Floyd Mayweather announces retirement: This was my last fight ‘for sure’

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After defeating Conor McGregor by technical knockout in the tenth round, Floyd Mayweather said he is retiring from fighting.

Now sporting a 50-0 career record, Mayweather said the McGregor fight was the last of his career.

“This was my last fight, ladies and gentleman,” Mayweather said after the fight.

When pressed by the interviewer about whether he would return for a 51st fight if presented by another big payday, Mayweather continued, saying it was his last fight “for sure.”

According to reports, Mayweather made $US100 million for the fight, with the chance to earn up to $US250 million if the pay-per-views exceeded 4.6 million, according to Yahoo’s Kevin Iole.

Mayweather has often come under criticism for his timing when fighting opponents and his defensive style, but in the his self-proclaimed final fight, he went out aggressively and impressively.