Floyd Mayweather has revealed that he intends on having one more fight in September after his super-fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 2 before retiring.
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The WBC and WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion has two more fights remaining on his current deal with Showtime, and it sounds as though he will fulfil his obligations and walk away.
Mayweather is currently 47-0 and so would obviously fall short of making it 50 unbeaten if he sticks by his word, and it opens up the discussion as to who will be his last opponent.
“There is one more fight. I’m honest. That’s one thing about me. I’m honest. I’m pushed to a point where I don’t get nervous by no fighter. I’m not moved by anything. I got one more fight and I’m out of my contract. I love being with Showtime and CBS, I couldn’t thank them enough,” he said at his open media workout, according to Boxing Scene.
“My last fight is in September. If the new arena is done by September, I’ll sit down with my team and see if we can go into the new arena – but the [MGM] Grand Arena is my home.”
MGM Resorts International and AEG are currently in the process of constructing the new 20,000-seat arena on the Las Vegas strip, and so it remains to be seen if it is completed in time.
However, the biggest talking point from Mayweather’s interviews was his apparent suggestion that he will retire in September, and so it remains to be seen whether or not he can remain unbeaten and who he will attempt it against provided he comes through May 2.
It has previously been stated that there is no rematch clause in the Mayweather-Pacquiao agreement, and so if the pair wanted to set up a second bout, they would need to re-enter into negotiations to strike a deal.
Meanwhile, Amir Khan will continue his pursuit of the fight while the likes of Kell Brook and Keith Thurman have made no secret of their desire to take on the best of the best and unify the division.
Much will depend on the outcome of May 2, but either way it appears as though Mayweather will be back for one more outing in September before calling time on an incredible career in the ring.