It was the much anticipated fight against light-middleweight titleholder Oscar De La Hoya to take place on May 5, 2007. Early on in the match, De La Hoya took the offensive, but many of his punches landed on Mayweather’s shoulders. Mayweather turned the table late in the fight, landing accurate punches at De La Hoya. Mayweather won by split decision. After the fight, Mayweather considered retiring, saying he had nothing left to prove in the boxing world.
About seven months after his retirement, Mayweather came back to the ring to fight light welterweight champion, Ricky Hatton. Mayweather was in full control of this one, knocking Hatton out in round 10. Then he announced his retirement from boxing yet again.
On September 19, 2009, Mayweather came out of retirement again to fight Juan Manuel Marquez. Mayweather won what was a lopsided match after 12 rounds.
After Mayweather’s fight with Shane Mosley in May 2010, he had a 16-month break from which he returned to fight Victor Ortiz. He beat Victor Ortiz in what was a controversial match.
In 2012 Mayweather fought super welterweight champion, Miguel Cotto. He won by unanimous decision.
Fast forward to May 2015, Mayweather eventually fought Manny Pacquiao after many years of negotiation. Mayweather won by unanimous decision, but Manny claimed he fought with a shoulder injury.
After defeating Andre Berto in September 2015, Mayweather retired yet again with an undefeated record of 49-0.
Mayweather came back from retirement ‘again’ to fight his most recent match against Conor McGregor which he won by technical knockout in the 10th round. As usual, he said that was his last fight.
The truth is Mayweather just keeps coming back. He still has a lot of fight in him. He’s still as composed as ever, even McGregor attested to that.
“He was so composed,” McGregor said. “He’s not that powerful, but boy is he composed.”
Mayweather is as composed as ever in the ring, his movement is as epic as ever. The way he bobbed and weaved against McGregor shows that boxing is still in his DNA. Even at 40 Mayweather remains an excellent athlete, he keeps his body at tiptop shape and he is as healthy as ever.
Given the right paycheck, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather will definitely fight again. If not for anything, then for the money. He loves the money and he will fight for it.
So it is not a question of whether Mayweather will fight again. The correct question here is, who will Mayweather fight next?