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Mayweather announces retirement

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why? is he just running away from De La Hoya, Hatton and Cotto? Or does he just want the easy money of WWE?

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posted Jun 10, 2008

"Hatton would paste him at that weight"

Hatton would not paste him at that weight, in his back yard or with his Mum as the referee, get over it.

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posted Jun 10, 2008

Mayweather is the best boxer ever, he took Hatton to pieces and De La Hoya is to old to keep up with Mayweather.

WELL DONE FLOYD AWESOME BOXER.

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posted Jun 10, 2008

Mayweather is a boxing great and has gone out at the top with a "pefect" record.

I don't think he has that mentality of ducking anyone but I would had love to of seen him fight Cotto.

Hopefully he'll do a U-turn.

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posted Jun 10, 2008

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"Hatton would paste him at that weight"

Hatton would not paste him at that weight, in his back yard or with his Mum as the referee, get over it.


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I think it would be a much tighter affair at that weight.

I'd never again tout Hatton to beat Mayweather. But surely his chances are better at LWW...i'm presuming thats the weight you were chatting about.

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posted Jun 10, 2008

No i don't think so he would take a whooping at any weight, remember Floyd has fought at Super feather.

He was never a big draw because his style is not exciting, its very defensive, but damn it is effective he never gets hit, and his accuracy is amazing. You just have to look at his face to see he is a master of avoiding punches, never seen him with so much as a bruise or a cut, and in 39 fights that is incredible.

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posted Jun 11, 2008

All true fight fans would agree that Floyd Mayweather was the best boxer of his generation. Watching him dismantle Hatton live in Vegas is without question my most memorable moment in the sport to date. There was absoultely no shame in Hatton losing to Mayweather that night - and Hatton himself will rightfully join the Hall of Fame when he eventually bows out - but he was up against someone who put on a masterclass of a performance. Get the DVD, watch round 8 and you will know what I'm talking about.

I hope Floyd sticks to his word and stays retired as he has nothing left to prove in this game.

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posted Jun 11, 2008

I'm sick of seeing this Cotto/Mayweather argument. The simple fact of the matter is, Cotto doesn't have the class, speed, fitness or agility to cope with Mayweather.

IMO, I see no reason why a 5 weight world champion should have to prove himself against a two weight contender?

As for Hatton, he never stood a chance against PBF. It is widely recognised that Hatton takes a lot of punches, and with the accuracy that Floyd possess, there was going to be, and will ever be one outcome.

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posted Jun 13, 2008

Shame he's retiring so young and some could argue at hes peak. But with 100 million in the bank may be he thinks it's time to start enjoying it. That aside, I agree - he'll be back as there's some things money can't buy and Mayweather is a boxer before anything else. Entering other business enterprises or just spending cash will never repalce the blood, swaet and tears of boxing. But good luck to him and I think all boxing fans owe him a thank you for what he has bought to the sport and admire what he has acheived.

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posted Jun 13, 2008

"I hope Floyd sticks to his word and stays retired as he has nothing left to prove in this game."

There is always something to prove in any kind of sport, the fact that they can continue to the bitter end! i totaly agree that mayweather is the best thing since cheddar cheese but if a boxer can still box then there is always something to prove, mayweather is in great physical condition, miby if floyd went 12 rounds with hatton and it was a close decision then he should think about closing the curtains but to go out and see him perform the way he did you cant help but think theres plenty more where that came from and if you can say that about a boxer then there is alot he can prove! its just that he has a choice if he wants to or not... either way i will always respect the best and his decision!!!

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posted Jun 16, 2008

Its good to see champions able to walk away from the game with their records in tact, in good health and with all their faculties.
Well done Mayweather, its good to see that there are still some kings of the ring.

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