Floyd Mayweather: Apology for Ray Rice comments

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At Wednesday's final press conference to promote "Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana II", Floyd Mayweather Jr. was visibly and uncharacteristically humbled by the recent media backlash regarding his controversial comments pertaining to the NFL's decision to indefinitely suspend running back Ray Rice from the league. After addressing the press in attendance at the media event, Floyd spoke to Showtime Sports about the "ignorant" commentary.

"I was just getting word from people that there was a video out there," admits the five division world champion. "I didn't know because I was busy training for a fight."

When the biggest name in boxing made his now infamous remarks about the ruling by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday afternoon, the always candid prizefighter admitted that he had yet to actually see the controversial video footage and really didn't understand how disturbing and violent the captured images truly were.

After finally viewing the startling video, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sincerely apologetic.

"If I offended anyone, I apologize. You know, I didn't mean to offend anyone and I apologize to the NFL and to anybody else who got offended."

"You know, I'm not perfect and I make mistakes...and I don't condone that."

When the Showtime correspondent further probed the current Welterweight and Junior Middleweight Champion about his longevity in the fight game, "Money May" replied in a way that will undoubtedly make his fervent supporters unhappy.

"We don't really know what the future holds for Floyd Mayweather, but as of right now, I plan to retire after two more fights in 2015," stated the 37 year old prizefighter. "That's how I've been feeling lately."

The two scheduled bouts in 2015 would fulfill his six fight contractual obligation to Showtime Sports and CBS Network. The agreement was originally made between the prizefighter and the television giant in February of 2013.

Saturday night's bout against Maidana will be his fourth featured bout within the accord with CBS and Showtime Sports.


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