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Floyd Mayweather announces retirement date

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Money ready to call it quits
Money ready to call it quits.

Boxing's biggest draw Floyd Mayweather has confirmed earlier this week that he plans to fight for the last time in September 2015, when his current record-breaking television with showtime comes to an end.

Mayweather signed the six-fight deal rumoured to be worth an astonishing $250m last Feburary, in a collaborative deal with CBS that locked the 45-0 superstar into six fights over a 30-month period.

Since signing that incredible contract Mayweather has maintained his flawless record with wins over Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez, but 'Money' recently admitted during a speaking tour in South Africa that he has no plans to fight on past his current Showtime moneyspinner.

He said: "I remember my first fight when I was a kid in 1987 and September 2015 will be my last."

Last September's dominant win over Alvarez saw Mayweather send records tumbling in terms of box-office revenue, with the Las Vegas showdown the highest grossing boxing event of all time with a reported $150m in revenue.

The 36-year-old is yet to confirm his next opponent, although a bout with British former world champion Amir Khan is widely expected to take place on May 3rd.

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