His cut for his swansong fight was US$32 million.
“You have to know when to hang it up”, he said in the ring afterward. “I’m financially secure and I’m in good health”. Now Mayweather just wants to spend more time with his family and to focus on Mayweather Promotions and The Money Team. “I’ve broken all records”. “Hopefully, some day we can find the next Floyd Mayweather”.
But it remains to be seen if a man driven by huge pay cheques and being the best can turn down a fortune to fight next May in what would be another record-breaking 12 rounds of action.
Berto landed just 17 percent of his punches, while Mayweather connected on an astounding 57 percent (232 of 410).
For the final 30 seconds, the crowd of 13,395 at the MGM Grand Garden stood, their camera phones in their hands, documenting the end of the unbeaten star’s legendary career.
All three judges had it one-sided for Mayweather: 120-108, 118-110, and 117-111.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been telling the whole world that he will be retiring and that his fight with Andre Berto will be his last; and it seems that he is dead serious about it.
“He was hard to hold onto and was slippery, very slippery”, Berto said following the fight, according to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole.
“Even if it had been his night, so be it – I would still be TBE (The Best Ever)”. All 48 fights played a major key.
But he was cleared earlier this week by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which said in a report that Mayweather had applied for a waiver to use the IV in the lead-up to that fight.
Ringside punch stats showed Mayweather’s defensive wizardry. To be in the sport for 19 years and to be world champion for 18 years, I’ve had a remarkable career. “He was really, really slippery”. He was never able to hurt Berto, though, and passed up chances to engage him in exchanges.
It was a 15-second clip showing Pacquiao in bed, as he lay on his tummy, resting on his elbows, playing the piano on a phone app.
If this is truly Floyd’s final fight, which many are saying it is not, he has had one of most distinguished careers of any athlete on the face of the planet.
“My career’s over”, he said during the postfight ring interview. Known for utilizing his speed and dodging prowess, one of the most winningest boxers in history proved that his technique is effective at winning matches.
“I’ve accomplished everything”, Mayweather said.