Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Probably” Closing Door on More Exhibition Matches, Following Logan Paul Bout
By FCF Staff
After going eight rounds with YouTube star Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he may not compete in any more boxing matches again.
The 44-year-old, decorated boxer faced Paul on Sunday night, in a contest that wasn’t sanctioned and had no judges scoring the bout. Mayweather Jr. outscored Paul with punches, but the fight featured little action.
While talking to the media afterwards about his future, Mayweather Jr. said this (quote via MMA Junkie).
“Oh absolutely not; I retired from the sport of boxing,” Mayweather said. “I retired from the sport of boxing. I’ve said this before: It’s not easy, even for this fight. Just train a day and then take a couple of days off, train a day then take a couple of days off because of the age, because of the wear and tear of early on in my career. No punches to the head or anything, but just boxing and just sports period is really hard on the body, athletes, period. As far as me coming back to the sport of boxing (professionally), absolutely not. As far as me doing an exhibition again, probably not.”
Mayweather Jr. (50-0) retired following his 2017 bout with UFC star, Conor McGregor. The undefeated fighter stopped McGregor in round ten.
On December 31, 2018, Mayweather Jr. faced Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition boxing match, and quickly stopped the kickboxing star.