Floyd Mayweather says he will fight once more before retiring

Sunday May 3rd, 2015

After defeating Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in what was billed the "Fight of the Century," Floyd Mayweather said he will fight one last time in September and then retire. 

Mayweather, 38, has never lost a fight in 48 tries as a professional. His professional debut came in 1996 when he knocked out Roberto Apodaca in Las Vegas. You can look back on his career history here

"My last fight is in September, then it's time for me to hang it up," he said on the broadcast after the fight. "You know, I'm almost 40 years old now, I've been in the sport 19 years, I've been world champion for 18 years, and I'm truly, truly thankful and I'm blessed."

WATCH: Highlights from Mayweather's win over Pacquiao

Mayweather said in January 2014 that he would fight for the final time in September 2015. An opponent has not been announced.

After the fight was over, Mayweather also said Pacquiao is a "hell of a fighter."

"I tip my hat off to Manny Pacquiao, now I see why he's one of the guys that's at the pinnacle in the sport of boxing."


- Molly Geary



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