American boxer Floyd Mayweather said he is retiring after winning by knockout of Irishman Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
«It is decided, I will not return again. This has been my last fight. This is a decision that I owe to my family and that I will abide by. I’m going 50-0. That’s it, it’s time to go, “declared” Money, “40, at the end of his fight against the mixed martial arts (MMA) star.
With this victory, Mayweather leaves the ring with an immaculate card of 50 wins and 0 losses, beating the legendary Italian-American fighter Rocky Marciano (49-0).
The American rejected the criticism that had arisen around his rival, who was making his debut in a boxing ring.
‘A victory is a victory, no matter how you get it. Rocky Marciano is a legend and I hope to be inducted into the Hall of Fame one day, “he added.
Mayweather explained that he had a plan for the fight: to let his opponent tire out as he went through the rounds before finishing him off in the final stages.
“Our plan was to take our time, go to him, let him deliver his punches early and then take him down,” he noted.
“We knew that in MMA he fights for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes it started to slow down, ”he stressed. AFP