Floyd Mayweather’s retirement from boxing last year after he fought Andre Berto was a statement in itself. The pound for pound king wanted the world to know that by retiring at the top of his game, boxing won’t be retiring him. It’s he who’s in control of his career.
Floyd Mayweather’s 49-0 record raises questions regarding his sincerity of calling it quits at a time when much can still be achieved. “Money May” convincingly defeated his rival Manny Pacquiao, which set him apart from the rest of the competition.
His great performance cemented his reputation as one of the best defensive fighters of all-time, having fought one of the best offensive fighters of his generation and coming out barely scathed.
Floyd only needs one more victory to break boxing legend Rocky Marciano’s record.
Not unlike Manny Pacquiao, nobody seems to be counting on Mayweather’s retirement to last long. After all, Floyd himself had made it known that he may indeed come back if the financial offer is right. The only question may be, against whom?
But the money being proffered in his fights are too good to be refused for so long.
If he should un-retire, against Floyd Mayweather Sr.’s wishes, his father believes that it should be against Adrien Broner.
According to Eastside Boxing, Floyd Mayweather Sr. said, “If he’s going to make a comeback, pick the right opponent and then shut it down, call it quits and leave that part of the sport alone. I know who I’d like to see him fight. Broner. They used to be friends – not anymore.”
Both boxers fight similarly, being defensive-minded, adopting the Philly Shell defense. A fight between two pugs waiting on each other to initiate an attack could turn out to be a boring match up, but could it be that his coach and father thinks “Money” is no longer as sharp as he used to?
If so, fighting a defensive fighter could play the trick of an easy victory, and that’s exactly what choosing the right opponent meant.
“I wouldn’t advise him to continue to fight. Why? He has enough money and he’s smart with it. He has nothing more to prove. There’s no reason to keep fighting.” Mayweather Sr. said, as reported by SkySports.
“Every year your reflexes are going to give – they’re going to stop. You’re not going to be able to move like you used to move, and you won’t be able to duck all the same punches you used to.”
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