Pound for pound champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather is having “no second thoughts” on retiring after facing Andre Berto on September 12th. If Floyd were to win he would be 49-0 all time in his professional career matching Rocky Marciano’s record. Many fans of the sport believe Floyd will fight once more after his bout on September 12th to break Marciano’s record and truly solidify himself as TBE. (The Best Ever)
“Nobody knows what the future holds, but right now, I’m cool and comfortable and having no second thoughts at all about retirement,” Mayweather said according to skysports.com on Thursday. “I had a good career, I won every world title, but boxing is wear and tear on the body. It’s time to hang ‘em up. I’m looking forward to working with some up-and-coming kids, going on walks, and taking vacations.”
The Fight against Berto does not seem the proper way to end such a storied career. Lets face it, The Berto Fight is a joke, Berto has lost three of his last six fights and is 31 years old. Andre has loss to Jesus Soto Karass (27-8-3), Robert Guerrero (30-1-1), and Victor Ortiz (28-2-2) and Mayweather has defeated both Guerrero and Ortiz with ease. Berto does not belong in the same ring as Money nor does he deserve a shot to blemish his record.
However, one thing is for sure, Floyd loves his money. Mayweather’s PPV numbers will surely drop after the so called “fight of the century” turned out to be a complete bust, although there is a nice sized pay day waiting for him it will be no where near the caliber he received after his fight against Manny Pacquiao. There are bigger fights out there for Mayweather such as Amir Kahn, Triple G, or a rematch with Miguel Cotto or Canelo Alvarez. All four fights would draw much better and result in yet another lucrative pay day for Money. However, if what Floyd says is true this will complete the fourth and final fight in his contract with Showtime Pay-Per-View and end one of the best careers ever in professional boxing.
The question remains the same will Floyd Mayweather actually call it quits after fighting Andre Berto? Or will he come back for one last fight and attempt to break Rocky Marciano’s record and truly solidify himself as The Best Ever.
Spark Sports Analyst