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Mayweather counting down to retirement

LAS VEGAS - Two years. Four more fights.

The end of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s career is in sight, because even the best fighter of his era can’t beat Father Time. He’ll be 38 and another $150 million or so richer when his lucrative contract with Showtime ends, and by then even the fighter raised from birth to be in the ring will likely have had his fill.

Appreciate his spectacular skills while you can. After what Mayweather did Saturday night to Canelo Alvarez, it’s hard to argue when he proclaims himself as one of the greatest ever to lace on the gloves.

The only real question now is, can anyone give him a legitimate fight?

“I don’t know what the future holds now,” Mayweather said. “I’m not psychic.”

Maybe not, but Mayweather knows this: He’ll fight next May (Cinco de Mayweather he calls it) against someone, and he’ll make another huge purse to fund his ever growing collection of exotic cars and his six-figure bets on football and basketball games. After that, there will be three more fights, and then Mayweather plans to retire to his Big Boy mansion on a golf course near the Las Vegas Strip.

“I’ve only got 24 months left,” he said. AP

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