Longtime readers of MMAmania.com know we like to cover big "Money" fights in Boxing; however, the list of bouts that make our front page may have just decreased by one.
That's because undefeated WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is considering hanging up the gloves for good following his unanimous decision win over Miguel Cotto last Saturday night (May 5, 2012) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Pretty Boy" claims there's no one left for him to fight.
Of course the obvious opponent is Manny Pacquiao, but that bout "is not going to happen" according to Mayweather, who has continually been dogged by the fan's cries for a future "Pac Man" fight, which some pundits have suggested could be the richest contest in the history of combat sports.
But is it all about the "Money?" Mayweather breaks it down to the LA Times after the jump.
"There's really no one for me to fight anymore. I don't have to fight if I don't want to. They say to save the best for last, and if this was my last fight, it was a hell of a fight. It's (fighting Pacquiao) not going to happen. It's not my fault."
Both Mayweather and Pacqiao have said time and again that they're ready to make the fight. But as soon as talks seem to take a turn and get serious, something comes up to get in the way. Maybe it's drug testing, maybe it's promoter Bob Arum, and maybe everyone is ducking everyone else.
Maybe it's a little bit of all three.
The one thing we do know is all this talk will have to wait until both men satisfy the commitments they have in front of them. Pacquiao is booked to throws hands against Timothy Bradley on June 9 in Las Vegas and Mayweather has a 90-day jail sentence that will start on June 1.
When all is said and done, does anyone really think Mayweather will call it quits for good?
See what he did against Miguel Cotto in our post-fight wrap-up right here.