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Retired Floyd Mayweather keen to train a future boxing champion

Floyd Mayweather expressed his hope that he can help develop a fighter to emulate him after declaring his retirement following his win over Andre Berto in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, who retained his WBC and WBA welterweight titles, equalled former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record on Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over fellow American Berto at the MGM Grand.

The 38-year-old champion had repeated in the build-up to the bout his insistence it would be his last, and said in his in-ring interview after the contest: "My career is over, that's official.

"You've got to know when to hang it up. I'm close to 40 now. There's nothing left to prove. Now I just want to spend time with my family."

And shortly afterwards, Mayweather said: "I've accomplished everything in the sport, so now it is time for me to help these young fighters break my record.

"I want to see my records broken - and I want to be a part of it.

"Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes, there are so many legendary champions that have opened up the doors.

"But these young fighters in the audience, they know the truth. They say 'we want to be like Mayweather'."

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