Mayweather vows to retire after September bout

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Floyd Mayweather earned a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday and reaffirmed his plan to retire after his next bout in September.

“My last fight is in September. I’ll do that and I will hang it up,” vowed the unbeaten American, who took his record to 48-0 with his win over Pacquiao in their much anticipated welterweight clash.

With one more fight, the 38-year-old Mayweather will fulfill his rich six-fight deal with telecaster Showtime.

And with one more victory he would match the iconic 49-0 ring record of Rocky Marciano.

Despite skepticism, Mayweather has insisted throughout the build up to the Pacquiao fight that 49-0 would be enough for him — and he wouldn’t be tempted to try for a 50th win.

 

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