto before confirming his retirement.

Mayweather, who repeated his insistence in the build-up that this bout would be his last, was the heavy betting favourite and unsurprisingly dominated his overmatched foe to retain his WBC and WBA welterweight titles.

Scores of 120-108, 118-110 and 117-111 took the five-weight world champion, almost universally regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, to his 49th consecutive victory in the professional ranks.

Yet the 38-year-old seems to have no desire to reach a half-century as he said in his in-ring interview: "My career is over, that's official.

"You've got to know when to hang it up. I'm close to 40 now. There's nothing left to prove in the sport of boxing. Now I just want to spend time with my family.

"I'm leaving the sport with all my faculties; I'm still sharp and smart. I've accomplished everything in this sport, there's nothing else to accomplish."

He added: "I don't want to rank myself, but I am the best at boxing."

Many pundits are sceptical of Mayweather, who has announced his intention to walk away from the sport in the past only to make a comeback, most notably returning to face Juan Manuel Marquez in July 2009 21 months after 'retiring' following his knockout of Ricky Hatton.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by quique24 on 09-14-2015

I was rooting for my Boricua brother, but that was a most definite robbery. I hope they do it again. Salido won that fight hands down . Yeah the knock down they called in his favor was a slip and…

Comment by Tom Cruise on 09-14-2015

Just finished watching. Great fight, both guys deserve huge credit. Saying that the scoring was BS. It wasnt a wipeout but i find it very difficult to see how Martinez did enough to get a draw. Apparently the judges all…

Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 09-14-2015

I had it 116-113 for Salido. Salido was knocked down, and did get a slip as a knockdown but he started taking over in the second half of that fight. His body shots were brutal and you could see were…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 09-14-2015

Which Rican has gotten more gifts, Garcia or Martinez?

Comment by PETUFF on 09-14-2015

warr rocky!!

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