FLOYD Mayweather Jr doesn't know what the futiure holds for him.
All he is focused on is the present. And for him, boxing is in the past.
"I'm an old man now, so there's no word fighting in Floyd Mayweather," said the 41-year-old undefeated boxing champion and one of the greatest fighters of his era upon arriving in the country for the very first time in the wee hours of Tuesday.
"You don't know what the future holds, but as of right now, I'm retired."
The statement doused once and for all hopes for a prospective rematch with Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao, who he defeated by unanimous decision in the richest fight ever in boxing history three years ago.
What's more, Mayweather added any comeback, if ever, won't see him fighting in the ring again.
"I'm not thinking about fighting right now," said the 'Money Man,' who retired with a fantastic 50-0 record with 27 KOs. "If I do have a comeback, it would be in the octagon."
Mayweather fought Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar and UFC champion Conor McGregor in a celebrated boxing match last August which the brash-talking American won by a 10th round knockout.
He said he'll definitely consider fighting McGregor again, but this time inside the octagon.
"If I did," he said if ever he comes out of retirement again. "But right now I'm not worried about the octagon or the boxing ring."
Mayweather, who arrived with his entourage in a huge private jet bearing the TMT (The Money Team) logo, will be vacationing for the next three days as he checks out some of the fine beaches in the country.
On Tuesday, Mayweather and his team will be flying out to Palawan and see the world-famous El Nido Resort.
"He wants to see the Philippines. Definitely, he will be going to Palawan," said Sam Versoza, who's Frontcourt International is hosting Mayweather's first visit in the country.