Not that you care actually, but undefeated Welterweight Champ Floyd Mayweather retires from boxing undefeated. Mayweather, an Olympic bronze medalist who has won belts in five weight classes, made the abrupt announcement in a letter to select media members Friday. The 31-year-old WBC welterweight champ (39-0, 25 KOs) hasn’t fought since beating Ricky Hatton last December, but was widely expected to take on Oscar De La Hoya in September in a rematch of the richest fight in boxing history.
“This decision was not an easy one for me to make, as boxing is all I have done since I was a child,” said Mayweather, the son and nephew of three of the sport’s top trainers. “However, these past few years have been extremely difficult for me to find the desire and joy to continue in the sport.”
I just simply think that his retirement was kinda immature. Yes, Mayweather is an undefeated champ, who defeated mostly future “washed-out” Hall of Famers, known for his speed and defenses has not even fought some of the best on the weight division. He should at least fight the winner of the Cotto-Margarito fight before he retires. A fight that could really prove that he is indeed one of the best fighters the sport has ever had. Hopefully, he will come out of retirement soon as I still want to see him square off with the other great fighters the division has to offer. The welterweight division (light welter, welter and super welter) is one of the deepest divisions in boxing and he was fighting for the money, the some of the big catch of the sport resides in this division. If he can just wait for the Cotto-Margarito winner, challenge the winner, then retire after it, then he would put an honorable exit to his already stellar boxing career.
Also, another problem now is who will be Pound-for-Pound’s best after Mayweather retires? Will it be Mega Manny Pacquaio? or Joe Calzaghe?
Let’s just hope to see the Money play in the ring once more. What are your comments about this?