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Mayweather Jr vs. TBA: If it makes money, it makes sense?

Floyd Mayweather JrBy Gerardo Granados: The WBA – WBC Welter & Light Middleweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr W47 (26)-L0-D0 has two bouts left on his multimillion contract. There is no venue set yet and the always dangerous TBA makes fight fans wonder if he can defeat Floyd. Will Mayweather Jr choose to increase his legacy against a solid top welter contender or will he try to legitimize his TBE allegations? Maybe he is just trying to bring in the numbers expected by the TV Network so he will decide on the most profitable opponent available.

Money´s last two fights fell short to make 1 million PPV buys, any other fighter who is able to make half the numbers he brings would be satisfied but Floyd is under a huge pressure due his great contract so he must deliver the numbers.

I don’t expect Mayweather Jr to fight Gennady GGG Golovkin on his next two bouts; maybe he will try a sixth division title against Miguel Cotto and bring the numbers in, but the bout might not be that easy to arrange. Danny Garcia has lost a lot of steam since his controversial win against Mauricio Herrera and his disappointing mismatch against Rod Salka. IBF welter belt holder Kell Brook hug boxing style might not bring the numbers needed. Amir Khan has waited his turn and could bring in good numbers. A fight against Adrien Broner would not be competitive but I bet it would sell very well.

A fight against Manny Pacquiao would break all PPV records but let’s be real on this one and wait until both boxers enter the ring before fight each other on who would win. Could the TV Network force them to finally agree to terms on a contract?

Wait a minute, are we forgetting about a fighter who has earned the chance to fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr?

It was reported that the WBC will allow Floyd to decide until next December on his intention to keep the 147 or 154 belts, but according to the WBC rules a boxer can’t hold his WBC belt simultaneously with other organization belt. I want to ask the WBC, what happen to the mandatory challenger? It’s been a while since Floyd had his last title defense against the mandatory challenger. Can the reader recall the date?

Keith Thurman has earned his shot at the WBA welter strap, he is the Interim belt holder and official challenger; but will boxing politics allow him to fight against Floyd? Maybe Money will follow the example of Peter Quilling and vacate his belt instead of defend it against a young lion who can’t bring the numbers in but who has earned the right to fight him.

What use can you give to the rankings when for the big names it becomes optional to engage the mandatory challenger? It is a privilege earned and not given to be ranked as the number one to challenge to the title. If the challenger can’t bring in the numbers then it is not his fault, how can he gain recognition if he keep been avoided due he is a high risk and low reward earning for the belt holder, the promoter and even for the TV Network?

You take the competition out of Pro Boxing and turn it in to a show when the Boxing Organizations aren’t able to force his organization champion to defend his strap against the Mandatory Challenger.

Between the Promoters cold wars and now the TV Networks having split the big names under contract, it can complicate things even more for fans to get to see competitive bouts and also the fights that we want. Who runs pro boxing? Is it the Boxing Organizations who are in charge or is it the Promoters of the big boxing stars or is it possible that the TV has taken control?
I think it is great to make money but does it makes sense to bend the rules every now and then?

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