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Morning Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr. reveals plans to retire in September 2015

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Eric Jamison

Undefeated at 37 years old, boxing's pound-for-pound king revealed Tuesday his plans to call it a career.

Speaking with media members following his arrival to the MGM Grand for fight week, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he intends to retire in September 2015. Mayweather will finish out his current six-fight, $200 million contract with Showtime and CBS, completing the fourth fight on his deal Saturday when he defends his welterweight world title to Marcos Maidana.

"I only got two more fights left (after Saturday) and after the next two fights I just want to build the Mayweather Promotions brand," said Mayweather, via ESPN's Dan Rafael.

"My next fight is in May and my last fight is in September, so a year from now will be my last fight."

Mayweather also dampened rumors he was in talks to finally face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, saying it was nothing more than Top Rank promoter Bob Arum drumming up publicity for Pacquiao's pay-per-view bout with Chris Algieri Nov. 22 in Macau, China.

"Not true," Mayweather said. "I can't say what the future holds, but Arum and Pacquiao is trying to sell tickets for the (fight with the) guy named (Chris) Algieri. Trying to sell tickets for that fight. I don't know where they fighting, I don't know anything about what Top Rank is doing."

I won't insult you by trying to shoehorn some sort of MMA angle into this lead story, so here's Chuck Liddell kicking a cutout of Floyd.

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Get him on.

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Bad knees.

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Into the sunset.

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Beef?

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OK.

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Congrats.

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Damn.

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What color belt is that?

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announced yesterday (Sept. 9 2014)

Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins at UFC 179

Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos at UFC 179

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