Nanindigan si dating five division world champion Floyd Mayweather na wala na itong interes na bumalik pa sa ibabaw ng boxing ring.
Ito’y sa gitna pa rin ng mga ispekulasyon tungkol sa potensyal na rematch nila ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
“I’ve got calls to get back into the ring, but my health is my wealth,” wika ni Mayweather. “Boxing is a very, very brutal sport. In the last few years a lot of fighters have died inside that squared circle. You have got to know when to hang it up. I had a great career.”
Sa kabila nito, bukas pa rin daw ang 42-year-old undefeated boxer na sumabak sa mga exhibitions sa hinaharap.
“I’ll still travel and do exhibitions. I make great money doing exhibitions — between $10 and $30 million,” ani Mayweather. “I think I make more doing that than most fighters make fighting.”
Ayon pa kay Mayweather, naging malaking boost umano para sa mixed martial arts ang naging mega-bout nila ni UFC superstar Conor McGregor noong 2017.
Nais din daw ni Mayweather na magtatag ng isang MMA company.
“We gave the MMA sport a boost,” sambit ni Mayweather.
“Eventually I will move on to build my brand in MMA but for right now I’m in boxing, and boxing will always be at the top as long as I’m involved. My career went great. I’m happy with how everything played out.”