Mayweather Set To Quit

Floyd Mayweather is the undisputed welterweight champion of the world after a unanimous points decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday.  Mayweather won the fight 116-112 on two score cards and a whopping 118-110 on a third.  “Money” paid tribute to Pacquiao after the fight but also indicated that he is not planning on overtaking Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record and will seek retirement after his next fight in September.

Mayweather says:  ‘My last fight is in September and then it’s time for me to hang it (the gloves) up.  I’ve got one more fight with Showtime and CBS.’  The 38-year old’s multi-million dollar six-fight contract with the American cable television network ends with his next bout and there is no indication of a rematch just yet.  However “Money” paid tribute to the Filipino saying:  ‘He’s a helluva fighter.  I take my hat off to Manny Pacquiao.  He’s a tough competitor.  He’s a true competitor and it was worth the wait.  Now I see why he is one of the guys at the pinnacle of boxing.’

The American acknowledged Pacman’s prowess:  ‘I knew he would win some rounds.  I was a smart fighter. I wasn’t getting hit by a lot of shots. We did what we had to do tonight.  I’m a calculated fighter.’ He’s a tough competitor. He’s a true competitor and it was worth the wait.’  For his part the 36-year old from the Philippines thought he had done enough.  Pacquaio said:  ‘It was a good fight.  I thought I won the fight.  He didn’t do nothing (sic).  He always moved outside.  He was moving around and it’s not easy to throw a lot of punches when he is moving around.’

While Mayweather made it clear he only has one more fight left, Pacquiao was less clear on what will happen next:  ‘I’m gonna take a vacation and God will take care of the rest.’