“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.
What? Money doesn’t matter? Part of me believes Floyd, because he just retired when he had a fight around the corner with Oscar De La Hoya that he would have won easily. $20 million dollars for a few knicks and bumps? To quote Clay Davis- “Sheeeeeeeeeeeiittttttttttt!”
I am not mad at all about Mayweather’s decision because it clears the way for Cotto. Mayweather was never going to face Cotto, because he would have been required to face a real challenge. Oscar and another rematch with Hatton aren’t true challenges. They are easy money. I am into rematches, but who wants to see a rerun?
I wouldn’t be shocked if this retirement doesn’t last. When Cotto is getting all the attention, people are questioning Floyd’s decision to duck quality fighters in the welterweight division, the wrestling and endorsement deals dry up because nobody cares about a retired fighter, and 50 Cent is off touring you will see Floyd again.