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Is this for real??

Dear Media:
It is with a heavy heart that I write you this message today. I have decided to permanently retire from boxing. This decision was not an easy one for me to make as boxing is all I have done since I was a child. However, these past few years have been extremely difficult for me to find the desire and joy to continue in the sport. I have said numerous times and after several of my fights over the past two years that I might not fight again. At the same time, I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight. However, after many sleepless nights and intense soul-searching I realized I could no longer base my decision on anything but my own personal happiness, which I no longer could find. So I have finally made up my mind, spoken to my family, particularly my mother, and made my decision. I am sorry I have to leave the sport at this time, knowing I still have my God-given abilities to succeed and future multi-million dollar paydays ahead, including the one right around the corner. But there comes a time when money doesn't matter. I just can't do it anymore. I have found a peace with my decision that I have not felt in a long time. Finally, I want to personally thank all of my fans for their loyalty and dedication as my career comes to a close. I always believed that their enthusiasm and support helped carry me to victory with every fight I ever had. It was a great joy to have fought for all of you. Now I hope you understand my decision and wish me well with the rest of my life.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Is this for real??

Dear Media:
It is with a heavy heart that I write you this message today. I have decided to permanently retire from boxing. This decision was not an easy one for me to make as boxing is all I have done since I was a child. However, these past few years have been extremely difficult for me to find the desire and joy to continue in the sport. I have said numerous times and after several of my fights over the past two years that I might not fight again. At the same time, I loved competing and winning and also wanted to continue my career for the fans, knowing they were there for me and enjoyed watching me fight. However, after many sleepless nights and intense soul-searching I realized I could no longer base my decision on anything but my own personal happiness, which I no longer could find. So I have finally made up my mind, spoken to my family, particularly my mother, and made my decision. I am sorry I have to leave the sport at this time, knowing I still have my God-given abilities to succeed and future multi-million dollar paydays ahead, including the one right around the corner. But there comes a time when money doesn't matter. I just can't do it anymore. I have found a peace with my decision that I have not felt in a long time. Finally, I want to personally thank all of my fans for their loyalty and dedication as my career comes to a close. I always believed that their enthusiasm and support helped carry me to victory with every fight I ever had. It was a great joy to have fought for all of you. Now I hope you understand my decision and wish me well with the rest of my life.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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If you believe that youre a tool.
 

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He actually sounded pretty sincere. I take it for what it's worth and I see him getting out for fear of losing his undefeated record and potentially getting seriously injured. I guess he feels pretty confident in where he places in history and his legacy.
 

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It appears so. I don't buy it. If he doesn't fight Cotto next year he can go to hell. I predict there will be something said soon to debunk this as false.
 
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It appears so. I don't buy it. If he doesn't fight Cotto next year he can go to hell. I predict there will be something said soon to debunk this as false.
its strange to say the least shane. he does however make mention to the oscar fight, which he appears to have pulled, he actually sounded very sincere. :dunno:
 

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It appears so. I don't buy it. If he doesn't fight Cotto next year he can go to hell. I predict there will be something said soon to debunk this as false.
I don't buy it either, either it's old or fabricated and that administrator tag is a good look, congrats.
 
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is this just a ploy to push the price of the Oscar rematch again???

If he fights again after this people will never believe a word from his mouth again
 

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I really hope this is not true... I feel like agreeing with Shane, Floyd wouldnt do taht without a huge press conference, not through a message
 
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I really hope this is not true... I feel like agreeing with Shane, Floyd wouldnt do taht without a huge press conference, not through a message
thats what has me thinking he may just be serious this time. his letter seemed honest and well thought out. :dunno:
 

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He didn't write that. The fact that it is on ESPN leads me to believe part of it. I just can't roll with this though.
 

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He is a sham and casts a bad shadow on boxing i hope that coward retires.
You have no respect for boxers, you step in the ring.

Floyds a prick so i can believe he would pull a stunt like this.

He WILL fight OSCAR and HATTON.
This almost falls under baiting. You remind me of someone very familiar


Hopefully floyd got the hint that no one really cared to see the oscar fight, and is just building up a cotto fight. Who knows, he did sound sincere. However it could just be a fake story with some truths.
 

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dunno if this is true but no way that is from floyld mouth. just reading those words it is clear that it is written by a woman that is aged 50 or so. very sweet anyway
 
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