Mayweather on retirement: 'I left because health is more important than money'

Milan Ordoņez on Dec 09, 2015 05:14 PM
Floyd Jr. on retiring: 'Health is more important than money'
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Floyd Mayweather may have officially left the sport of boxing in September, but his name remains relevant in today’s boxing world.

Notable figures such as Manny Pacquiao, Gennady Golovkin, and even retired boxer turned big-time promoter Oscar De La Hoya have gone on challenge the undefeated boxer, in one way or another. Mayweather has repeatedly reiterated his decision to remain retired and focus on being a full-time family man and entrepreneur.

But in a recent report by Boxingscene, “Money May” gave another reason for choosing to keep himself shelved. This time, he says he is making his health a foremost priority.

“Going into a match, I never thought about the money,” Mayweather explained. “I was thinking about the fans and how to beat the opponent. The goal was to provide for my family. But the money for me was not the most important thing.” 

“Right now my ultimate goal is to help other people, to help people in other countries,” he adds. “I left boxing because my health is more important than money."

Floyd Jr. earned the biggest pay check of his career in May during his fight against Manny Pacquiao, where he took home $300 million.

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