You’ve taken very little punishment during your career, but at age 35, how much longer do you anticipate fighting?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. – I plan to end my career when I am 37 but we will see how I feel then too.
At 35, I am in the best shape of my life. I’m dedicated to my craft and to the sport of boxing. For those reasons, I know that as long as I feel and remain healthy, I can continue to fight for as long as I want. I have the best team, “The Money Team,” in my corner who works with me day in and day out to make sure that I’m prepared every time that I step into the ring. Staying focused is definitely a big part of my success and it will continue to be. At this moment, I’m the fighter to beat and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Of course, I would like to fight for the fans too. They have supported me throughout my career and without them I would not be the fighter I am today. Forty-two have tried, 42 have failed. I will hang up the gloves when I’m ready.
When my career is over I know I will live with no regrets. Everyone asks about other fights and fighters I might fight but none of that will affect my decisions to fight moving forward.
I don’t live with regrets. No way. I work for me, I fight for me and I will always do what’s best for my career and my family. But right now, I’m focused on my upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto on May 5 and once I beat him, I can then worry about what’s next step in my career.
“Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto,” and Canelo Alvarez vs. Sugar Shane Mosley will take place Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
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Photo Caption: Seven-Time and Five-Division World Champion Floyd Mayweather (Seated) poses on May 1, 2012 upon his arrival at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for his May 5, 2010 world championship mega-fight against WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.