Now that 48-0 Floyd “Money” Mayweather has announced his final fight will be in September in a non-title bout who will it be? He has said he is giving up all 5 of his belts. If he lives by his word and ties former great heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record this writer for one will have some new respect for him.
Wouldn’t it be something if Mayweather decided to get down to 140 and fight Argentina’s Cesar Cuenca, the WBO Latino light welterweight champion who is 47-0 and mandatory challenger for Lamont Peterson’s IBF title?
If Mayweather would consider returning to his home state of Michigan there’s Kronk’s unbeaten Tony Harrison, 21-0 (18), #12 IBF junior middleweight. WBA middleweight title holder Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has said he is willing to come down to 154 to meet Mayweather of which this writer considers to be the #2 P4P boxer in the world. That would be the “dream fight!”
Other possible opponents would be Keith Thurman, 25-0 (21), WBA 147 champ; “New” Ray Robinson, 19-2 (9), #6 WBO; Sadam Ali, 21-0 (13) #4 WBO; Danny “Swift” Garcia, 29-0 (17), WBA and WBC 140 champ; the winner of James Kirkland, 32-1 (28) and former 154 champion Saul Alvarez, 44-1-1 (31) whose only loss was to Mayweather and former IBF 135 champ Paul Spadafora, 49-1-1 (19) who once had a past sparring exhibition with Mayweather that caused quite a fuss.
That’s all 10 possibilities to be Mayweather’s #49th opponent!
Please send all questions and comments to Ken Hissner at: Kenhissner@gmail.com
Ken Hissner responds to all his emails at: firstname.lastname@example.org