One of the interesting parts about the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight contract is that it didn’t contain a rematch clause should Conor McGregor win, a standard clause in many high profile matches like this. We originally suspected that was because Floyd Mayweather and his team were so confident they’d win on August 26th. But it turns out it’s because Mayweather is done boxing after this one.
“Actually I thought that the Andre Berto, I thought that was going to be the last weigh in,” Floyd said on a media conference call. “I thought that was going to be the last training camp. I mean, just honestly speaking, I thought that was going to be my last everything. But you just never know what can happen. We’re here with this big event. It’s just, this is my last one, ladies and gentlemen. I gave my word to Al Haymon. I gave my word to my children. And one thing I don’t want to do is break that.”
“I gave Haymon my word. I gave my children my word. I’m going to stick to my word. This will be my last fight.”
As for what Mayweather will do with his time in retirement? With two years worth of experience under his belt, it sounds like he already knows what his life is going to look like.
“My real estate portfolio is truly amazing,” he said. “I’ve got real estate that’s very very huge, that’s a huge part of my life. My children are going to college so that’s going to take up a lot of my time because education is extremely important in my home. I want my kids to do something that I wasn’t able to do.”
“I want them to be able to go to college, and the businesses that I leave for them I want them to take those and take them to the next level. If I took a business and made a hundred million, I want them to take it to the next level to make four or five hundred million. So it’s all about giving back. And I built different businesses and got businesses started so my children’s children can take over some day.”
Sounds like a veritable empire. Maybe sometime down the line, one of Floyd’s kids can fight one of Conor’s kids. I’d say that’s extremely unlikely, but so is Mayweather vs. McGregor and here we are.