No comeback for ‘old man’ Mayweather

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather insists that he will not be getting back into the ring, speaking from the stands at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The 39-year-old, who won bronze in Atlanta 1996, has been spotted on three occasions at the Olympic boxing tournament.

With news that his Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao is targeting a return to the ring in November after retiring in April, Mayweather was quick to distance himself from a comeback.

"I'm an old man," he said. "I'm treating my body good, being smart. I was still able to compete at the top level for 20 years. I've done a lot of boxing. I just want to give back to young champions right here."

Boxing continues on Wednesday with the men's welter 69kg final between Shakhram Giyasov of Uzbekistan and Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan, along with the women's light 60kg semi-finals.