Floyd Mayweather happily retired, passes on comeback
Floyd Mayweather is happily retired and is not considering making a return to the ring despite the possibility of professional boxers being able to compete at the 2016 Olympics, according to NBC’s OlympicTalk.
Mayweather told reporters that he does not miss the spotlight of being in the ring.
“For my body to recover from all my fights will be for the rest of my life,” Mayweather said.
Last week, AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu said he was hopeful that Olympic boxing would be open to all fighters and a move could be ratified within months. The 2016 Olympic will take place in Rio de Janeiro with boxing set for Aug. 6 to 21.
Under current rules introduced in 2013, professional boxers are able to go to the Olympics only if they’ve had less than 15 paid fights and signed a contract with the APB, the professional arm of the world boxing governing body AIBA. However, AIBA has proposed to remove these barriers in time for this summer’s Olympics.
Watch Mayweather’s fight in the semi-finals below:
Mayweather would be 43 years old by the time the 2020 Olympics arrive in Tokyo. He finished his career with a 49-0 record as a professional. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Mayweather was defeated by Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria and settled for a bronze medal. He turned professional after the Summer Games.