Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows it’s good to be the king. But one thing about being on top of the boxing world means someone always wants a shot at Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
So who’s next for Floyd Mayweather Jr.? A few weeks removed from his 45th career win, a majority decision over Saul Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather needs to be looking to the future. The question, now, is who’s next on “Money” Mayweather’s dance card? Clearly every elite fighter in the world wants a shot at Floyd; who makes the most compelling case?
Timothy Bradley (31-0) – As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Bradley called for a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. after a win over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
“If a Floyd Mayweather fight were to materialize, I would love to do that…. I would love to fight Mayweather, and I would love to fight the Money team,” he said.
Say what you want about Bradley’s lack of style; wins over Manny Pacquiao, Marquez and Devon Alexander put him in the Floyd Mayweather conversation.
Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2) – Does Pacquiao deserve to be in the same ring as Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Pacquiao-Mayweather had been years in the making but never happened. After a controversial split-decision loss to Bradley and KO loss from Marquez, Pacquiao has to beat Brandon Rios for the vacant WBO International Welterweight title before getting in the ring with Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Some say Bradley should face Pacquiao in a rematch before either gets a shot at Mayweather.
Assuming Pacquiao wins and looks good doing so in November’s comeback fight against Brandon Rios—and if he doesn’t, let’s face it, he’s irrelevant on the big stage—a rematch between he and Bradley is simply the fight that makes the most sense for both guys. – Lyle Fitzsimmon for Bleacher Report.
Amir Khan (28-3) – Has the British pugilist earned a bout with “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Some think so, including Ricky Hatton, recipient of a Mayweather TKO in 2007.
“Amir Khan is probably the closest fighter to Floyd Mayweather from a speed point of view,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
Who do you think Floyd Mayweather Jr. should face next? Do any of these fighters deserve a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr.? WIll Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. ever happen?