WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather is arguably the most accomplished fighter in the world and reiterated the reasons why this will be his last professional fight, on Saturday against Andre Berto, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. On Thursday the 38-year old said: ‘My health is the most important thing so I will retire. I won’t miss anything in boxing, because I’ll be very close. I could make a lot more money, but I want to talk and walk without health problems. My legacy will not be affected. I am retiring at the peak of my career and most importantly, with all my faculties intact. Each and every one of my fights was very important to get to the point where I am right now. I’m very sure that I need to stay healthy the rest of my life. I’ve done a lot for the sport. Previously, the focus was on heavyweights but I worked hard, so that other divisions also have the attention they deserve. I’m now ready to be on the other side of the ring.’
While it is not known exactly what “Money” will do in retirement, he has hinted here that a career as a promoter is in the offing. He already co-promotes himself through Mayweather Promotions. Ahead of the Berto bout, the Michigan man’s record is 48-0 and he is seeking to match Rocky Marciano’s famous statistic on Saturday in Vegas.