Floyd Mayweather set to reject fights with rivals Jake Paul and Conor McGregor

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Floyd Mayweather will likely hang up his gloves for good after his exhibition bout with Logan Paul in Miami last night.

The former world champion was unable to stop YouTube star Paul over eight three-minute rounds, and both he and Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza have suggested that he won't be stepping back into the ring, even for exhibitions.

There are big money bouts on the page that wouldn't affect his 50-0 professional record, including a rematch with Conor McGregor, or a fight with Jake Paul, Logan's brother who many believe is the better fighter of the two.

"I am going into the Hall of Fame," he told reporters after the bout. "I have nothing to prove.

"If they are happy with grappling and holding for eight rounds, that’s good for them – I hope the fans were pleased.

Floyd Mayweather couldn't stop Logan Paul last night in Miami
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"I have been in this sport for so long, I was letting people see I can come out at the age of 44 and bring 30,000 to the stadium and bring good pay-per-view numbers.

“I am not going to perform like I was 19, it’s all about growth and aging – I can’t fight like when I fought people like Gatti and people like that."

Speaking about what was next for him in the sport, Mayweather appeared to confirm that he was done for good, including bouts like the ones he did with Paul and Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018.

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“I could have pressed really hard but it was fun," he continued, bemoaning Paul's lack of forward pressure as the fight went on.

"His whole goal was to survive and that was a win for him; if he’s happy, so be it. In the history books I will always be the greatest.

“Will I make a comeback? Absolutely not. I have retired from the sport of boxing. I probably won’t do an exhibition again either.

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“If he would have fought more, it wouldn’t have lasted eight rounds. I am just blessed to build a legacy and build a fortune from it.

"I have made some smart investments and everything is paid for. But we did what we had to do tonight."

Mayweather had previously teased an exhibition bout with Logan's brother Jake, especially after their brawl at the pre-fight press conference for last night's bout.

And there will always be interest in a revival of the old Mayweather vs McGregor feud that dominated the sporting world in 2017 when the pair first faced off.

Mayweather got the better of their meeting at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in August of that year, in a bout that was sanctioned and did count on both men's boxing records.

McGregor put on a good showing in the early rounds, but as the bout drew on he faded and it was stopped in the tenth after Mayweather landed a barrage of punches with no reply.

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