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Floyd Mayweather speaks about his next move

VICTORY: Floyd 'Money' Mayweather remains undefeated after fighting MMA challenger Conor McGregor last weekend

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has his eyes on becoming a trainer following the end of his career in the ring.

The self proclaimed ‘Best Ever’ boxer hung-up his gloves last week after beating mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in ten rounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Having reached the milestone of fifty fights without loss, Mayweather told the world's press that he wanted to emulate the success of his father, the man responsible for coaching Mayweather throughout most of his 21-year career.

“I look forward to becoming a boxing trainer,” Mayweather enthused.

“My dad is a hell of a trainer, he taught me the sport and everything he taught me from day one I still know.

“I want to teach fighters about becoming a superstar not just in the ring but on the outside. It takes a lot of work on the outside and surrounding yourself with the right team to become a mega-superstar.”


The mega-superstar status Mayweather talks of is exactly what McGregor is seeking. Reflecting on the fight against the Irishman Mayweather said:

“I knew he [McGregor] was going to be awkward from the beginning, but right before we came out I talked with my dad, the game plan was to let him take his heavy shots in the beginning, take our time, then shoot our shots to the body and take him down the stretch. He lasted a little longer than expected but I stuck with the game plan.”

He added:

“He [McGregor] was solid. I’ve been off for a couple of years. I’m not the same Floyd Mayweather I was 21 years ago. I’m not even the same Floyd Mayweather I was two years ago. With coming straight ahead I was going to take some contact. I could have counterpunched and boxed and made it boring but I didn’t want to do that.”

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