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MAYWEATHER RULES OUT RING RETURN

Floyd Mayweather has reiterated claims the he has quit the ring for good just a couple of weeks after retaining his WBC and WBA titles in his farewell fight.

Mayweather extended his unblemished record to 49 straight wins with a one-sided points win over Andre Berto on September 12.

The American had always maintained he would retire following the fight and after the victory insisted that he had “nothing left to prove” after matching Rocky Marciano’s 60-year-old undefeated record and would not be lured back for a 50th fight.

Fans and pundits alike have remained sceptical and Amir Khan recently said he hoped he could lure Mayweather out of retirement for a history-making bout with many in the boxing world believing it will only be a matter of time before he pulls on his gloves again.

Mayweather previously announced he had “permanently” retired in 2008 only to return to the ring, but back at ringside on Tuesday night in the role of promoter for the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions in Las Vegas, he maintained his stance.

The welterweight king was quizzed by the show’s commentating team about his retirement and whether he had changed his mind about making a comeback.

“I’m not coming back, but…” teased the 38-year-old before insisting: “I’m just happy to be on the other side.”

 

 

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