Welterweight champ Mayweather Jr. retires

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Welterweight champ Mayweather Jr. retires

Post by Nanoman on June 6th 2008, 8:02 pm

Posted: Friday June 6, 2008 5:32PM; Updated: Friday June 6, 2008 5:35PM

Unbeaten welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced his retirement again, with boxing's unofficial pound-for-pound king saying he no longer has the passion necessary to fight.

Mayweather, the WBC welterweight champion, made the announcement in a letter to select media members Friday. The 31-year-old former U.S. Olympian (39-0, 25 KOs) hasn't fought since beating Ricky Hatton in December, but was widely expected to fight Oscar De La Hoya in September in a rematch of the richest fight in boxing history.

"This decision was not an easy one for me to make, as boxing is all I have done since I was a child," said Mayweather, the son and nephew of three of the sport's top trainers. "However, these past few years have been extremely difficult for me to find the desire and joy to continue in the sport."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/mma/boxing/06/06/mayweather.ap/
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Re: Welterweight champ Mayweather Jr. retires

Post by flexwave2003 on January 16th 2009, 9:16 am

Gone, but not keeping himself out of the lime light.

Also this is the first post of 2009.

I can hear the echo of silence.
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