World Boxing Council welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr announced Sunday that he plans to retire after his next fight.

”I told you all along it wasn’t about the money, it was about the legacy,” Mayweather said during the Los Angeles Times interview. ”I have accomplished all I want in boxing. I am going out on top.”

The 29-year-old Mayweather snatched the crown from Carlos Baldomir on Saturday with a 12-round unanimous decision for the WBC belt.

Mayweather (37-0, 24 KOs) is hoping to earn payday against Oscar De La Hoya in his next fight.

”After tonight. If he (De La Hoya) wants me, he knows where to reach me,” Mayweather said.

Mayweather’s immediate health concern is to heal his right hand which was injured in the sixth round. He was forced to use one hand against Baldomir throughout the rest of the fight.

”I don’t really know what happened to it,” Mayweather said. ”Until then I thought I would knock him out down the stretch. I can win under any circumstances. I am here to stay.”

Mayweather won the International Boxing Federation welterweight title over Zab Judah in April but gave up the belt to be able to face Baldomir.(Manila Bulletin)

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