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Floyd Mayweather Comments on Life After Boxing, Time with Family, More

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, watches from court side seats during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIFebruary 5, 2016

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has had a lot of free time on his hands since retiring from professional boxing. 

The 38-year-old, who walked away from the ring at 49-0-0 after defeating Andre Berto in September, told Declan Taylor of that he doesn't have the itch to return to the ring and is spending his spare time with his family:

I don't really miss it. I fought for 37 years. ... This time in my children's life is very, very valuable. I have three children that are about to go to college really soon, so that's very important to me now. I missed a lot of valuable time where I could have been spending time with my children because I gave boxing my whole life.

In a recent interview with the BBC, Mayweather said he was offered "crazy numbers" in the nine-figure range to make a comeback, but he decided against it:

Life is great. My family has a comfortable life from me going out there and taking chances and taking risks. That was the ultimate goal. I am very happy that I was able to be a risk-taker. Roll the dice and take chances. Me being in the 12th grade, leaving school, leaving everything behind, leaving my family behind to go out there and do something that I love to do. It paid off in the long run.

Mayweather seemed adamant about hanging up his gloves when he defeated Berto. If he were to come back, the main reason would be a chance to go 50-0, though he has said he's "content" with tying Rocky Marciano's record.

And if Mayweather doesn't get the itch to box again, he'll likely stay retired.

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