Floyd Mayweather Curbs Potential Conor McGregor Rematch as He Vows to Never Fight Pro Again

Published 06/07/2021, 1:44 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Following an unofficial draw against Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather appears to have hung up his boxing gloves for good. While a potential rematch against Conor McGregor could have brought him back, ‘Money’ has opened up on his fighting future, citing almost no possibility of a comeback.

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Although he had been adamant about re-matching McGregor several times in the past, his recent statement doesn’t reflect the same. Hence, we might never see Mayweather vs McGregor 2 happen. After his fight with Logan Paul, ‘Money’, who spoke to the media in the official press conference, shocked several fans with his responses.

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On the Showtime event, the undefeated boxer said, “Oh absolutely not, I have retired from the sport of boxing. I said it before, it’s not easy. Just, even for this fight, train a day, take a couple of days off. Train a day take a couple of days off because of the age, because of the wear and tear from the early on my career.”

“Boxing is a warranty on the body.”

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Mayweather had earlier claimed that he would accept exhibition fights. However, the scrap with Logan Paul may have changed his mind and taken away his desire to make another ring walk. Hence, Conor McGregor may have to fight someone other than Floyd Mayweather if he wants to return to boxing.

The end of Floyd Mayweather?

After over a two-decades of dominance, 50 professional wins, and championship wins at five divisions, Mayweather claimed he is done with the sport of boxing. While the media was quick to ask about the possibility of another exhibition, ‘Money’ had a straight reply.

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“If I would do an exhibition? Probably not,” said Floyd Mayweather.

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The 44-year-old has several other ventures to look after, including his own boxing promotion. As he has achieved it all and doesn’t need to fight anymore, it makes sense for Mayweather to retire from all types of boxing.

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Do you want to see more from Floyd Mayweather? Has he retired for good?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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