BOXING | Mayweather Hinting Retirement Soon


Dan Rafael of ESPN reported that boxer Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) is eyeing retirement very soon. Mayweather will be in a match tonight in Vegas against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1) and the two have already had some intense arguments prior to tonight’s matchup.

“In 30 months my career is over,” he said. “I want to rack up my six victories and hopefully do commentating and keep the sport of boxing alive. That’s what I’m focused on.”

He later added, “Well, you know, I only have 30 months left, so I want to just help clean the sport up. After this fight I’ve got five more fights. That’s all I got to do, finish putting them stamps on my legacy.”

Why he says 30 months:

The fight kicks off the start of the mega deal that he signed earlier this year with Showtime/CBS — dumping career-long TV home HBO — that calls for up to six fights over the next 30 months. The contract could be worth $200 million-plus, a nice way for Mayweather, already the highest-paid athlete in the world last year (with earnings of $85 million), according to Forbes magazine, to add to his wealth. – ESPN

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