After previously stating that his career was over upon completion of his Showtime/CBS deal, Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. seemingly has had a change of heart during a promotional tour stop in San Antonio yesterday.
"After my five more fights, guess what? I think after (getting to) 49-0 we may stay in this sport a little longer. This Sept. 14, it's just another walk in the park," said Mayweather.
While a loss from the undefeated pound-for-pound champ may be unfathomable for many, a young, and extremely talented fighter in Canelo Alvarez will likely prove to be much more than just a stroll in the park. Mayweather's 30-month deal will end after his 38th birthday, and while he has not shown any current signs of slowing down, age eventually K.O's even the greatest fighting careers. Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson serve as two examples of fighters whose skills began to diminsh in their late 30's. Mayweather's legacy means everything to him, as he would ideally like to retire undefeated and in conversation with the greatest fighters of all-time. Any setback within these next six fights could alter his retirement timetable again.