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Floyd Mayweather: Last Fight Will Be In September 2015

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Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather during a media briefing at the Sascoc House on January 15, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The undefeated boxing champion is in South Africa for a six-day visit that the government hopes will revive boxing in the country. (Photo by Alon Skuy/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images) | The Times via Getty Images

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he'll fight for the last time in September next year.

Mayweather told guests at a gala dinner in South Africa on Friday that he remembers his first fight when he was a kid in 1987, and that "September 2015 will be my last."

The unbeaten five-division world champion, considered by many the best boxer of his era, said after beating Canelo Alvarez in a dominating display last September that he had four fights and two years left in his career.

Mayweather's next bout will be in May against an undecided opponent, having said this week that British fighter Amir Khan and Argentine Marcos Maidana are the leading contenders.

Mayweather has a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts and made his pro debut in 1996.

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