Mayweather waiting Khan vs Alexander result before deciding on next opponent?

By BoxingKrusher - 11/17/2014 - Comments

floyd6002By BK: Floyd Mayweather Jr is reportedly waiting on the result of the upcoming Amir Khan vs Devon Alexander fight in December before thinking about making his next announcement on his next opponent in May 2015.

Mayweather hasn’t been vocal about what direction he is going towards for his next fight but there is some big fights out there for Floyd if he wants a big paycheck, here is a list of them.

Manny Pacquiao

This fight has been anticipated for the better part of 5 years now, the fight was being negotiated for 2009 before Pacquiao and Mayweather both couldn’t agree on stipulations for the fight including drug testing, which fighter would be the A side and PPV revenue. Pacquaio refused to do Olympic style drug testing that Mayweather requested and the fight came to a halt, since then Pacquaio has been vocal about wanting the fight and even willing to fight Mayweather for free and let all the pay-per-view revenue go to charity and just let them fight to see who the best welterweight is today. The fight arguably back in 2009 would of been one of the biggest fights of all time, it could still be today but it wouldn’t have the same fire about it due to Pacquiao losing back to back to Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, Pacquiao has looked poor since then. Mayweather also looks to be slowing down in his recent performances against Marcos Maidana in May and September, many fans still want to see the fight but for me now, if it didn’t happen I wouldn’t be to bothered.

Miguel Cotto 2

Mayweather potentially could have a rematch with the WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Cotto is coming off a impressive TKO win over Sergio Martinez in June to win the WBC and Lineal middleweight titles, Cotto knocked Martinez down three times in the 1st round before Martinez trainer stopped the fight in the 10th realizing Martinez wasn’t going to win the fight and Cotto was still looking very fresh. Mayweather beat Cotto over 12 rounds in 2012 but had trouble winning the fight at stages, Cotto gave Mayweather one of the toughest fights of his career but Mayweather boxed beautifully to win a 12 round UD. Cotto would have to step down to 154 or 147 to fight Mayweather again as Mayweather struggles to make 154 let alone try and fight Cotto at middleweight, we saw with the Mayweather vs Canelo fight in 2013, Mayweather had a 152 catch weight limit put in place with Canelo as he felt he wouldn’t be able to make the 154 light middleweight limit.

Canelo Alvarez 2

Mayweather beat Alvarez in September 2013 and since then Saul “Canel” Alvarez has looked fairly poor. He dominated Alfredo Angulo in March 2014 by a TKO victory after delivering a devastating uppercut that made referee Tony Weeks end the fight. Canelo then faced Cuban Erislandy Lara in July and struggled to a 12 round split decision in a fight that Lara connected the most punches compared to Alvarez but Alvarez really getting the decision on being the more active and aggressive fighter, Lara felt he won and wanted a rematch to which De La Hoya said no, no one wants a rematch and Lara now will face Ishe Smith in December for his WBA regular world title. Canelo struggles to make 154 now, he had had his last two fights at a 155 catch weight due to not being able to drop enough weight to get to the 154 weight limit at light middleweight which makes a rematch with Mayweather unrealistic unless Alvarez really wanted to drain down which would be a mistake, Alvarez got out classed by Mayweather last time and a drained Canelo would likely get exposed badly again, and Canelo has been vocal about not wanting to face Mayweather again anyway.

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