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Look: Floyd Mayweather, 23 world title belts and a pool table

Phil Jay 22/10/2015

Floyd Mayweather showed off his vast belt collection this week as the pound for pound king looked back with pride at his achievements in the ring.

The 38 year-old has enjoyed two decades at the top of the sport, claiming championships in five different weights, and is widely regarded as the best fighter of his generation.

Immensely proud of what he managed to accomplish after making his debut back in 1996, Mayweather stated: ‘It took 19 years, but they’ll talk about it forever.”

Despite announcing his retirement in September, Mayweather stands just one fight away from overhauling Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 retirement record and many around boxing still believe that ‘Money’ will grace the ring again in 2016.

Without a TV deal since his lucrative Showtime contract ran out, Mayweather could conceivably write his own cheque for a comeback next year, which would also mark the 20th anniversary of his first foray in the pro ranks.

Arch-rival Manny Pacquiao is on the lookout for an opponent for what the Filipino is also claiming will be his final outing – although a rematch with Mayweather is not said to be in the reckoning.

Pacquiao went down to a unanimous point reverse when the pair locked horns on May 2 in a fight that disappointed fans despite generating over $400 million in revenue.