Will Floyd Mayweather Set Record Before Hanging It Up?

By Scott DelleFave
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Floyd “Money” Mayweather says he is pound-for-pound the best fighter in the world, and with a 44-0 record, he has a solid basis for that argument as he backs it up fight in and fight out. Mayweather has beaten the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Arturo Gatti, Shane Mosley and José Luis Castillo.

While he won’t be 37 until next February, the almighty question is whether or not he can reach an unprecedented 50-0 before he retires. That would replace legendary boxer Rocky Marciano, who finished his career at 49-0. It’s a feat that hasn’t been matched, and Mayweather is the only fighter that’s close to this mark.

I think he does, in fact, have a chance, as he fights either two or three fights a year. Being who he is in the ring, he can choose who he fights.

Mayweather isn’t stupid by any means, and he knows how to make the most amount of money for every one of his fights; he has routinely been one of the highest-paid athletes in any given year. That being said, he has turned down numerous lucrative offers to have what would be considered one of the last “Super Fights” in boxing — taking on Manny Pacquiao. It would likely be one of, if not the highest grossing pay-per-view fights in history.

All and all, it will be interesting if Mayweather can reach 50-0 before he hangs it up, and it is not unlikely.

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