It was 2007 when Mayweather first proposed to retired from skilled boxing. The announcement got here proper after his battle with Oscar De La Hoya, the place he beat the Mexican-American in a break up choice. However that was short-lived, and looking out again, it suggests the beginning of a superb ploy to generate free advertising and marketing.
Nonetheless, Mayweather did not comply with by means of together with his retirement plans, and simply two months later, he started coaching to battle Ricky Hatton. Mayweather beat the Brit on the finish of 2007 and moved to 39-0 with a late TKO.
A couple of months later, he would announce his first official retirement announcement. “I’m sorry I’ve to depart the game right now, understanding I nonetheless have my God-given skills to succeed and future multi-million greenback paydays forward. There comes a time when cash does not matter. I simply can’t do it anymore. I’ve discovered a peace with my choice that I’ve not felt in a very long time.”
Popping out of retirement
The American boxer would come out of retirement again in 2009 and fought Juan Manuel Marquez; he would comply with this bout with fights towards Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, and Marcos Maidana.
In 2015 Mayweather accepted the problem to battle Manny Pacquiao in “the battle of the century.” Consultants and followers believed that he would retire after this battle, however the official announcement got here after he fought Andre Berto, which he beat fairly simply.
This retirement spell solely lasted till he determined to battle Conor McGregor, this may be an official battle, but it surely was towards a UCF fighter. As well as, this battle gave Mayweather the prospect to surpass Rocky Marciano’s report of 49-0.
He beat the Irishman in a TKO and formally retired on the age of 41.
Mayweather currently has fought solely on exhibition bout, first towards Tenshin Nasukawa and his newest one to Logan Paul, YouTuber turned boxer.
The Mayweather vs. Paul battle will happen on June sixth in Miami.