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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ready to Retire?

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    Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. answers questions during a news conference following his fight against Victor Ortiz, also of the U.S., at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 17, 2011. Mayweather Jr took the WBC welterweight title from Ortiz with a controversial fourth-round knockout on Saturday that prompted an angry response from the crowd and raised questions about his conduct in the ring.
By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
May 6, 2012|5:39 pm

Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. bested WBA (Super) Light Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto on Saturday, the undefeated victor has said he may retire.

"I can't really say where my career is going to go from here," Mayweather admitted in the press conference after the fight. "I really don't know. I'll go back home, sit down with (manager) Al , sit down with HBO, sit down with my staff and see where we go from here."

However, Mayweather admitted his options were limited.

"I don't know where we're going to go from here because we basically fought everyone in the sport," he said after exiting the boxing ring Saturday night.

However, 21-year-old Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who defended his WBC 154-pound title against 40-year-old Shane Mosley on the undercard fight prior to Mayweather's bout on Saturday, has said he wants a shot at the champion. However, Mayweather seemed to dismiss the challenge saying Alvarez "fought nothing but young pups coming up."

Still, boxing fans have been waiting for years to see Mayweather in a bout against championship Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao. However, Mayweather was vocal in his post fight interviews that he has been trying to make the fight happen.

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According to Mayweather, the fight will never happen if Pacquiao continues to work with promoter Bob Arum.

"I'm just really tired of the media and the people being fooled. The truth is, (Pacquiao's promoter) Bob Arum is not going to let the fight happen. It's not on me," Mayweather said during the post-fight press conference. "I went to Pacquiao and offered him $40 million, and told him I would wire him $20 million within 48 hours. He turned me down and said he wanted a 50-50 split. I'm like, how can you ask for 50-50 and you're not doing the same numbers that I'm doing?"

Although Mayweather said he was unsure whether if he would fight again, the boxer said his fans should be happy with his most recent performance against Cotto.

"Before I leave this sport, at least I can give the fans one toe-to-toe battle. I could've stayed on the outside and just outboxed him all day," Mayweather said. "I don't have to fight if I don't want to. They say save the best for last, and I say, the last fight was a hell of a fight."

 

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