MAY WEATHER HAS VOWED TO RETIRE FOR GOOD AFTER MCGREGOR BOUT

By Newsroom on August 18, 2017
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  • One night only. Even though much of the focus on the Aug. 26 showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been on the UFC lightweight champion’s jump from the Octagon to the ring, somewhat lost in the shuffle has been that Mayweather has declared this bout at T-Mobile Arena will be his final fight.

    “I thought that (the Andre Berto fight) was going to be my last everything,” Mayweather said on Thursday’s media teleconference, referring to the 2015 bout after which he retired. Yet earlier this year, the war of words between Mayweather and McGregor turned into a real fight that pulled the Grand Rapids native out of retirement for next week’s meeting.

    But after this one, that’s it, said “Money.”

    “This is my last one. I gave my word to (adviser) Al Haymon, I gave my word to my children and I don’t want to break that. I want to stick to my word. This will be my last fight.”

    Not surprisingly, a lot of the questions asked of Mayweather focused on his past. Yet while the 49-0 future Hall of Famer brought up his fights with Diego Corrales, Phillip Ndou, Arturo Gatti, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez as ones that his fans point out to him as favorites, the 40-year-old was non-committal when it came to picking the one fight when he thought he was at his best. In fact, he said he doesn’t even like to watch his own fights.

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