For the last two years Floyd Mayweather Jr. has considered quitting before and after every fight. However, April 30 was the first time he revealed to the world that he might be hanging up the gloves for good. But will he go through with it?
Floyd Mayweather Jr., 37, is “tired” of training for every fight and long press tours. As the champ approaches fight night in Las Vegas on May 3 against Marcos Maidana those tired thoughts are turning into thoughts of retirement. However, Floyd has talked retirement before so everyone is asking — will he walk away from the ring for good?
Floyd Mayweather: Will He Retire After Marcos Maidana Fight?
Floyd doesn’t hide the fact that he works hard to be the champ and it seems like all the hard work is taking it’s toll on the Michigan born boxer.
“He’d just become tired of the training, the rigors of the sport, the media, the tours, people begging him for stuff,” long time friend Nate Jones told the Daily News on April 30.
“He’s just tired of the regimen, of the whole game. He wants to get away sometimes. Now that his kids are taken care of he thinks about it,” Nate added
At the press conference to promote his upcoming fight on April 30 Floyd stated that although he has an outstanding record of 49-0, he’s not worrying about rounding out his win streak.
“I’m not really worried about [GOING 50-0],” Floyd explained to reporters. “I’m being honest — I be contemplating every day — getting out of the sport now. I’m very comfortable. Very comfortable.”
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With such an impressive record of wins and wins via knockouts numbering in the twenties it’s no wonder why he would be considering retirement. However, only time will tell if hangs up the gloves for good.
“If I choose to walk away then I walk away,” Floyd also revealed to the Daily News. “It’s just me being a human being. If I feel like walking away then I’m walking away.”
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