Floyd Mayweather reiterated his desire to step away from boxing in September 2015 as the pound for pound king made his arrival at the world famous MGM Grand on Tuesday.
The 37 year-old will attempt to hit 47-0 with a second victory over Marcos Maidana this weekend and then says he will put all his efforts into bringing through future champions.
“I only got two more fights left (after Saturday) and after the next two fights I just want to build the Mayweather Promotions brand,” Mayweather stated. “As of right now, my focus is on Maidana. I can’t focus on the other two fights after that. I have to focus on Maidana. After that we can’t say who’s the next two are going to be but I’m pretty sure the next two will be exciting fights.
“I’ll still work with my stable of fighters, still build the Mayweather Promotions brand. We have young fighters that we work with.”
Asked whether that means his usual dates of May and September in 2015 before hanging up his gloves, Mayweather answered: “Absolutely. My next fight is in May and my last fight is in September, so a year from now will be my last fight.
CEO of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe backed his boss and said Mayweather can step away content with his achievements.
“I’m happy. He deserves it. He’s put in the work his whole career. Grinding, done everything the fans have asked of him. He’s had a remarkable career. It’s time to hang ’em up. Made all the money you can make. What else is there to do in the sport? There’s nothing else to prove,” he said.
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