Boxing News: Floyd Mayweather Lashes Back at Critics, Talks Retirement and Starting Movie Career

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has taken a bite out of his own critics after comparisons with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao continue to hound his career.

Floyd Mayweather is due to take on American underdog Andre Berto in Las Vegas next week and he has revealed that the fight will be the last one.

The beleaguered 38-year-old fifth division champion has had to contend with increase criticism and censure heaped on him ever since he defeated crowd favorite, Filipino boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao in May this year.

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Facing jeers over his dancing away from Pacquiao in the ring, backlash over his opulent lifestyle and alleged history of domestic abuse, and even a fight challenge from undefeated MMA champ, Ronda Rousey, Mayweather has revealed he believes in himself and his skills.

"Everybody that said that I was a coward, I couldn't beat Pacquiao, they gave him so many accolades, 'he's an all-time great', they all have to eat their words," he said in a conference call, Boxing News Online writes. "If he's an all-time great, then what does that make me? If he's the fighter of the century, what does that make me?"

Mayweather says he will be hanging up his gloves after the Berto fight and is looking to start a career in the movies, saying he has received three movie offers the previous week alone.

According to the multiple world title-holder, he been approached by production outfits on several occasions, but admitted he has had enough of being in the spotlight and would rather be behind the scenes, reiterating he has no second thoughts of retiring after the Berto fight.

The subject of retiring from the ring also came up during the hype surrounding his May 2015 fight with Pacquiao, which Mayweather also declared would be his last.

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