Floyd Mayweather Jr Retires from Boxing - No Oscar De La Hoya or Ricky Hatton rematch
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (June 6, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
On Friday in an announcement sure to send shock waves through the boxing world, Floyd Mayweather Jr, announced his retirement. In a statement released, Mayweather stated the decision was not an easy one to make and cited lack of desire as a reason for an early retirement.

In the statement, Mayweather stated: "I have decided to permanently retire from boxing. This decision was not an easy one for me to make as boxing is all I have done since I was a child." Mayweather went on
to add: "However, these past few years have been extremely difficult for me to find the desire and joy to continue in the sport."

Mayweather went on to further state: "I am sorry I have to leave the sport at this time, knowing I still have my God-given abilities to succeed and future multi-million pay-days ahead, including the one right around the corner. But there comes a time when money doesn't matter. I just can't do it anymore. I have found a peace with my decision that I have not felt in a long time."

With his sudden retirement from the sport ends the possibility of a rematch with Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton. It was widely reported that a fight with Oscar De La Hoya was in the works for September of this year.



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