Floyd Mayweather says he ‘probably won’t do another exhibition’ and could NEVER fight again after Logan Paul went the full eight rounds with him, ending any chances of a rematch against UFC star Conor McGregor
The Money Man, who is widely regarded as the greatest fighter of this generation, failed to knockout the YouTuber-turned-boxer in their exhibition fight in Miami on Sunday night in a major shock.
It was huge moral victory for Paul, who has only ever had two fights in the ring – one as a professional and one as an amateur.
Mayweather, 44, looked as slick as ever but could not land a concussive blow on his younger and heavier opponent and has now said that could be the last time he ever fights again, ending any chances of a rematch against Conor McGregor.
Speaking afterwards, Mayweather said: ‘I wanted to give people a show and he was fighting to survive, he was the bigger guy but his background was wrestling so was good at tying me up.
‘Just going the distance was a win for him. He can grapple and was good at holding. When a guy that size is holding you, it’s hard to get him off you. I had fun, he did too. It was cool.
‘A guy that’s retired, training a few days a week, for me to be retired, be a grandfather and fight a guy in his 20’s. When the money comes, we will see who the winner is.
‘I am going into the Hall of Fame, I have nothing to prove. If they are happy with grappling and holding for eight rounds, that’s good for them. I hope the fans were pleased. I have been in this sport for so long, I was letting people see I can come out at the age of 44 and bring 30,000 to the stadium and bring good pay-per-view numbers.
‘I am not going to perform like I was 19, it’s all about growth and aging. I can’t fight like when I fought people like Gatti and people like that. It’s sad Pacquiao is coming out to fight again.
‘I could have pressed really hard but it was fun. His whole goal was to survive and that was a win for him. If he’s happy, so be it. In the history books I will always be the greatest.’
He added: ‘Will I make a comeback? Absolutely not. I have retired from the sport of boxing. I probably won’t do an exhibition again either.
‘If he would have fought more, it wouldn’t have lasted eight rounds. I am just blessed to build a legacy and build a fortune from it. I have made some smart investments and everything is paid for. We did what we had to do tonight.’