Mayweather announces retirement plans
Decorated world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather says he is likely to retire from the sport before his 38th birthday.
The WBC Welterweight holder made the announcement at a press conference on Monday and says he is comfortable with the decision, having weighed up his plans for the immediate future. Mayweather, currently 35, faces Miguel Cotto this Saturday for the WBA Super World Light Middleweight Championship, and admits he could have just four further bouts remaining if he sticks to his plans to hang up the gloves. "37 is just an age I chose to be finished. It's just a number I chose. It could be earlier. It takes six months to build a PPV fight, so that's probably only two fights a year - if that - and that sounds about right," said Mayweather. The Michigan-born fighter, who has boxed at five different weights during his career, will spend 60 days in prison from June 1 following an incident of domestic violence involving his partner. He is rumoured to be keen to face highly-rated duo Saul Alvarez and Sergio Martinez upon his release from custody, before an anticipated showdown with long-time nemesis Manny Pacquiao in 2013.