Floyd Mayweather has announced his plans for retirement in a press conference ahead of his bout with Marcos Maidana this weekend.
Mayweather and Maidana clash for the second time in a matter of months, with the pound-for-pound champ looking to stretch his record to 47-0.
Speaking ahead of the eagerly anticipated rematch from Mayweather’s victory in May, Pretty Boy Floyd announced that he plans to fight just three more times. ESPN’s Dan Rafael was first with the scoop.
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) September 9, 2014
If, as expected, Floyd beats Maidana in Las Vegas this weekend, his record will stand at 47-0. That means he will finish his career at 49-0, if all goes to plan.
However, Bleacher Report’s Tim Keeney believes that any loss for Floyd could see him call a halt to his career, or seek a rematch that would postpone his retirement. He also opined that Floyd could seek to get to the elusive 50-0, a record that would put him above the legendary Rocky Marciano.
The real question on everyone’s minds however, is whether we will see Mayweather go toe-to-toe with Manny Pacquiao before hanging up the gloves. It had been believed that negotiations were ongoing, but Mayweather’s camp have quashed claims about any potential fight.
Mayweather has shot down Pacquiao’s comment about “serious negotiations underway” for them to finally fight as “all lies”
— LiveFight.com (@LiveFight) September 10, 2014
Mayweather vs Maidana 2 takes place this Saturday, 13th of September in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.