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Who will Mayweather fight next?

Floyd Mayweather Jr Miguel CottoBy David Ishola: Judging by his most recent comments after beating Miguel Cotto to add the WBA Light Middleweight World title to his collection it appears that Floyd Mayweather is “80/20 in favour of retiring” after admitting the potential fights out there are “very limited” which is on the back of his comments about the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight being a non starter due to Bob Arum.

After beating Miguel Cotto as well as Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Victor Ortiz in his most recent fights after initially retiring on the back of first his win over Oscar De La Hoya and then Ricky Hatton his legacy as one of the best pound for pound ever is secure even without fighting Manny Pacquiao yet I would still imagine that if he were to retire then Floyd Mayweather would want one last fight after his release from prison so what are the realistic options.

After seeing how hard it is for Floyd Mayweather to fight at Light Middleweight as his two treks to that division in his wins over Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto have shown he isn’t as swift at that weight would probably rule out fighting at that weight ever again so fighting at his natural weight of Welterweight is almost a certainty although that does rule out the biggest potential match ups which would be Sergio Martinez and Saul Alvarez although Oscar De La Hoya effectively ruled out Mayweather/Alvarez.

Depending on the outcome of Pacquiao/Bradley a Mayweather/Bradley match up is not out of the realms of possibility although I just don’t see Timothy Bradley lasting past 9 rounds with Manny Pacquiao because he simply isn’t on the level of Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao who are simply head and shoulders above everyone else.

I guess with Miguel Cotto after a rematch with Floyd Mayweather that could be the one to go with especially if as rumoured by that bloke who works for Yahoo Sports that Mayweather/Cotto has done better buy rates than any other fight in history outside of Mayweather/De La Hoya so the money involved in that would probably be enough alone to make Floyd Mayweather want to do the rematch although I would imagine it would be at Welterweight if it happened again. After a career as great as the one Floyd Mayweather has had a properly built up and promoted last fight would do HUGE numbers so it would make sense for Floyd Mayweather from a financial and egotistical standpoint to go out with a bang and whilst we would all love for that fight to be Mayweather/Pacquiao i’m just as happy with Mayweather/Cotto or even one of Mayweather/Margarito, Mayweather/Berto or Mayweather/Khan.


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