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Floyd Mayweather announces his retirement from boxing

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LAS VEGAS — Floyd Money Mayweather has retired from boxing, maintaining his undefeated record of 49-0.

Earning an excess of $800 million over the course of his 19-year career, the welterweight champion produced five world titles in five weight divisions.

The 38-year-old said he “had a game plan from the very beginning.”

“I always knew what I wanted to do — be outspoken, be one of a kind. To be in the sport for 19 years and to be world champion 18 years, I’ve had a remarkable career,” he told the Huffington Post.

Before announcing his retirement from the sport, Mayweather tied Rocky Marciano for the record of 49 wins and no losses.

But why not break the record?

“So now it’s time for me to help these young fighters break my record. I want to see my records broken,” he said in the announcement of his retirement. “Of course, I want to be a part of it.”

As Floyd announced his retirement once before back in 2009, he was asked if he might ‘get that itch’ to come back for another bout.

“My career is over. It’s official. My 49-0 record is part of boxing,” he said. “I am leaving the sport with all my faculties, I’m still sharp and smart. I’ve accomplished everything in this sport, there’s nothing else to accomplish.”